Rep Sheet Roundup: CAA Foundation Picks Co-Executive Director
THR’s at-a-glance look at the week in representation news.
Who got signed, promoted, hired or fired The Hollywood Reporter’s Rep Sheet rounds up the week in representation news. To submit announcements for consideration, contact [email protected].
Leading to Serve
The CAA Foundation has promoted Natalie Tran to co-executive director, succeeding Judee Ann Williams, who was named co-head of CAA Social Impact last month. CAA Social Impact is the agency’s new strategic consultancy for corporate social responsibility initiatives, while CAA Foundation will continue to advise clients on individual philanthropic initiatives as well as drive the agency’s own philanthropic work. Tran, who has five years of experience as an executive at the Foundation, will lead alongside Rachel Kropa.
WME-IMG will represent naming rights for the Park at Wrigley Field, a new 50,000-square-foot plaza next to the historic home of the Chicago Cubs. The agency’s global partnerships division also will be responsible for developing year-round programming for the space. “We are excited to partner with one of the best sports and entertainment companies in the industry,” said Crane Kenney, president of Hickory Street Capital, the real estate development company founded by the Ricketts family, who own the Cubs and Wrigley Field. Added WME-IMG chief content officer Mark Shapiro, “WME-IMG’s capabilities across naming rights, brand partnerships, event production and talent representation ideally position us to make the Park at Wrigley Field a must-visit venue within one of the world’s most iconic sports communities.”
He Knew Alicia Before Any of Us
Swedish actor Bjorn Gustafsson has signed with publicity firm 42West. His recent credits include Melissa McCarthy’s Spy and the viral short film Kung Fury. He also starred alongside Alicia Vikander in the 2011 Swedish drama The Crown Jewels.
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