Rep Sheet Roundup: ‘Hunger Games’ Alum Amandla Stenberg Signs With UTA
THR’s at-a-glance look at the week in representation news.
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The Hunger Games alum Amandla Stenberg has signed with UTA. The actress, now 16, played Rue in the first installment of the blockbuster YA franchise. The performance earned her an NAACP Image Award nomination, while she and star Jennifer Lawrence won a Teen Choice Award for the sisterlike chemistry between their characters. Before playing the delicate tribute, Stenberg demonstrated tougher survival instincts as the younger version of Zoe Saldana’s protagonist in Colombiana. Since then, she has recurred on Fox’s Sleepy Hollow as the daughter of Capt. Irving (Orlando Jones), voiced a bird in Rio 2 and starred with Robin Thicke in his short film Mercy. Stenberg plays a student of Craig Robinson’s music teacher in the comedy Mr. Robinson, which NBC ordered to series last year but has yet to receive a premiere date.
Paradigm’s new paradigm
Paradigm has unveiled a new logo that emphasizes the firm’s full name, Paradigm Talent Agency. The rebranding was created by Los Angeles-based design studio YYES, working with Paradigm and its partner agency AM Only.
They’ll probably treat him better than Ramsay does
Game of Thrones’ Alfie Allen has signed with publicity firm 42West. Allen began the series as haughty Theon Greyjoy, who was later captured by Ramsay Snow (Iwan Rheon) and tortured into the physically and psychologically damaged Reek. Allen recently played the bratty villain whom Keanu Reeves goes after in John Wick, and his other film roles include Plastic and Powder.
A nice anniversary haul
A year after Zack Teperman launched his eponymous publicity firm, ZTPR has signed several new clients:
· Canadian signer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk, who joined Kendrick Lamar on Saturday Night Live earlier this season for “Pay For It,” which she co-wrote.
· Actor Charley Koontz, best known as “Fat” Neil on Community, but who will soon be seen as a series regular on CBS’ CSI: Cyber.
· The Interview’s Charles Rahi Chun, who played Gen. Jong in the now-infamous Sony comedy. Chun’s previous credits include recurring appearances on General Hospital, Scrubs and The Young and the Restless, where he played doctors.
· Former Survivor contestant Baylor Wilson, who made it to the finale of the long-running reality show’s 29th season in December. The month before, Wilson released her self-titled country music EP.
Off to a good start
Filmmaker Zachary Wigon has signed with UTA. The writer/director’s first feature, The Heart Machine, premiered at SXSW last year to good reviews, with THR’s John DeFore calling it “a thoughtful, emotionally tricky debut.” The suspenseful romance, starring John Gallagher Jr. as a Brooklyn man who suspects his long-distance Internet girlfriend is actually a lot closer to home, was based on his 2012 short Someone Else’s Heart.
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