Rep Sheet Roundup: Jennifer Esposito Signs With CAA
THR’s at-a-glance look at the week in representation news.
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Jennifer Esposito has signed with CAA. Last week, the Blue Bloods alum, who had been without an agency, joined the upcoming 14th season of CBS' NCIS as a new series-regular special agent. Esposito's most recent series-regular role was last summer on season three of ABC's Mistresses, and last year she also recurred on Showtime's The Affair. Her other credits include Crash (2004) and ABC's Samantha Who. Esposito continues to be repped by GSA Entertainment and attorney Marcy Morris at Jackoway Tyerman.
F—ing Great Client
Ian McShane has signed with Wolf | Kasteler Public Relations. The Deadwood alum will next co-star as Mr. Wednesday in Starz's highly anticipated adaptation of Neil Gaiman's American Gods and reprise his John Wick hotelier character for the film's sequel. In the past year, the prolific English actor's appearances included an episode of Game of Thrones and a season-long arc on Showtime's Ray Donovan.
Keep on Eye on Him This Awards Season
St. Vincent director Theodore Melfi has signed with Mona Loring for publicity. Fox 2000 has moved up the release date for his current movie, the NASA true story Hidden Figures, signaling the studio's faith in its awards potential. The drama stars Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer in the tale of three black female mathematicians who helped the U.S. launch its first successful space mission.
Cue the Jazz Drums!
Birdman composer Antonio Sanchez has signed with First Artists Management. In addition to a Grammy win and Golden Globe nomination for scoring the Alejandro G. Inarritu dramedy, the Mexico City-born drummer has won three additional Grammys for his work with jazz bandleader Pat Metheny.
May They Work Happily Ever After
Comic book and graphic novel publishing and production company Zenescope Entertainment, best known for its Grimm Fairy Tales universe, has signed with The Cartel for management. Zenescope titles that have been or are being developed for film and television include Syfy's upcoming Van Helsing and Mythology Entertainment's The Library, while Universal TV recently picked up rights to Fly with Zenescope founders Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco attached to executive produce. "We're thrilled about signing with The Cartel," Tedesco, who also is the company's vp of film and television, said in a statement. "[Partner] Stan Spry and the entire team there have a stellar reputation and an incredible sensibility. Their vision for our titles is very much in sync with our own."
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