Rep Sheet Roundup: Mariah Carey Signs With BWR Public Relations
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].
New PR for Mimi
Mariah Carey has signed with BWR Public Relations. The diva is planning an eight-episode docuseries on her private life with E!.
Publicity firm 42West has signed digital stars Cameron Dallas and the Dolan Twins, as well as actress Samara Weaving. The 21-year-old Dallas has 9.3 million followers on Vine, the platform on which he first shot to fame, and has starred in the online films The Outfield and Expelled, while twins Ethan and Grayson Dolan have 1.5 million subscribers to their shared YouTube channel (and a slew of additional followers on their individual social media accounts). Australian up-and-comer Weaving will star opposite The Walking Dead's Steven Yeun in the indie action thriller Mayhem, and she also soon will be seen in New Line's horror comedy The Babysitter (as the title character) and Paramount's Monster Trucks.
They're on the list
Abrams has signed several new clients:
· Balthazar Getty, who will be part of Showtime's Twin Peaks revival. The Brothers & Sisters alum (son of John Paul Getty III) was a series regular on season five of Alias and made his debut as a teenager, starring as the noble Ralph in 1990's movie adaptation of Lord of the Flies. He continues to be managed by Untitled Entertainment.
· Ramona Singer of The Real Housewives of New York. As the Bravo reality show returns for its eighth season next Wednesday, Abrams will work with Singer on digital and branding opportunities. The FIT graduate's businesses include Ramona Wines, True Faith Jewelry and Tru Renewal Skincare. She continues to be managed by Lisa Taubes.
· William Forsythe, whose long list of credits includes playing baddies and heavies in Raising Arizona, Once Upon a Time in America and The Rock. He portrayed Al Capone as a series regular on CBS' adaptation of The Untouchables, and more recently recurred as Manny Horvitz (the butcher) on HBO's Boardwalk Empire and appeared on Hawaii Five-0 and Daredevil. He continues to be managed by Kieran Maguire of the Arlook Group.
CAA has signed U.K.-based independent production company Arrow Media in the U.S. as half of the banner's commissions now come from American broadcast and cable networks. Its nonfiction series and specials include Science Channel's Aliens: The Definitive Guide and Investigation Discovery's ID Films: Inside Waco. Arrow also has See No Evil, now in its second season as one of the latter network's highest-rated shows. In 2014, National Geographic Channel simulcast Arrow's RTS-winning Live From Space, and Discovery will air its BAFTA-nominated documentary Sherpa later this year. "Never has there been a better time to grow our U.S. footprint and non-scripted slate," Arrow Media co-founders and joint creative directors Tom Brisley and John Smithson said in a statement. "Together with CAA, we look forward to building on our current U.S. track record, and continuing to push the boundaries in creating compelling and authentic content."
Not related to Mick, as far as I can tell
Dean S. Jagger has signed with ICM Partners. The English actor will portray Smalljon Umber (son of Greatjon, obviously) on the upcoming sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones, and he currently is in Vancouver shooting Brightlight Pictures and Lighthouse Pictures' apocalyptic action movie Scorched Earth opposite Gina Carano and John Hannah. Peter Howitt (Sliding Doors) is directing the indie. Jagger continues to be repped by Identity in the U.K., The Syndicate and Felker Toczek.
The agency also has signed Matter Studios, a nonfiction storytelling incubator from the online publishing platform Medium. Matter Studios actually is the rebranded spinoff formerly known as Matter, Medium's National Magazine Award-winning longform unit. Twitter co-founder and Medium chief executive Evan Williams will be the chairman and sole owner of Matter Studios, which will finance and guide unique voices to develop their own brands via various platforms, including podcasts, books, live events and streaming television.
Here's to you, Miss Robinson
UTA has signed Emily Robinson, who recurred in flashbacks on the second season of Amazon's Transparent as Rose, the mother of Jeffrey Tambor's Maura. (She also played a teenage version of Gaby Hoffman's Ali in season one.) Her other credits include Rizzoli & Isles, Criminal Minds and Scorpion. She recently wrote, directed and starred in the short Virgin Territory, and she will be seen this summer at the Geffen Playhouse in Big Sky, a play written by Pulitzer finalist Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros and directed by Tony winner John Rando. Robinson continues to be repped by Savage (for commercials), the Perlman Management Group and Marilyn Zitner Management.
X marks the spot
Gersh has signed Director X (formerly known as Little X), who helmed Drake's "Hotline Bling" music video as well as his "Worst Behavior," "HYFR" and "Started From the Bottom," plus videos for Jay Z, Kanye West, Rihanna ("Work"), John Mayer and Justin Bieber ("Boyfriend"). His feature debut Across the Line, a drama about a promising hockey prospect dealing with racial tension at his high school, sold to A71 Entertainment in his native Canada, and he currently is in post-production on Lifetime telepic Center Stage: Dance Camp, executive produced by Laurence Mark. X continues to be repped by Carl Liberman of The Characters Talent Agency in Canada and by manager Taj Critchlow.
Now in full view
Saycon Sengbloh, who stars alongside Lupita Nyong'o in Broadway's Eclipsed, has signed with Steven Adams of Buffalo 8 Management. The theater veteran plays Number One of the captive "wives" in The Walking Dead star Danai Gurira's critically acclaimed play. Over the past year, she also has appeared onstage in Holler If Ya Hear Me, Motown: The Musical, Hair, Fela!, The Color Purple, Wicked and Aida. She'll also soon be seen onscreen in The Night of, the retitled HBO crime drama that was the passion project of James Gandolfini, as well as in the indie film Double Play opposite Lennie James and Colin Salmon.
If you know them, you must be a cool kid
PMK*BNC has signed two emerging pop artists:
· Daya, the teen singer whose breakout single "Hide Away" has gone platinum and who is featured in The Chainsmokers' "Don't Let Me Down."
· Kiiara, whose following may soon emerge above-ground thanks to her song "Gold," which is featured in an Apple Watch ad starring Chloe Sevigny and notched more than 30 million Spotify listens in less than a year.
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