Rep Sheet Roundup: Mel Gibson's Son Milo Gibson Signs With APA
THR’s at-a-glance look at the week in representation news.
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He's Got His Father's Eyes
Milo Gibson has signed with APA and PR Studio USA. He made his debut in Hacksaw Ridge, his father Mel Gibson's well-received return to directing. He will next be seen in the surfing coming-of-age drama The Tribes of Palos Verdes, starring Maika Monroe and Jennifer Garner, before taking on his first lead role, as a bounty hunter in GFM Films' action-thriller All the Devil's Men. The young actor continues to be repped by Primary Wave.
The Gem of Her Father's Eye
Ruby Modine, the daughter of Matthew Modine, has signed with Gersh. She currently co-stars on the seventh season of Showtime's Shameless and shooting the Blumhouse horror feature Half to Death. She previously appeared in the movie adaptation of James Franco's short story Memoria. The actress is managed by Rothman/Andres.
Do you sense a pattern here?
Publicity firm 42West has signed two new clients:
Hailey Baldwin, a daughter of Stephen Baldwin, is a model who recently released handbag capsule collection #theHAILEYedited with Australia's The Daily Edited and a 20-pair shoe collaboration with Britain's Public Desire. She signed with IMG Models in March.
Meanwhile, Sistine Stallone, the middle daughter of Sylvester Stallone, also is signed to IMG Models. She will team up with older sister Sophia and younger sister Scarlet to become the first sibling trio to serve as Miss Golden Globe for the 2017 ceremony.
Formerly Known as BF
WME has signed YouTube prankster Jesse Wellens. Two of his attention-grabbing public stunts include skateboarding around Manhattan in full Silver Surfer bodypaint (more than 5 million views in five days) and "flying" around San Francisco on a "magic carpet" (more than 25 million total views). Wellens co-created the BFvsGF (9.3 million subscribers) and PrankvsPrank (10.2 million) accounts, as well as DownRangeGaming (1.4 million), which collectively have notched 4.6 billion views. In keeping with his brand, Wellens and former girlfriend Jeana Smith also are the creators and stars of the YouTube Red Original Series Prank Academy. He continues to be repped by Cohen and Silver.
WME-IMG also has been tasked with securing naming rights for the Denver Broncos' stadium. This represents the agency's first such deal with an NFL franchise, on the heels of this fall's announcement WME-IMG would handle naming rights for the Park at Wrigley Field. The Broncos' 15-year-old stadium, which underwent a $30 million upgrade in 2013, was known as Sports Authority Field at Mile High until the sports retailer's bankruptcy in March. "WME-IMG's extensive network throughout the sports and entertainment industry will serve as a tremendous resource for our organization in this very important process," Broncos president and CEO Joe Ellis said in a statement. "Naming rights are critical to improving our stadium, and teaming up with WME-IMG will help us find the right partner that understands the values of our organization and this community."
UTA has signed development executive-turned-screenwriter Liz Hannah, who recently sold her first spec script, The Post, to Amy Pascal's Pascal Pictures. The Post tells the story of the Washington Post's role in exposing the Pentagon Papers scandal. Hannah, who previously worked in development, continues to be repped by Echo Lake and by attorney Jeff Hynick at Jackoway Tyerman.
ICM Partners has signed writer/director T.J. Scott. He won a Canadian Screen Award for helming an episode of Orphan Black, and this year alone he has worked on Bates Motel, Queen of the South, Longmire, The Strain, Gotham and Audience Network's Ice.
ICM also has signed IndyCar driver Alexander Rossi, who won the 100th Indy 500 in May for the Andretti Autosport team. He serves as a corporate ambassador for IndyCar and recently signed an endorsement deal with Tag Heuer. In addition, Rossi is the only American to currently hold a Formula One Super License, and serves as a reserve driver for Manor Racing in that circuit. He continues to be repped by BLKBX Creative Group.
CAA has signed music supervision company Earworm Music, which recently worked on supervision and licensing for the Cannes Jury Prize-winning American Honey. Earworm, which curates music for film, TV, video games, advertisements and businesses like the W Hotel Group, was founded by Rob da Bank, Ben Turner and Simon Astall.
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