Rep Sheet Roundup: 'Pitch' Star Kylie Bunbury Signs With BWR
THR’s at-a-glance look at the week in representation news
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Kylie Bunbury, star of Fox's upcoming fall baseball drama Pitch, has signed with BWR for publicity. She'll be getting plenty of that, as early buzz is good for the show, a fictional take on the first woman to play in the major leagues. The series was created by Dan Fogelman and Rick Singer, and Bunbury continues to be repped by ICM and Principal Entertainment LA.
Lots of New Moves in One
Blindspot star Jaimie Alexander has signed with public relations firm East 2 West Collective, formerly known as Much and House PR. She follows her publicist Kasey Kitchen from Pinnacle PR. "I'm thrilled to join East 2 West Collective," Kitchen said in a statement. "With offices in New York, Nashville and Los Angeles, plus a thriving social media/digital division, their wide reach and strategic thinking will provide tremendous support for my clients as they navigate this rapidly changing business."
Banners Getting Some Love
CAA has signed two production companies:
DiGa is the full-service production company and studio founded in January 2011 by former MTV president Tony DiSanto, who has several series at the network: Scream, Teen Wolf, Bugging Out, MTV2's Binge Thinking and MTV International's Say It in Song. DiGa also is behind CMT's The Ed Bassmaster Show and Oxygen's Player Gets Played. ITV acquired a 51 percent stake in the company in 2014, and DiGa now is in preproduction on its first movie, a digital adaptation of the zombie novel Eat Brains Love, with Gunpowder & Sky (the banner of another former MTV president, Van Toffler) and James Frey's Full Fathom Five. DiGa has a three-book deal with Macmillan Publishing for Chandler Baker's trilogy High School Horror. The first installment, Teen Frankenstein, hit shelves in January, and follow-up Teen Hide is due out later this year. DiGa continues to be repped by attorney Robert Strent at Grubman Shire.
Stun Creative is a digital agency/production company founded in 2000 by Brad Roth and Mark Feldstein. In addition to being Snapchat's new global creative partner, the company has produced campaigns for clients including Game of Thrones, Better Call Saul, The Late Late Show With James Corden, Conan, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, Curb Your Enthusiasm, the NFL, Dove, Universal Music Group, Fandango and BMW, and also produced Newfront and Upfront presentations for networks including Hulu, E! and Bravo. Stun Creative also executive produced and provided production services for the E! webseries Hashtaggers, CW Seed's animated Very Mallory, Crackle's Writers Room and Conde Nast's Single Life.
UTA has signed writer-actor Heidi Schreck. She currently is a supervising producer on Amazon's upcoming Jill Soloway and Sarah Cubbins comedy I Love Dick, and she previously was a member of the writing staffs of Showtime's Billions and Nurse Jackie, both of which she appeared in. As a playwright, Schreck's most recent work, Grand Concourse, received its world premiere in 2014 at Playwrights Horizons in New York City before being staged at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre and other theaters around the country. Her other plays include Creature, There Are No More Big Secrets and The Consultant, and she has won two Obie Awards, a Drama Desk Award and the Theatre World Award. Schreck continues to be repped by Writ Large Management.
Elsewhere in Rep World: