Rep Sheet Roundup: Taryn Manning Signs With East 2 West Collective
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].
Orange you glad to see more of them?
Orange is the New Black’s Taryn Manning (Pennsatucky) and Jessica Pimentel (Maria) have each signed with East 2 West Collective, the boutique agency formerly known as Much & House PR. They will be repped by COO Heather Weiss and associate Nancy Schuster out of the New York office.
Weiss also has signed Vine prankster Lance Stewart, whose Lance210 channel has logged 5.9 million followers and 3.7 billion loops.
Building her Empire
Empire’s Jamila Velazquez has signed with Luber Roklin manager Bryan Brucks. The Bronx native, of Puerto Rican, Dominican and Ecuadorian descent, turned heads early in season 2 with a Spanish cover of Linda Rondstadt’s “Blue Bayou,” and her character, Laura Calleros, recurred throughout the season, becoming lead singer of the show’s Latin girl group Mirage a Trois and eventually Hakeem’s fiancée.
It’d be a Crime not to recognize his talent
American Crime’s Trevor Jackson has signed with Management 360. He previously was with Primary Wave. The actor and singer starred on season two of John Ridley’s acclaimed anthology drama as Kevin LaCroix, the high school basketball team co-captain whose promising future is jeopardized by a sexual assault accusation involving the squad. Regina King (Emmy-nominated for her role) and Andre Benjamin played his parents. Jackson continues to be represented by CAA and Myman Greenspan.
A cross-country move
WME contemporary music agent Joseph Martin has exited the agency’s Los Angeles office and joined CAA’s country music practice in Nashville. CAA’s Nashville roster includes Zac Brown Band, Twenty One Pilots, Keith Urban, Dixie Chicks, John Mayer, Tim McGraw, Pretty Lights, Shania Twain, Dead & Co., Maren Morris, Lady Antebellum, Kings of Leon, Kelly Clarkson, The Chainsmokers, Brantley Gilbert, Kelsea Ballerini and Amy Grant.
She’s got Louis C.K.’s stamp of approval
UTA has signed actress Sofia Hublitz, who most recently appeared as a young version of Edie Falco’s character in Louis C.K.’s Horace and Pete. She previously appeared in another flashback of another C.K. show, Louie, where she played the daughter of his favorite childhood teacher in the season 4 episode “In the Woods.” Prior to that, Hublitz was a contestant on Fox’s MasterChef Junior. Her next project is Jason Bateman’s Netflix drama Ozark. Hublitz continues to be represented by New York-based children’s talent agency Jordan, Gill & Dornbaum and by 3 Arts.
In case you haven’t heard of the city already…
Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau has tapped Wagstaff Worldwide as its domestic PR agency of record. “Beverly Hills, with its 102-year history, Hollywood connection and iconic dining, lodging and entertainment offerings, has incredible stories to tell,” Wagstaff president Mary Wagstaff, who founded the company in 1999. Added BHCVB CEO Julie Wagner, “Wagstaff Worldwide’s exceptional reputation in travel and tourism PR, as well as its vast knowledge of the Los Angeles-area luxury market, were key factors in our decision. We look forward to capitalizing on their creativity, progressive thinking and understanding of today’s media landscape to maximize awareness and bring renewed excitement in established domestic markets to this luxurious travel destination.”
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