Rep Sheet Roundup: UTA Signs ‘White Princess’ Star Jacob Collins-Levy
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]
UTA has signed Jacob Collins-Levy, star of Starz’s The White Princess. The sequel to 2013’s miniseries The White Queen follows the power struggle of the women behind the English throne, occupied by King Henry VII (Collins-Levy). The actor previously appeared in two series on his native country’s Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Barracuda and Glitch. He continues to be represented by United Management in Australia and Anonymous Content.
Food and games
IMG has signed a multiyear global licensing deal with Caesars Entertainment, which as the world’s most diversified gaming and entertainment company operates 50 casinos across five countries. “Caesars is an iconic global brand loved by millions of consumers,” Caesars' vp brand alliances Penny Truttmann said in a statement. “IMG offers us the opportunity to expand our product portfolio and reach our consumers in a new and exciting way, while also developing a best-in-class licensing program.”
The agency’s jurisdiction will include home goods, apparel and footwear, wine and spirits, fragrance and beauty products, fashion accessories, travel goods and recreational gaming-themed products across a variety of distribution channels and price points. “We are truly excited and honored to represent Caesars Entertainment,” IMG Licensing vice president Gary Krakower said in a statement. “We look forward to building a robust global licensing program around Caesars’ storied history and stature, as well as its iconic brands including Caesars Palace and Flamingo Hotel and Casino.
IMG also has struck a new multiyear licensing deal with Conde Nast’s food lifestyle brand Bon Appetit. “Bon Appetit continues to inspire audiences with its innovative approach to food lifestyle content,” said Craig Kostelic, chief business officer of Conde Nast’s Food Innovation Group, in a statement. “This exciting partnership with IMG will allow us to push the boundaries, elevate the brand to new heights and engage new consumers along the way.”
The agency’s licensing program will include the brand’s cookware, kitchen tools and appliances and target distribution channels including department, specialty and grocery stores in the U.S. and Canada. “IMG is excited to be working with Conde Nast to enhance the Bon Appetit brand,” IMG Licensing senior director Samara Schanfeld said in a statement. “We look forward to developing licensing opportunities that align with and amplify the brand’s unique culinary voice, as well as encourage consumers to enhance their palettes and love of cooking.”
Elsewhere in Rep World: