APA has promoted literary agent Kyle Loftus to partner, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. The 29-year-old is the youngest person to reach partner in the agency’s history.
“Kyle is an exceptional agent with a dynamic sensibility for identifying and nurturing both clients and content,” APA president-CEO James Gosnell and executive vp TV literary Lee Dinstman said Tuesday in a joint statement. “He’s made great strides and has achieved formidable success in a very short period of time, which speaks volumes for his accomplishments and this well-deserved promotion.”
Loftus’ relationship with APA began as an intern in 2009. After he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and economics, he was hired in the mailroom in 2011 and made agent two years later.
Loftus is a key member of the teams that represent clients including filmmaker John Carpenter, Black-ish co-showrunner Kenny Smith, Sonic the Hedgehog screenwriters Pat Casey and Josh Miller, October Faction author Steve Niles and Infidel comic series author Pornsak Pichetshote. He also helped package the series adaptation of Charlaine Harris’ Midnight, Texas.
Loftus also works with crossover clients including Gary Oldman (as well as his Flying Studios producing partner Douglas Urbanski), Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Mary J. Blige, T.I., Tyrese Gibson and American Housewife‘s Carly Craig, who stars in and executive produces the YouTube Premium straight-to-series show Sideswiped. He also represents media companies including Narrative.ly, Cineflix and U.K.-based Buccaneer Media.