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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
UTA gets away with new client
How to Get Away with Murder’s Charlie Weber has signed with UTA. The actor plays Frank Delfino, the right-hand man to Viola Davis’ character who is willing to get his hands dirty. Weber has recurred on 90210, MTV’s Underemployed, Burn Notice and Everwood, and will be remembered by Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans as Ben, the human who shared a body with Season 5 Big Bad Glory. He continues to be repped by Vanguard Management Group.
Nickelodeon alum gets new PR
Up-and-comer Dillon Lane has signed with publicist Nicole Miller. The actor starred as Skinner on the Nickelodeon live-action comedy Bucket and Skinner’s Epic Adventures and has graduated to History’s upcoming miniseries Texas Rising, where he will play Yancey Burns, one of the youngest Texas Rangers, in a cast alongside Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kris Kristofferson. Earlier this year he appeared in the Disney Channel original movie Cloud 9.
Abrams branches out
Abrams Artists Agency has made two key personnel moves in its alternative programming and digital media division, promoting Amanda Marzolf to agent and hiring licensing executive Lynda Cevallos. Marzolf has demonstrated her expertise in digital influencers over the past two years under department head Alec Shankman, while Cevallos’ has worked on licensing for companies and brands including Guess, BCBG, MGM and Paramount. Abrams’ digital/licensing division, established by Shankman in 2003, reps the casts of Discovery’s Gold Rush, Nat Geo’s Wicked Tuna, Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures, The Biggest Loser showrunner Josh Gates and online lifestyle influencers Mr. Kate, Pretty Prudent and A Beautiful Mess, and also consults for digital and tech firms like bBooth and Slingr.
Striking out on his own
Vanguard manager Bernard Kira has hung up his own shingle, BMK-ENT. Kira has brought seven clients over to his new management and production company, which officially started on Monday: The Killing’s Sterling Beaumon and Levi Meaden, Covert Affairs’ Nazneen Contractor, Benched’s Jolene Purdyand Jersey Boys’ Jackie Seiden, as well as The Tank writer/director Kellie Madison and new writer Milan Tomasevic. “I needed to get some fresh clean energy, so I took the plunge and have gone off on my own,” Kira, who also previously worked at Innovative and got his start working for Roger Corman, tells THR. “The objective of running my own company is having the freedom to maintain a lean roster so that each client receives the exclusivity they demand, effectively tailoring a personalized long-term career.”
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