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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.
Public relations firm Relevant has signed:
Zoe Kazan, who stars opposite Kumail Nanjiani in the Sundance sensation The Big Sick, which Amazon and Lionsgate will release later this month. This fall, the actress-writer will be seen opposite James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal in HBO’s period porn drama The Deuce, while her play After the Blast opens the Lincoln Center Theater’s new LCT3 season. With partner Paul Dano, Kazan also co-wrote upcoming feature Wildlife, which stars Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal. Kazan’s previous credits include Ruby Sparks, Olive Kitteridge, Our Brand Is Crisis and It’s Complicated. She continues to be represented by UTA and Washington Square Film
Dylan Minnette, who stars as Clay on Netflix’s breakout drama 13 Reasons Why. His other credits include Don’t Breathe, Prisoners, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and Let Me In. Minnette continues to be represented by WME and Monster Talent Management.
Hallie Meyers-Shyer, whose directorial debut, Home Again, will be released by Open Road in September. The film, which she wrote, stars Reese Witherspoon as a single mom who allows three young men to move in with her. Meyers-Shyer continues to be represented by WME.
On the heels of its inaugural Take Action Day during Oscar week, CAA will hold a daylong Take Action: Refugees program at its headquarters June 20, World Refugee Day. In addition, the CAA Foundation is partnering with the International Rescue Committee and multiple local and international organizations to provide 40 educational and vocational scholarships to refugees in the U.S., the U.K. and Germany.
“Education has long been the cornerstone of the CAA Foundation’s efforts and is vital to the successful integration and long-term success of refugees,” CAA Foundation co-head Rachel Kropa said in a statement. “The scholarships are an immediate and long-lasting way for us to support the men, women and children who have sought refuge in the communities in which CAA operates.”
Take Action: Refugees activities will include educational and vocational workshops for refugee attendees as well as volunteer training and presentations about refugee issues for CAA employees, clients and other invited guests. StoryCorps founder Dave Isay will be on hand to document refugee attendees’ personal accounts for the StoryCorps Archive, and the day will culminate in a celebration of recently naturalized citizens.
Said CAA Foundation co-head Natalie Tran in a statement, “We want to use the platform of World Refugee Day to inform and engage our colleagues and clients around the world on ways they can take meaningful action to support and empower refugees on a local level.”
In addition, CAA has signed director and writer Anna Mastro. She was previously at ICM Partners. Mastro’s credits include The CW’s Jane the Virgin, No Tomorrow and Gossip Girl; MTV’s Awkward; Showtime’s Shameless; and Freeform’s new series The Bold Type. In addition to helming feature Walter, starring Neve Campbell, she also directed New Form Digital’s mystery drama musical Lost Generation and the pilot for Awesomeness’ Guidance. Mastro continues to be managed by the Gotham Group and attorneys Lauren Partipilo and Adam Kaller of Hansen Jacobson.
Out on stage
Lea DeLaria, who plays Big Boo on Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, has signed with The Kurland Agency for live performances and appearances worldwide. DeLaria, who also is a veteran stand-up comic and jazz singer, will serve as grand marshal for the pride parades in Cincinnati and Chicago later this month and will play Rosie in Mamma Mia! at the Hollywood Bowl in July.
“I have been a big fan of Lea the performer and Lea the person for many years,” agency CEO Ted Kurland said in a statement. “She is an audacious personality whose uniquely genuine take on her music, comedy and acting is rapidly embellishing her growing worldwide reputation as a true original. We intend to emphasize that originality and put Lea in front of a broad range of audiences who will discover and appreciate her.”
Replied DeLaria in a statement, “I’m sorry, who’s Ted Kurland again?”
Publicity firm 42West has signed:
Big Sean, whose latest album, I Decided, became the rapper’s second to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Actress Louisa Krause, who will be a regular on the second season of Starz’s The Girlfriend Experience.
Beyond the brain
Anthony Michael Hall has signed with Primary Wave Management and Core PR Group. The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles alum can most recently be seen opposite Brad Pitt in War Machine, which Netflix released May 26.
Paradigm has signed actor Keith Powers, a regular on Freeform’s new drama Famous in Love. His previous credits include the BET miniseries The New Edition Story, in which he played Ronnie DeVoe, Before I Fall and Straight Outta Compton. He continues to be represented by Henderson and Luber Roklin.
In the family
MLC PR has signed:
Actress Madelyn Deutch, who can currently be seen in Cinemax’s horror series Outcast. The publicity firm already represents her mother, Lea Thompson.
Chrissie Fit, who played Flo in Pitch Perfect 2 and will reprise the role for the third installment.
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