APA Promotes Kyle Loftus to Scripted Content Head

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Kyle Loftus, Lindsay Howard Parker, Bruce Solar

Loftus, Lindsay Howard Parker and Bruce Solar also join the full service agency's executive committee as five staffers across two divisions become agents.

APA has promoted Kyle Loftus to the newly created position of head of scripted content development as the full service agency bolsters its executive committee and promotes five staffers to become agents.

Loftus in his new role will oversee APA’s scripted development efforts across all divisions, working closely with Parker and fellow co-head of scripted literary Sheryl Petersen, and head of intellectual property Steve Fisher.

"Kyle is a remarkable agent with an innate ability to connect material to artists, and shepherd projects through development and to production. He has an incredible eye for talent and a proven ability to work and deliver at the highest levels. He is well poised to lead APA and our new relationship with the Yucaipa corporation towards a much larger and lasting imprint in the content marketplace,” APA's president and co-head of talent Jim Osborne, who is also a member of the executive committee, said in a statement.

In Jan. 2020, the agency agreed to terms with the Writers Guild of America to once again represent screenwriters on its roster, as the union has looked to sign up individual firms amid a standoff with majors CAA and WME.

After Ron Burkle's Yucaipa Companies made a strategic investment in September to refocus the Beverly Hills-based agency on global growth, APA has also tapped Loftus, Lindsay Howard Parker, co-head of scripted literary, and Bruce Solar, partner and head of worldwide music, to join its executive committee led by Jim Gosnell, CEO of APA.

"Lindsay is a guiding force in our showrunner business and galvanizes the culture at APA, while Bruce continues to be an incredible leader in our concerts division as we look forward to the touring world in a post-COVID era. Lindsay, Kyle, and Bruce’s inclusion in the executive committee ushers in a new era of senior management and the path toward a great future," Osbourne added.

During the COVID-19 lockdown, APA has gained literary clients, including  American Gods’ writer-showrunner Anne Kenney and Ballers’ showrunner Evan Reilly.

As part of its refocused talent management ranks, APA has also promoted Maude Reilly, Halle Mariner, Lucy Tashman and Erin Morris to agents in scripted literary, and Philip Fernandez to agent in talent.