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Shepherding the Crazy
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend showrunner Aline Brosh McKenna has signed with publicity firm 42West. In addition to co-creating the CW’s beloved musical comedy with star Rachel Bloom, she wrote the screenplays for The Devil Wears Prada and 27 Dresses.
The adviser’s advisers
Former White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett has signed with CAA. Her responsibilities during her eight years in President Barack Obama’s administration included overseeing the Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs and chairing the White House Council on Women and Girls. She also was appointed to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ board of trustees. Before then, she served as CEO of The Habitat Company, chair of the Chicago Transit Board and deputy chief of staff for Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley. The former lawyer also has served as director on several boards, including as chair of the board for the Chicago Stock Exchange and chair of the University of Chicago Medical Center board of trustees.
CAA also has hired veteran radio programmer Michael Bryan for a newly created role. Bryan, who most recently served as senior vp programming for iHeartMedia in Nashville, will remain in Music City to work as an agent focusing on artist development and artist brand strategy.
Publicity for promotions
Relevant has elevated Alex Kahn, who has been with the firm since its 2014 founding, to senior publicist. Her clients include Pedro Pascal, Finn Wittrock and Kristen Wiig.
Relevant also has promoted Kristine Martinez, who has been working under co-founder Evelyn Karamanos, to junior publicist.
If signing you is wrong
If Loving You Is Wrong actress April Parker-Jones has signed with TLS Agency for personal appearances and endorsements. The actress, who plays Natalie on the Tyler Perry drama, continues to be represented by theatrical agent Michael Greene at Greene & Associates and by manager Tom Bixby at Bodhi Entertainment.
Married actors Alysia Reiner (Orange Is the New Black) and David Alan Basche (Equity) are now signed with Abrams in all areas. They were previously represented in the agency’s Los Angeles office only.
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