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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.
Gersh lands funnyman
Sinbad has signed with Gersh. He previously was with APA. The comedian’s most recent stand-up special, Make Me Wanna Holla, aired earlier this year on Comedy Central, which also hosted his 2010 special Where U Been? (HBO aired his previous specials, as well as his NAACP Image Award-winning Soul Music Festival series.) In addition to starring in A Different World and The Sinbad Show, Sinbad’s other TV appearances include Celebrity Apprentice, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and a recurring role on Showtime’s Resurrection Blvd. The Jingle All the Way star established a scholarship in his parents’ name at Morehouse College and serves as a spokesperson for the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering.
From Pawnee to Beverly Hills
Parks and Recreation executive producer Dean Holland has signed with UTA. He is also the NBC comedy’s primary director, in addition to helming episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Office, for which he won an editing Emmy in 2007.
John Mayer clocks out
John Mayer has quietly left Troy Carter’s Atom Factory and has not signed with a manager. It’s his third such personnel change in a year, as he split from longtime manager Michael McDonald last December and joined Carter in January. Meanwhile, Atom Factory, which continues to rep John Legend and Miguel, among others, has signed singer-songwriter Ryn Weaver. Mayer is currently in the studio writing his next album with no plans to sign with management in the near future.
House of Representatives elects to take on General Hospital actor
Actor David DeSantos has signed with Santa Monica-based talent agency House of Representatives. DeSantos recurs as physical therapist Travis Harmon on General Hospital and also played Carlos, guest star Ann-Margret’s younger flame, on Showtime’s Ray Donovan this summer. Next year the actor will be seen on the sophomore season of the Sundance Channel drama The Red Road. This summer DeSantos appeared opposite Jim Caviezel in the inspirational high school football drama When the Game Stands Tall. DeSantos continues to be managed by Steven Adams at Alta Entertainment.
Elsewhere in Rep World:
Nov. 1 at 10:48 p.m. Updated with comment from John Mayer’s reps.
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