APA Names Jim Osborne Head of Talent

Jim Osborne - Publicity - P 2018
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He reps many of the agency's top clients and will replace Ryan Martin, whose contract expires at the end of the year.

Jim Osborne has been named head of talent at APA, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Since June, he has co-led the department alongside Ryan Martin, who will depart the agency when his contract expires at year's end. Barry McPherson will continue to lead the talent department in New York.

"Jim Osborne's devotion to the success of our clients and this company cannot be understated," president and CEO Jim Gosnell said Tuesday in a statement. "His extraordinary work and dedication over the past seven years have played a pivotal role in the success of our talent department, and I'm very proud to have him lead our team into the future."

Osborne, a member of THR's 2004 Next Gen class, made partner at the agency in 2015. He represents many of APA's marquee clients, including Gary Oldman and his Flying Studios producing partner Douglas Urbanski, Mary J. Blige and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, as well as MacGyver star Lucas Till, T.I., Tyrese Gibson and Cole Hauser.