the rep sheet

LaBute now in ICM's company

Feature film writer-director Neil LaBute has signed with ICM. LaBute's writing and directing credits include such films as "In the Company of Men," "Possession," "The Shape of Things" and most recently "The Wicker Man." Among LaBute's honors, his "Company" won the Sundance Film Festival filmmakers trophy for best dramatic feature in 1997 and the Independent Spirit Award for best first screenplay in 1998. He also directed the film "Nurse Betty," which screened In Competition at the 2000 Festival de Cannes. LaBute is managed by Brad Gross. He was repped by WMA. (Kimberly Nordyke)

Marc Helwig has joined Paradigm as a senior agent representing film and literary clients. Helwig has relocated from London, where he was a partner in the Berlin Associates agency. He was with London Management before that. Clients joining Helwig at Paradigm include writer Neil Marshall, Pat O'Connor, Tim Rose Price and children's author Michael Morpurgo. (Staff report)