the rep sheet


Veteran agents Jack Leighton and Hayden Meyer have joined APA, which also has ramped up its talent roster with a slew of new signings. Leighton will continue to work as a literary agent after serving in the same capacity for seven years at Innovative Artists. Meyer joins APA after more than 12 years at UTA, where he was a senior agent in the agency's alternative television division. Meyer will work alongside partner Beth Bohn in APA's alternative television packaging department. "Jack and Hayden are top agents, and we are fortunate that they have joined our agency," APA president and CEO Jim Gosnell said. "They lend a fresh perspective to their areas of expertise and only help to further our literary and alternative television departments." In less than two weeks, the agency has signed eight new clients: Tim Meadows, Gary Dourdan, Sherilyn Fenn, Laura Leighton, Sasha Barrese, Rachel Perry, Nikki Griffin and April Scott. Meadows, who has signed with APA in all areas, recently appeared in the feature film "Benchwarmers." He also is recurring on ABC's "Help Me Help You" and Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report." Previously repped by ICM, Meadows continues to be repped by Geoff Cheddy at Brillstein-Grey. Dourdan is a regular on CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." On the film side, his credits include "Alien: Resurrection" and the upcoming "Perfect Stranger," opposite Bruce Willis and Halle Berry. He continues to be managed by Amy Weiss at Brillstein-Grey. Fenn, who had a starring role on ABC's "Twin Peaks," is recurring on the CW's "Gilmore Girls." Her credits also include ABC's "Boston Legal" and USA Network's "The 4400" as well as the features "Darkness Falls" and "The United States of Leland." Fenn, who was with Paradigm, is managed by Nine Yards Entertainment. Leighton, best known for her role as Sydney on Fox's "Melrose Place," has a recurring role on "Boston Legal" and appears on NBC's "Law & Order: SVU" later this season. Her feature credits include "Seven Girlfriends" and "The Sky Is Falling." Leighton, who was with the Gersh Agency, is managed by Untitled Entertainment. Barrese's credits include the ABC drama pilot "Introducing Lennie Rose" and NBC's "Just Shoot Me" as well as the features "The Ring" and "Hulk." Barrese, who was with ICM, continues to be managed by Untitled Entertainment. Perry, perhaps best known as an on-air personality at VH1, was in the Fox pilot "Beyond" and appeared in NBC's "Heist" as well as the film "Searching for Bobby D." Perry, who was with Abrams Artists Agency, is managed by the Collective. Griffin's film credits include "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift." Griffin, who recurred on Fox's "The O.C." last season, next appears in the film "Bar Starz." Griffin was with UTA and is managed by Roklin Management. Scott next stars as Daisy Duke in the upcoming "The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning." She also appears in the upcoming features "Coma" and "Nite Tales."