Rep Sheet Roundup: APA Promotes Talent Agent Sheva Cohen to Senior Vice President

Sheva Cohen - H Publicity 2018
Myles Lam

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Sheva: Agent of Power

APA has promoted talent agent Sheva Cohen to senior vp. The Los Angeles native represents Tiffany Haddish, as well as Ryan Potter (DC Universe's Titans), Adeline Rudolph (Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Blair Redford (Fox's The Gifted), Bre-Z (The CW's All American), Dexter Darden (the Maze Runner franchise) and Evanna Lynch (the Harry Potter franchise). During her final two years at Colorado State, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration, she interned for Mike Fleiss, worked on the syndicated entertainment news show Extra and worked for youth agent Bonnie Liedtke. She entered APA's mailroom after graduation and became agent in 2010.

"Over the past several years," Sheva has played an instrumental role in the overall growth and success of our talent department," head of talent Jim Osborne said in a statement. "I'm very pleased to acknowledge her tenacity, leadership and accomplishments with this well-deserved promotion."

All A-Borte

Paradigm has signed writer-director Derrick Borte, whose latest film, American Dreamer, premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in September and will be released by Saban Films next year. THR critic Sheri Linden praised the crime thriller, a well-received dramatic outing for star Jim Gaffigan, as "an intimate and unsettling genre piece." Borte made his debut with 2009 satire The Joneses, starring David Duchovny and Demi Moore, and his other features are 2013's Dark Around the Stars and 2016's London Town. Borte continues to be managed by Jon Brown and Jeff Thal at Ensemble Entertainment.

Others on the dotted line

Worldwide Production Agency has signed cinematographer Judd Overton, who currently lenses CBS All Access' No Activity. His credits include the AACTA-winning Australian comedy series The Let Down as well as 2014 documentary That Sugar Film, for which he won an Australian Cinematographers Society SA & WA Gold Award.

DDA has signed:

— costume designer Allison Leach (FX's The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
— cinematographer Alicia Robbins (ABC's For the People)
— cinematographer Tim Maurice-Jones (Netflix's Black Mirror's "Shut Up and Dance" episode)
— cinematographer Eric Treml (Netflix's The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter)
— costume designer Nadine Haders (Get Out)

Elsewhere in Rep World:

APA Names Jim Osborne Head of Talent