Rep Sheet Roundup: CAA Signs ‘Man V. Food’ Host
THR’s at-a-glance look at the week in representation news
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Agency Signs Man
Man V. Food host Casey Webb has signed with CAA. He previously was with Don Buchwald & Associates. The Travel Channel revived the series, originally hosted by Adam Richman, earlier this year and has renewed the reboot with Webb for a 14-episode second season. As an actor and comedian, Webb also has appeared on Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and several national commercials.
Manager Jason Kashiwagi has joined Bold Management & Production from Michael Einfeld Management, which was shuttered last month after Einfeld’s former assistant, Rosette Laursen, revealed sexist and other offensive exchanges from the company founder. Joining Kashiwagi at Bold are clients Rachel York, Susan May Pratt, Kevin Mambo, Sadie Stratton, Victoria Konefal and Alex Wyse.
Young and Wilde
Caitlin Carmichael has signed with Portrait PR. The young actress will be seen next month starring opposite Frank Grillo in Netflix’s Wheelman, after which she will be in Dan Fogelman’s all-star relationship drama Life Itself, playing a younger version of Olivia Wilde’s character.
Announcing a Spinoff
DKC/O&M creative director and vp Andy Snyder has launched independent creative agency-for-hire Thinkwell NYC. Snyder’s new company has struck an exclusive partnership with his former company and generate various types of copy (press releases, biographies, statements, ad copy, taglines, speeches, etc.) for Rick Miramontez’s top theater PR firm.
“Andy is one of the industry’s best wordsmiths and creative strategists,” Miramontez said in a statement. “I am excited to continue our close professional association in this new capacity.”
Snyder’s 14 years in New York as an entertainment publicist was spent mostly on Broadway, where he oversaw strategy for productions including Hello, Dolly!, A Doll’s House, Part 2, The Glass Menagerie, The Front Page, The Humans, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Sleep No More and Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark. He also was a longtime press rep for the American Theatre Wing and Jujamcyn Theaters, as well as a personal rep for individual clients.
“Working with Rick over the past eight years has taught me the incalculable value of approaching every single piece of output with painstaking attention to detail,” Snyder said in a statement. “This model allows me to focus entirely on delivering dynamic, strategic and high-quality written materials for a wide range of clients, and allows my clients to focus their time and attention elsewhere.”
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