Rep Sheet Roundup: Jamie-Lynn Sigler Signs With Abrams

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All grown up

Jamie-Lynn Sigler has signed with Abrams in all areas. The former Meadow Soprano's most recent credits were in 2017 when she appeared in the features Gangster Land with Jason Patric and Peter Facinelli and in Justice opposite Stephen Lang. She is now in preproduction on Megan Freels Johnston's horror thriller Hunting Season. In 2016 Sigler revealed that she has multiple sclerosis and had been diagnosed 15 years earlier, ahead of The Sopranos' fourth season; she stayed with HBO and next appeared on its Entourage for two seasons, among other film and TV credits. She continues to be managed by John Carrabino.

Abrams also has signed twin fashion and beauty influencers Niki and Gabi DeMartino, as well as 17-year-old YouTube makeup artist and lifestyle vlogger Jake Warden. The DeMartinos have a combined 12 million YouTube followers and can be seen on AwesomenessTV's Spring Break and Dear DeMartino, while Niki starred in the second season of Hulu's Freakish and Gabi was seen in Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" music video. They continue to be represented by manager Steven Grossman at Untitled and attorney Phil Daniels at Ginsburg Daniels. Meanwhile, Warden, who has more than 1.2 million YouTube subscribers, continues to be represented by Scale Management.

Inside man

Disney/ABC Television director of internal communications Adam Gross has joined UTA in the same position. In addition to working with HR, finance, IT and corporate services to cultivate collaboration and information-sharing within the agency, he also will direct its digital communications strategy.

"Storytelling is in UTA's DNA," Gross said in a statement. "As UTA grows and narrative is being redefined every day, keeping our colleagues informed and engaged with compelling and transparent communications will be my priority. I'm honored to join this team and work with UTA's leadership and all the amazing people at this great company."

Prior to Disney/ABC TV, where he was integral in executing internal messaging and strategy during the Disney-Fox merger, Gross directed creative branding and public awareness efforts at major aerospace and defense company Northrop Grumman. He began his career as a film and TV writer.

"Adam's significant experience within the creative community and beyond, creating employee engagement programs and deploying cutting-edge technology programs, will be an extraordinary asset for UTA," UTA global chief communications officer Seth Oster said in a statement. "Sharing the successes of our clients and colleagues and continuing to build a best-in-class culture are among our top priorities."

Head hunter

CAA has hired Dany Berghoff as an executive in its Executive Search and Human Capital Advisory division. In addition to providing executive search services for its sports, entertainment and media industries, CAA Search, which was launched in 2017, also designs and develops organizational structures and compensation plans, engages investors and VC and private equity firms on human capital due diligence projects, and provides expert insight into senior management teams within acquisition targets.

Berghoff most recently served as head of the sport and entertainment leadership practice at global search firm RSR Partners. His executive search experience includes placing C-suite and senior management executives in governing bodies, e-Sports, franchises, betting and gaming companies, leagues, properties, media companies and agencies across North America, and also helping clients design, structure and build front offices.

"Dany's reputation and work product are second to none, and we couldn't be happier to welcome him to our world-class team," said CAA Search head Joe Becher in a statement. "As we continue to expand into new service areas for clients, Dany's unique ability to think outside the box will play a key role in our ongoing efforts to transform the search industry."

Berghoff previously worked as an agent to athletes and broadcasters, and before that was an agency executive who helped monetize commercial rights for organizations including the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee and the Miami Dolphins. He also provided corporate advisory services in negotiating global sport sponsorship rights for brands including Johnson & Johnson and Ernst & Young.

Berghoff, who will be based in CAA's New York office, earned his bachelor's degree at Columbia and MGA at the NYU Stern School of Business.

Others on the dotted line has signed Daniel Russell, who recently directed Offset and Cardi B's "Clout" music video, which has amassed 43 million views on YouTube in its first week. He previously helmed Jason Derulo, LAY and NCT 127's globe-trotting music video for "Let's Shut Up & Dance," which involved 50 locations including Jamaica, Ethiopia, London, Korea and Los Angeles.

The Gotham Group and production company 1stAveMachine, with whom Gotham has a strategic partnership, have signed Hasraf "HaZ" Dulull. The director made 2017 sci-fi indie The Beyond and most recently helmed the pilot for Disney's action comedy miniseries Fast Layne. He continues to be represented by APA and attorney Darren Trattner at Jackoway Austen.

Multidisciplinary studio Golden LA has signed Paris-based director Mustafa Mazouzi.

Elsewhere in Rep World:

APA Comedy Touring Co-Head Jackie Knobbe Joins UTA

Dermot Mulroney Signs With Paradigm

APA Promotes Steve Lassiter to Co-Head of Worldwide Music

Dave Stewart Signs With Paradigm for Global Representation

Independent Television Festival Rebrands as Catalyst Content Festival