Rep Sheet Roundup: ‘Prison Break’ Creator Paul Scheuring Returns to WME
THR’s at-a-glance look at the week in representation news
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Getting back in
Prison Break creator Paul Scheuring has returned to WME. He was previously with the agency until 2010, when he signed with CAA. Scheuring recently was showrunner of Fox’s revival of his hit escape drama, and he co-wrote the upcoming action thriller Den of Thieves, starring Gerard Butler, which STX will release in January. Other recent highlights include Discovery’s 2014 miniseries Klondike, for which he received a WGA nomination in the adapted longform category. Scheuring continues to be represented by LBI and Sloane Offer.
WME also has named partners Joey Lee and Jay Williams to join Rob Beckham and Greg Oswald as co-heads of its Nashville office. Lee's and Williams’ clients include Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton and Dierks Bentley.
Lee joined WME as a partner in 2010 when it acquired his 360 Artist Agency. Prior to that, Lee was president of 360 and also CEO of Buddy Lee Attractions. Meanwhile, Williams began his career in the William Morris Agency mailroom almost 20 years ago and became partner in 2012.
ICM Partners has signed singer, pianist and music revivalist Michael Feinstein. The five-time Grammy nominee — most recently for 2009’s The Sinatra Project — has been the subject of multiple specials and series on PBS, including 2011’s Emmy-nominated special Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Legacy and the long-running series Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook, whose accolades include the ASCAP Deems-Taylor Television Broadcast Award. He also hosts the acclaimed series Song Travels on NPR.
In late 2015, Feinstein partnered with cabaret restaurant 54 Below in midtown Manhattan to form Feinstein’s/54 Below, to go with his nightclub Feinstein’s at the Nikko, in San Francisco’s Nikko Hotel. He also serves as artistic director of The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Ind. (through which he founded the Great American Songbook Foundation in 2007), director of Popular Song-Jazz at Lincoln Center and conductor of both the Pasadena Pops Orchestra and the Kravis Pops Orchestra in Palm Beach.
ATN Entertainment has hired two managers:
· James Crane, who brings clients Richard Sanderson, Tony Nevada, Christina Edland, Sean Hemeon, Danielle Kronenberg, Clifford Cisneros and Meghan McCaig.
· Corey Ralston, who brings clients Jordan Iacovella, Ty Correia, Wyatt Danger Schmitt, Tarrick Walker, Rachel Leigh Watts, Becca Coffey, Henry Allen Ralston and Christa Atkins.
ATN also has signed actress and voiceover artist Amanda Troop, whose credits include Wilfred, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, General Hospital, Bones and Children’s Hospital. She also directs the all-female team Ripley Improv.
Others on the dotted line
The Gifted’s Emma Dumont has signed with Persona PR. In his review of the new Fox/Marvel Comics drama, THR critic Daniel Fienberg praised the Bunheads alum’s performance as mutant Polaris (aka Lorna Dane), saying that she “conveys a lot of her character’s might with attitude and physicality” and is “the best part of this storyline by far.”
The Goldbergs’ Sam Lerner has signed with Katz PR. After recurring as Geoff Schwartz since season two, he has been promoted to series regular for the ABC period comedy’s current fifth season. He’ll also be seen in Blumhouse’s upcoming horror thriller Truth or Dare, starring Lucy Hale.
Actress Eloise Mumford has signed with Portrait PR. Fifty Shades fans recognize her as Kate, Anastasia’s best friend and roommate, but she also recurs as Hope on NBC’s Chicago Fire.
Documentary director Dawn Porter has signed with Saville Productions for commercial and branded entertainment in the U.S. Her most recent doc, 2016’s Trapped, won the special jury prize at Sundance as well as a Peabody Award.
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