Rep Sheet Roundup: Scott Speedman Signs With Anonymous Content

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THR’s at-a-glance look at the week in representation news

Who got signed, promoted, hired or fired? The Hollywood Reporter’s Rep Sheet rounds up the week in representation news. To submit announcements for consideration, contact rebecca.sun@thr.com.

Were you Team Ben?

Scott Speedman has signed with Anonymous Content. The Felicity and Underworld alum continues to star opposite Ellen Barkin in Animal Kingdom, which TNT has renewed for a third season.

Rising up

When We Rise star Ivory Aquino has signed with Abrams Artists Agency and management company Industry Entertainment. The Filipina actress was featured as a THR Next Big Thing for her breakout performance as transgender activist Cecilia Chung in the ABC event series from Dustin Lance Black. Aquino will next be seen in HBO’s High Maintenance as well as feature Lingua Franca in cisgender roles, still a rarity for trans actors in the industry.

Abrams also has signed Stephanie Arcila of last year’s Telemundo telenovela Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio, a biopic series about the late singer. Arcila played Rivera’s sister, Rosie. Next she’ll recur on Alan Ball’s upcoming multiracial family drama Here and Now, which premieres Feb. 11 on HBO and stars Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter.

Big words

Screenwriter Jeremy Michael Cohen has signed with Writ Large for management. His screenplay George, a biopic of Curious George creators Margret and H.A. Rey, landed on the 2017 Black List. He previously wrote, directed and produced the micro-budget crime thriller Yinz. Cohen continues to be represented by Verve.

From the big pond

BWR Public Relations social media director Claire Barthelemy is now vp social and influencer marketing at boutique agency coded{PR}. During four years at BWR, she worked with clients including TOMS, Barnes & Noble, Coffee Meets Bagel, Super Deluxe and WEtv. Prior to that, she managed social strategy for Edmunds.com and CBS.

“As a boutique PR agency, we strive to be at the forefront of the industry with talented and knowledgeable communications specialists that understand the ever-evolving industry that is public relations,” coded{PR} founder and president Jennifer Wentzo said in a statement. “With Claire on our team, we are sure to continue our delivery of comprehensive campaigns to our clients that include traditional and new age media, while remaining attentive to social media dialogues and delivering thoughtful social conversations.”

Helmers for hire

Academy Award-nominated documentary director Hubert Davis has signed with Saville Productions for U.S. branded content representation. His 2005 debut short Hardwood, about his relationship with his Harlem Globetrotter father Mel Davis, earned both Oscar and Emmy nominations. The Canadian filmmaker has spotlighted his home in 2009’s Invisible City, about the social and racial dynamics among teenagers in Toronto’s Regent Park, and 2016’s Giants of Africa, about Toronto Raptors president and general manager Masai Ujiri’s youth basketball camp in the continent. Davis’ commercial work includes Cannes Lions-winning “Once More” for Volkswagen Canada and spots for Coca-Cola, Nike, Ford and Heineken.

Director and former ad agency executive producer Katya Bankowsky has signed with Los Angeles- and San Francisco-based production company Strike Anywhere. The Yale alumna’s 1999 documentary Shadow Boxers, which followed female boxers, screened at Toronto and Berlin. Bankowsky has worked in-house at Amster Yard and mcgarrybowen and directed campaigns for brands including Reebok, WNBA, Verizon, the U.S. Olympic Committee, Chase, Brahma beer and the NFL, for which she directed this summer’s massive social media campaign "The Handoff." 

Elsewhere in Rep World:

UTA Names Blair Kohan to Board of Directors

Gina Rodriguez Signs With CAA

‘Stranger Things’ Star Finn Wolfhard Signs With CAA

Nicolas Cage Signs With WME

Departing ‘Teen Vogue’ Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth Signs With CAA

Miramax Exec Jenna Block Joins Verve As Agent

DKC Taps Rogers & Cowan’s Wendy Zaas to Lead Entertainment Division