Rep Sheet Roundup: Verve Signs Veteran Screenwriter Rafael Yglesias

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Scribe Signs

Novelist and screenwriter Rafael Yglesias has signed with Verve. He most recently served as an executive producer on NBC’s Aquarius. In addition to penning 10 novels, Yglesias also wrote the screenplays for Peter Weir’s Fearless, Roman Polanski’s Death and the Maiden, Billie August’s 1998 version of Les Miserables, Albert and Allen Hughes’ From Hell and Walter Salles’ Dark Water. He continues to be managed by Russell Hollander of Hollander Entertainment.

Posed for Publicity

Portrait PR has signed:
·      Todd Stashwick, who plays Deacon on Syfy’s 12 Monkeys
·      Lisandra Tena, who plays Lola on AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead
·      Extant alum Brad Beyer, who will be seen this fall in Universal’s Thank You for Your Service
·      Kyanna Simone Simpson, who played a younger version of Oprah Winfrey’s character in HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and will next be seen opposite Matthew McConaughey in White Boy Rick
·      Karimah Westbrook, who will be seen this fall in George Clooney’s Suburbicon

Legacy of Promoting Films

Imax vp and head of creative Debi Struzan has joined full-service creative agency bpg as senior vp entertainment. In addition to her own experience at Imax collaborating with all the major studios on more than 150 major titles, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Wonder Woman and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Struzan's father-in-law, famed artist Drew Struzan, drew all the posters for the Indiana Jones, Back to the Future and Star Wars film franchises. At bpg, the younger Struzan will oversee the agency’s award-winning print department and be part of the executive team working on marketing and creative strategy for the integrated campaigns for all of its entertainment clients.

Elsewhere in Rep World:

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Star Storm Reid Signs With CAA

‘Manchester by the Sea’ Star Lucas Hedges Signs With CAA

WME Signs Comedian and Writer Robin Thede

Buzzfeed Star Quinta Brunson Signs With ICM Partners