• The Hollywood Reporter on LinkedIn
  • Follow THR on Pinterest

TALENT SIGNINGS: New Clients at CAA, ICM, Gersh, APA

The week's worth of agency signings.

Azita Ghanizada Kay Split - H 2011
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images; Courtesy of CAA
From L-R: Azita Ghanizada, Kay

Actress Azita Ghanizada, a series regular on Syfy's Alphas, has signed with APA. Ghanizada's television credits include Castle, Ghost Whisperer and How I Met Your Mother, among others. She is also represented by Katie Mason at Luber Roklin Entertainment.

Nina Fiore and John Herrera, who recently closed a deal to write for Alphas, have signed with CAA. Previously, they were writers on SyFy’s Eureka. They are also represented by manager Jeff Field of Field Entertainment.

Japanese director Ryuhei Kitamura, who made his American debut with 2008 horror film The Midnight Meat Train, has signed with ICM. Kitamura has directed several Japanese films, including Azumi and Versus. He is also represented by Jon Karas of Infinity Management International.

Rapper-singer Kay, whose debut album will be released in early 2012 through Interscope Records, has signed with CAA. This month, she will tour Canada with LMFAO. She is also represented by manager Dougie Bohay and attorney Chris Taylor, both of Last Gang Management.

Writer-producer-actress Laura Kightlinger, who is consulting for CBS' 2 Broke Girls, has signed with Gersh. Her television writing credits include Saturday Night Live and Daria,  she has appeared on Lucky Louie and served as consulting producer on $#*! My Dad Says. Kightlinger is also represented by manager David Martin at Avalon Management and attorney Erik Hyman of Loeb & Loeb.

Chinese director Yang Shupeng, whose film The Lord of the Underground will be released in early 2012, has signed with CAA. The former journalist was previously an editor and program director with CCTV, China's state-run television broadcaster.

Email: Daniel.Miller@THR.com

Twitter: @DanielNMiller