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APA Forms Strategic Partnership With Boutique Literary and Production House Europa Content (Exclusive)

In the latest bid to break out of the mid-agency pack, APA has formed a strategic partnership with Europa Content, the boutique literary and production company founded by Marc Gerald. The goal is to expand APA’s intellectual property and media rights division led by Steve Fisher and Debbie Deuble Hill and to increase resources for […]

International Action Star Donnie Yen Signs With APA (Exclusive)

International superstar Donnie Yen has signed with APA. The Chinese-born actor is a household name internationally thanks to his hugely popular and acclaimed Ip Man movie series and has crossed over to Hollywood with outings in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which grossed over a billion dollars, and Disney’s live-action remake, Mulan. Yen next […]

Loni Love Signs With APA (Exclusive)

Loni Love has signed with APA for representation. The multi-hyphenate was previously with UTA. The actress, comedian, daytime TV host, author and philanthropist is an Emmy, NAACP Image and Gracie Award winner. A former co-host of The Real, Love is also a judge on Criss Angel’s Magic with The Stars on The CW, and is […]

Tyler Grasham, Talent Agent at APA and Encompass, Dies at 54

Tyler Grasham, an agent who represented young actors including Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard and late Descendants star Cameron Boyce, has died. He was 54. Grasham died Friday in Los Angeles surrounded by family after a battle with cancer, a rep for Encompass, the talent agency he co-founded three years ago, told The Hollywood Reporter. […]

‘BMF’ Actor Eric Kofi-Abrefa Signs with APA

Eric Kofi-Abrefa, currently starring in Starz’s BMF, has signed with APA. The actor stars as antagonist Lamar Silas on the series, produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. The London native is also known for roles in the crime drama Blue Story (2019), from director Andrew “Rapman” Onwubolu. Kofi-Abrefa reteams with Onwubolu for the upcoming Netflix […]

Mario Puzo Estate Signs With APA (Exclusive)

It was an offer they couldn’t refuse. APA has signed the estate of The Godfather author Mario Puzo for representation. The agency will represent the media rights to the author’s novels with the goal of sales for motion picture and streaming minseries adaptations. Puzo is best known for Godfather, his 1969 novel that was on […]

APA Taps Andrew Rogers as Partner and Global Head of Talent

In a move that realigns the agency as well as positions it for major growth, APA has named former ICM partner Andrew Rogers as partner and global head of talent. Rogers, an understated veteran and tastemaker who spent the last 12 years at ICM, built a talent roster across film and television that includes Regina […]

Michelle Visage Signs With APA (Exclusive)

Michelle Visage, a veteran TV, radio, recording artist and author, has signed with APA. Visage is a judge alongside RuPaul, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews on VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race reality competition series. And she’s a judge alongside RuPaul, Graham Norton and Alan Carr on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK on BBC3 and BBC1, while also […]

Ne-Yo Leaves ICM for APA (Exclusive)

Singer-songwriter Ne-Yo has signed with APA for representation in all areas worldwide. The three-time Grammy winner was previously represented by ICM — which was just acquired, in a deal valued at $750 million, by CAA — and the move comes ahead of the artist’s eighth studio album, Self Explanatory, being released July 15. Ne-Yo, whose real […]

Thriller Novelist Simon Gervais Signs With APA (Exclusive)

Thriller franchise author and former counterintelligence agent and bodyguard Simon Gervais has signed with APA for film and TV projects. Gervais wrote The Last Protector as part of his Clayton White series, with the next installment, The Last Sentinel, to launch  Aug. 9. He also wrote the Pierce Hunt series for Thomas and Mercer and […]

Joseph David-Jones Signs With APA (Exclusive)

Joseph David-Jones, who stars as lead Jharrel Mateo in CW’s 4400 series reboot, has signed with APA. The 4400 sci-fi series originally ran on USA from 2004 to 2007 and, as with the original, the new series explores what happens when 4,400 people who went missing over the past 60 years return all at once. […]

Jonathan Rhys Meyers Signs With APA (Exclusive)

Jonathan Rhys Meyers has signed with APA for representation in all areas. The actor achieved heartthrob status and snagged a pair of Golden Globe acting nominations for Showtime series The Tudors, in which Meyers portrayed King Henry VIII. That was after Meyers starred as the King of Rock, Elvis Presley, in a 2005 CBS miniseries […]