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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAA has signed Augustus Prew. The British actor starred in CBS’ Jason Katims medical drama Pure Genius last season, then played the cellmate of Wentworth Miller’s character in Fox’s Prison Break reboot. In film, Prew appeared in Kick-Ass 2 and Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise. This summer he starred in the Wallis Annenberg Center production of Alexi Kaye Campbell’s play The Pride, directed by Michael Arden. Prew continues to be represented by agent Oriana Ella at the U.K.’s Curtis Brown Group and manager Brantley Brown of Authentic.
CAA also has signed writer David Nicholls, who adapted his own novel One Day into the 2011 romance starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. He also adapted Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd and Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations for BBC Films. Currently Nicholls is penning Showtime’s and Sky Atlantic’s limited-series adaptation of Edward St. Aubyn’s best-selling Patrick Melrose novels, which will star Benedict Cumberbatch. Nicholls continues to be represented by agent Michael McCoy at the U.K.’s Independent and manager Bob Bookman.
Getting their dues
After 20 years at Harden-Curtis Associates, agents Michael Kirsten and Diane Riley have been promoted to name partners. The New York-based agency, whose clients include Queen Sugar star Dawn-Lyen Gardner and Greenleaf star Merle Dandridge, will now be known as Harden Curtis Kirsten Riley Agency.
“Michael and Diane epitomize what this agency is about and remain committed to client services,” Nancy Curtis said in a statement. “In addition to being tremendous agents, they are both greatly admired for their unique achievements and approaches to their profession. We are extremely excited to enter this new phase with both as partners.”
“I could not be prouder of both Michael and Diane,” Mary Harden said in a statement. “Their work, dedication and taste over the years have ensured our ongoing success. I am truly thrilled to announce these advancements for well-deserving, top-notch individuals, and I am excited to see them flourish in their new roles.”
Others on the dotted line
Mudbound composer Tamar-kali Brown has signed with First Artists Management. The Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter’s music also appeared in director Dee Rees’ breakout feature Pariah and her HBO movie Bessie.
W. Kamau Bell has signed with Brillstein. The host and comedian’s CNN docuseries United Shades of America won the Emmy for outstanding unstructured reality program this year. He continues to be represented by WME and Gang Tyre.
Actress Allison King has signed with Karli Doumanis Management. After playing the bank teller in Baby Driver earlier this year, she now can be seen in Thank You for Your Service, starring Miles Teller. Upcoming credits include the Afghanistan war film 12 Strong, starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon and Michael Pena; CBS’ Code Black; and Syfy’s Superstition. King continues to be represented by Atlanta-based Sol Talent.
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