Category Archives: Talent Moves

{Exclusive} CAA and Untitled Entertainment Sign LPPC 2015 Comedy Winner Shira Hoffman

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CAA agents Jacquie Katz and Praveen Pandian and Untitled Entertainment manager Jennifer Au have signed 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition Top Comedy Winner Shira Hoffman. Hoffman becomes the 103rd writer to find representation through the Launch Pad competition.

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{Exclusive} LPPC Overall Winner David Hoffman Signs With Paradigm and Artillery Creative

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David Hoffman, whose drama Running Money was the 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition overall winner, has signed with film agents Adrian Garcia and David Boxerbaum and TV agents Ellie Schiff and Zac Simmons of Paradigm Talent Agency.

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{Exclusive} Patrick Hughes Exits “The Raid” Remake, Along With Screen Gems

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Expendables 3 helmer Patrick Hughes is out as director of The Raid: Redemption remake. In addition, we’re hearing that the project is no longer at Screen Gems, and that XYZ Films is the sole producer on the project.

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{Exclusive} Kanak Management Signs Rising UK Filmmaker Stephen Reynolds

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Rising British filmmaker Stephen Reynolds has signed with Kanak Management. The experienced editor, writer, director and producer is considered one of the hottest up-and-coming talents in the UK.

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{Exclusive} Launch Pad Finalists Charlotte Cohn-Williams & Jason Odell Williams Sign With Kathy Muraviov At The Muraviov Company!

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We’re thrilled to announce that 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition Top 10 Finalists Charlotte Cohn-Williams & Jason Odell Williams have signed with Kathy Muraviov of The Muraviov Company!

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{Exclusive} Launch Pad Quarter-Finalist Katiedid Langrock Signs With Jeff Portnoy at Bellevue Productions!

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Launch Pad Pilot Finalist Katiedid Langrock has been signed by Jeff Portnoy at Bellevue Productions! Not only did Langrock place in the Pilot Competition, but she was also an Honorable Mention in our Feature Competition.

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{Exclusive} Stacey Testro International Signs 2015 Launch Pad Quarter-Finalist David Lawrance

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Lawrance made the 2015 LPPC Quarter-Finals with his crime thriller pilot The Lost Boys, which is a serial killer mystery based on the real life unsolved hit-and-run death of Lawrance’s best friend in high school.

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{Exclusive} Artillery Creative’s Tom Carter Signs 2015 LPPC Finalist David Hoffman!

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Hoffman’s Top 10 script Running Money is a unique and diverse drama that’s garnered a lot of love and even more attention. The pilot tells the story of a young Latina woman who, despite her incredible qualifications, has the deck stacked against her in the fast-paced world of Wall Street hedge funds.

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{Exclusive} Benderspink Signs Launch Pad Semi-Finalist Michael Stagliano

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Stagliano made the 2015 LPPC Semi-Finals with his Peter Pan reinvention Neverland. Stagliano is the 78th writer signed in just the first two years of the Launch Pad Competition!

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{EXCLUSIVE} Lloyd Elliott Signs with Independent Talent Group To Push “Kidnap That Fool”

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TB member Lloyd Elliott has signed with Independent Talent Group. He’s making a splash with his new agent and hitting the market with his script Kidnap That Fool, which is currently making the rounds about town.

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{Exclusive} Jon Kanak Signs 2015 LPPC Quarter-Finalist Lauren Stenmoe!


Jon Kanak of Kanak Management has signed Launch Pad Quarter-Finalist Lauren Stenmoe! Stenmoe made the Launch Pad Pilot Competition’s Top 50 for her drama script The Fireflies, which tells the origin story of a rock band.

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{Exclusive} 2015 LPPC Semi-Finalist Sarah McChesney Signs With Benderspink!


2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition Semi-Finalist Sarah McChesney has been signed at Benderspink by managers Scott Stoops and David Baggelaar. Her Launch Pad script follows a young girl who’s invited into a secret society where her and her companions must solve the mystery of their scary town.

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{Exclusive} Launch Pad Semi-Finalists Joel Dorland & Garrett Lander Sign With Benderspink!

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Thanks to their compelling sci-fi script The Belt, Launch Pad semi-finalists Joel Dorland & Garrett Lander have been signed at Benderspink by managers Daniel Vang and Scott Stoops.

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{Exclusive} Artillery Creative’s Tom Carter SIGNS 2015 LPPC Semi-Finalist Writing Duo Allen Glover & Robb Lanum!

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Glover and Lanum’s sci-fi epic Timestoppers has not only been a favorite amongst our judges, but has already generated a great deal of interest.

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{Exclusive} Energy Entertainment Signs 2015 Launch Pad Writer Ryan Stack While Agencies Circle

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LPPC Top 25 finalist Ryan Stack has signed with Brooklyn Weaver of Energy Entertainment thanks to his supernatural horror pilot Beneath.

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{Exclusive} Energy Entertainment’s Brooklyn Weaver Signs 2015 Launch Pad Writer Gannon Kenney

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2015 LPPC scribe Gannon Kenney has signed with Brooklyn Weaver of Energy Entertainment. His political thriller Apalachee is a semi-finalist in the competition, centering on the fascinating and largely unexplored world of the United Nations.

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{Exclusive} Benderspink Signs And Agencies Circle For 2015 Launch Pad Writer Rohit Kumar

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2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition writer Rohit Kumar has been signed by Benderspink managers Scott Stoops and David Baggelaar. Kumar, who currently has his script Greyshore sitting in our Top 26 semi-finalists, also earned a spot in our honorable mentions this year with his script Unbecomers.

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{EXCLUSIVE} Manager Jeff Portnoy Joins Bellevue And Signs 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Writer Ben Kawaller!


The first 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Writer has been signed! Ben Kawaller wrote the current Top 25 Semi-Finalist The Next Best Thing. His dark comedy tells the story a middle-aged gay man facing the fallout of his longest relationships when he chooses to start dating women for the first time since realizing he was gay.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Cannes Award-Winning Director of “The Tribe” Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy Signs With Lee Stobby


Hot up-and-coming Ukrainian director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy has signed with Lee Stobby of Lee Stobby Entertainment on the heels of his award-winning Cannes debut, which has been met with universal critical acclaim and over thirty prestigious awards across the festival circuit.

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Oscar Winning Scribes Jim Rash And Nat Faxon Ink With CAA


Faxon continues to be managed by Principato-Young Entertainment, while Rash continues to be managed by Intellectual Artists Management.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Rising UK Director James Nunn Signs With Kanak Management

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Kanak Management has signed up-and-coming UK director James Nunn, known for directing the 2012 action/thriller Tower Block and the 2013 actioner Green Street 3: Never Back Down.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Zero Gravity Management Signs Launch Pad Alum Trevor Mayes

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Congratulations to Trevor Mayes on signing with Eric Williams at Zero Gravity Management!

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“New Girl” Star Zooey Deschanel Ditches CAA For UTA

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Countless clients in the comedy landscape have left the agency titan for UTA in the last several months, including Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell and Sarah Silverman.

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“Child 44” Director Daniel Espinosa Signs With WME

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He was previously repped by UTA. The director’s most current film is the thriller “Child 44”, starring Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman. Espinosa was planning on leaving UTA after the film wrapped.

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“True Grit” Star Hailee Steinfeld Signs With CAA

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The actress was previously at ICM, repped by Meredith Wechter. With the departure of Wechter, Steinfeld was recently in play, along with her other clients, including Josh Gad, Bryce Dallas Howard and “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot.

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“Big Bang Theory” Creator Chuck Lorre Signs With UTA

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Lorre is known for being one of the most successful and influential comedy series creators/producers of the last decade. The former Roseanne writer is known for his multiple Emmy award-winning hit series The Big Bang TheoryTwo And A Half Men Mom, and Mike & Molly.

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Sarah Silverman Next Star To Exit CAA For UTA

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Sarah Silverman has left CAA to sign with UTA. She is the next star to follow in the mass exodus of comedy agents and stars that has occurred over the last two months. Will Ferrell and Chris Pratt were among the high profile clients to leave CAA.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} UPDATED: Kanak Management/Paradigm Signs Hot Award-Winning “Reset” Directing Team Kryler Akerstrom

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Hot Swedish directing duo Kryler Akerstrom, made up of Marcus Kryler and Fredrik Akerstrom, have just signed with Kanak Management. UTA and Paradigm are both eager to sign the award-winning team, with the filmmakers poised to make an agency decision soon.

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Kate Beckinsale Leaves UTA to Sign With CAA

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Beckinsale joins the agency on the heels of the major exodus, leading to many stars leaving CAA. She was recently seen in the drama “The Face Of An Angel”, and is set to star in the upcoming D.J. Caruso thriller “The Disappointments Room”.

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Youtube Star Jenna Marbles Signs With CAA

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Starting off with her comedic shorts, she has gone on to host a weekly radio countdown on Sirius XM and is featured on the travelogue series Hey USA. Mourey currently has 14.9 million subscribers on her Youtube channel.

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