Category Archives: Talent Moves
Smith’s manuscript THE FOURTH COURIER is described as A Most Wanted Man meets Bridge of Spies, and is a current Top 10 Finalist in the 2017 Launch Pad Manuscript Competition.
Lampert’s script I Love College is described as Greek meets Mean Girls, and it generated considerable buzz from the 2017 Launch Pad Pilots Competition, where it placed in the Top 25.
The film, which will make its U.S. debut at Fantastic Fest, follows a mysterious man who begins performing miracles at an all-inclusive resort, leading curious onlookers to believe he may be connected to a higher power.
The producer of the Fast and Furious and Jump Street franchises will have a second-look deal with Paramount, effective immediately.
Set in the near future, the sci-fi drama follows an artificially intelligent robot who decides to propose to his human girlfriend. However, a series of events show him just how unequal he still is in society, and hint at a coming revolution amongst those like him.
CAA and WME signed a trio of up-and-coming actresses in Storm Reid (A Wrinkle in Time), Grace Van Patten (Tramps) and Letitia Wright, the latter of whom will be seen in Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Ready Player One and the fourth season of Black Mirror.
He’ll work with managers Adam Riback and David Brown as Endgame Entertainment and Romark Entertainment develop his pilot script Dead Men.
Young and Hungry star Jonathan Sadowski and The Flash actors Tom Cavanagh and Carlos Valdes are among the clients joining them at their new company.
Paradigm enjoyed a strong month of signings highlighted by Cesar Millan, the “Dog Whisperer” and TV personality who’s an appealing family-friendly brand with more than a million Twitter followers. The agency also signed Miranda Richardson, who could be an Oscar contender this year.
Girls Trip stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish, and could take some wind out of the box office sails of its big-budget competitors Dunkirk and Valerian.
ICM Partners signed Terry Zwigoff (Bad Santa), a really interesting director who Hollywood doesn’t seem to know what to do with anymore.
He didn’t give a reason, but be grateful for all the wonderful performances he gave us over the years. He’s truly a once-in-a-lifetime talent, and fortunately, it was our lifetime.
Keep an eye on Rhianne Barreto, the star of A24’s feature adaptation of Pippa Bianco’s award-winning short Share. She’ll play a girl who returns to school after an explicit video of her is uploaded and shared on the internet without her consent.
April was another good month for CAA, which signed Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Shameik Moore (the voice of Miles Morales/Spider-Man) and T.I. (Ant-Man) — three up-and-coming actors of color with plum roles in superhero franchises.
WME also signed Ice Cube and Power Rangers director Dean Israelite, while CAA added Sarah Paulson and Chronicle director Josh Trank to its roster of clients.
CAA also signed Patti Cake$ sensation Danielle Macdonald and Novitiate director Maggie Betts, who were among the talk of Sundance this year.
UTA also signed two up-and-coming leading ladies in Claire Foy, who just won a Golden Globe for The Crown, and The Good Wife/Hamilton actress Renée Elise Goldsberry.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.