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UTA Signs ‘Locke & Key’ and ‘Wynonna Earp’ Producer IDW Entertainment (Exclusive)

UTA has signed IDW Entertainment, the studio division of comic company IDW Publishing, for representation in all areas. The agency will help IDW Entertainment in developing the company’s production, distribution and media rights infrastructure, and will also “be a connector between IDW and collaborators across UTA’s network and beyond.” IDW Entertainment develops and produces series, features […]

Eric “Airrack” Decker Signs With UTA (Exclusive)

YouTube sensation Eric “Airrack” Decker has signed with UTA for representation in all areas. With a combined online audience of over 16 million subscribers — and just over 14 million followers on YouTube alone — Airrack has named digital media veteran Josh Mattingly as chief operating officer of his production banner. Mattingly will oversee business […]

‘Secret Lives of Church Ladies’ Author Deesha Philyaw Signs With Curate

Author Deesha Philyaw, whose short story collection The Secret Lives of Church Ladies earned a PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction, has signed with Curate Management. Recently, Philyaw sold her next two books to HarperCollins imprint Mariner Books in a 7-figure deal, with her novel The […]

Steven Yeun Signs With WME (Exclusive)

Steven Yeun, an Oscar, SAG and Emmy nominee most recently seen in the critically acclaimed series Beef, has signed with WME for representation. He was previously at CAA. Yeun is perhaps best known for the role of Glenn Rhee for six seasons on AMC’s The Walking Dead, which was at the time one of, if […]

‘Dumb Money’ Director Craig Gillespie Signs With CAA

Fresh off the buzzy Toronto International Film Festival debut of his movie Dumb Money, director Craig Gillespie has signed with CAA. The filmmaker, who helmed the Disney movie Cruella and Oscar-winning drama I, Tonya, was previously at UTA. Dumb Money is the GameStop dramedy that features an all-star cast that includes Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Nick […]

CAA Signs Los Angeles Magazine (Exclusive)

Los Angeles magazine has signed with CAA for representation. The magazine is owned by Engine Vision Media, a company headed by power lawyers Ben Meiselas and Mark Geragos. The duo bought Los Angeles in December 2022 from Detroit-based Hour Media; the deal also included Pasadena and Orange Coast magazines. CAA will work with the magazine […]

Startup Creator Platform Lockerverse Inks With CAA to Bolster Growth (Exclusive)

Lockerverse — a startup platform for college and pro athletes, creators and artists to monetize their fanbases and offer exclusives by selling digital collectibles and merchandise — has linked up with CAA to represent it, a move that could hasten its access to sports talent. The company was founded last year by attorneys Trey McDonald, James […]

TikTok Comic Jake Shane Signs With UTA (Exclusive)

UTA has signed content creator Jake Shane for representation in all areas. The talent agency will help Shane as a social media creator cross over into acting and live comedy, among other traditional business streams. He is best known for octopusslover8 on TikTok. Originally offering a fun way to share his love of his favorite […]

Andrew Lopez Signs With CAA (Exclusive)

Hollywood rising star and multi-hyphenate Andrew Lopez has signed with CAA for representation. The actor, writer and producer stars in the Apple TV+ friendship comedy Platonic, opposite Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne. The series directed and created by Nicholas Stoller and Francesca Delbanco has Lopez in the role of Reggie, as he appears alongside Byrne […]

M88 Bolsters Digital Talent Services As Sister Firm UNCMMN Is Folded In to Company (Exclusive)

M88, the management company launched in 2020 to focus on clients from the global majority, is growing its family. The firm is merging with sister company UNCMMN, which was founded in 2019 also to represent historically excluded talent, but in new media. Both firms got off the ground through strategic investments from Macro, the media […]

Culinary Talent Eitan Bernath Signs With Range Media (Exclusive)

Chef and TV personality Eitan Bernath has signed with Range Media Partners.  The 21-year-old culinary talent and author first became known as the youngest contestant on both Food Network’s Chopped, where he appeared as an 11-year-old, and on Guy’s Grocery Games. He’s since become a TikTok star, thanks to his many video cooking tutorials, and […]

‘The Death of Vivek Oji’ Author Akwaeke Emezi Signs With UTA (Exclusive)

The Death of Vivek Oji author Akwaeke Emezi has signed with UTA.  The best-selling author is also well-known for their semi-autobiographical debut novel, Freshwater, and young adult fiction novel, Pet, as well as the follow-up book, Bitter. Amazon and Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society won an auction for the screen rights to Emezi’s romance novel, […]