October 3, 2012 |
As the television industry seeks to capture viewers on their mobile phones and tablet computers, ICM Partners talent agency has formed a partnership with a maker of applications for these second screens. ICM said it will work with Screenz to create multiple screen experiences to fuel interest in TV shows, spur conversations online -- and, with luck, drive ratings. "We want to be active in helping to shape the industry that we're in," said Keyvan Peymani, ICM's head of digital strategy. Screenz has developed games that viewers can play as they watch a show, applications that incorporate conversations taking place on social networks like Facebook and Twitter, and augmented reality technology to extend the TV experience.
October 18, 2012 |
Creative Artists Agency and one of the top talent agencies in India, Kwan Entertainment & Marketing Solutions, have formed a joint venture to represent Bollywood talent, in a move that underscores the importance of the growing Asian market to the entertainment industry. The newly formed CAA Kwan will pursue opportunities for talent in film, television, music, commercial endorsements, sports consulting and other businesses. The company will be based in Mumbai, with offices in Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
January 30, 2009 |
Hollywood talent agencies pride themselves on placing their star clients into the biggest movies and TV shows. Now, add YouTube to the list. William Morris Agency, one of the largest talent firms, is in talks for a deal that would funnel its clients -- both actors and consumer brands -- into videos created for the Internet giant.
February 24, 2006 |
International Creative Management said it would launch a division devoted to promoting outside corporations using its contacts in entertainment. The 31-year-old Beverly Hills talent agency said its Global Branded Entertainment unit would link its clients in film, TV, music and publishing to companies eager to promote their businesses using Hollywood talent. Lori Sale, a former executive at Miramax Films and Weinstein Co., will head the division.
January 11, 1996
Margaret "Maggi" Henderson, 77, president and partner of the Henderson/Hogan talent agency in New York and Los Angeles. With her partner of 29 years, Jerry Hogan, she was involved in the careers of actors Michael Learned, Tom Selleck, Cleavon Little and Robert Downey Jr., among others. A native of Trinidad, Colo., she grew up in San Diego and graduated from San Diego State and the Juilliard School of Music. She was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Assn. of Talent Agents in 1989.
October 8, 1996
Helen Edwards MacAfee, 89, who developed one of the first employment agencies for artists and writers. MacAfee began her long and varied career as an advertising secretary in San Francisco. She got the idea for the first of her many small businesses while working for KHJ radio in Los Angeles. When she called personnel agencies searching for creative people, nobody knew what she meant. So on April 1, 1936, she opened Helen Edwards and Staff Agency, a talent agency.