THR’s at-a-glance look at the week in representation news
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 [email protected].
Get with the Program
All Eyez on Me producer L.T. Hutton has signed with APA. Along with partner Morgan Creek, his Program Pictures produced the Tupac Shakur biopic, which Lionsgate released June 16. In addition to film, Program has divisions in television and music and has partnered with Duke University basketball great Elton Brand. Hutton also was head of A&R at Ruthless Records and worked on several projects with Death Row. In addition to 2Pac, he produced records for Snoop Dogg, Mariah Carey, Eazy-E, N.W.A., Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Krayzie Bone, Da Brat, Ashanti, Bow Wow, Nate Dogg, Daz and MC Ren, as well as multiple movie soundtracks.
The good Joey spinoff
Episodes creators and showrunners David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik have signed with publicity firm E2W Collective. Showtime will air the Matt LeBlanc-starring comedy for a fifth and final season later this year.
Summer camp for indoor kids
IMG Academy will hold an esports Camp at its Bradenton, Fla., campus July 30-Aug. 5. The unique week will focus on helping 12- to 18-year-old campers hone their skills in Valve’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
“IMG’s esports camp for CS:GO players seems like the perfect opportunity for kids to experience professional esports from an inside point of view,” professional GS:GO player Spencer “Hiko” Martin, who will serve alongside Alexander “Kassad” Trifunovic and Eric “adreN” Hoag as game instructors, said in a statement. “Having something like this when I was younger would have really kick-started my professional career. I look forward to participating in this and encourage people to give it a try.”
IMG Academy’s performance experts will also be on hand to advise on communication, leadership, nutrition, fitness and reaction times, with sessions on mental and physical conditioning. The camp will be sponsored by HyperX, which will furnish the event with its gaming headsets, keyboards, mice and mouse pads.
“We are excited to expand IMG’s esports portfolio with the debut of a unique camp experience at IMG Academy,” IMG director of esports strategy and engagement Lilia Russo said in a statement. “Following the success of our professional development programs with FaZe Clan and compLexity, we are thrilled to continue supporting the growth of the esports industry by welcoming amateurs looking to gain a competitive edge and a well-rounded approach to gaming.”
Hail to the King
Actress Alison King has signed with Katz Public Relations. After appearing in Midnight Special last year, she’ll next be seen in buzzy films Baby Driver and Thank You for Your Service, followed by Warner Bros.’ Horse Soldiers.
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