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More/Medavoy Expands Management Team

Exclusive: Scott Schulman has been promoted to manager and Stephen Belden has been added as a manager to the team at More/Medavoy Management. Schulman has worked alongside partners Erwin More and Brian Medavoy since the reboot of More/Medavoy Management in 2014. Before that, he worked at Abrams Artists and Fremantle Media North America. Belden is joining More/Medavoy after having previously been a manager at Atn Entertainment. He also worked at Sovereign Talent Group
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More/Medavoy Expands Management Team

Exclusive: Scott Schulman has been promoted to manager and Stephen Belden has been added as a manager to the team at More/Medavoy Management. Schulman has worked alongside partners Erwin More and Brian Medavoy since the reboot of More/Medavoy Management in 2014. Before that, he worked at Abrams Artists and Fremantle Media North America. Belden is joining More/Medavoy after having previously been a manager at Atn Entertainment. He also worked at Sovereign Talent Group
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The CW & More/Medavoy Developing Series Based On ‘The Viagra Diaries’

Exclusive: The CW and More/Medavoy are developing a one-hour series based on the critically acclaimed, irreverent novel The Viagra Diaries. The theme of the book is the raucous exploration of love, romance, sexism, and the search for happiness at any age in a modern/digital time. The project’s executive producers are Erwin More and Brian Medavoy (American High, Just Shoot Me). Alan Nevins and Suzy Unger are also on board to produce. The book, written by author and…
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Paula Patton Lands Lead Role In ABC Drama Pilot ‘Runner’

Paula Patton Lands Lead Role In ABC Drama Pilot ‘Runner’
Paula Patton will star in ABC’s drama pilot “Runner,” Variety has learned.

Patton will play the lead Lauren Marks, a woman whose perfect life is torn apart by one twist of fate. To uncover the truth, Lauren must follow a trail of lies that take her into the world of cartels and illegal gun trade between the U.S. and Mexico.

Australian director Michael Offer (“How To Get Away With Murder,” “Longmire”) will direct the pilot from 20th Century Fox and ABC Studios. “Runner” was penned by Michael Cooney who will exec produce with Peter Horton, Ian Sander, Kim Moses and Jon Cowan, with Cowan as showrunner.

The project marks Patton’s first-ever TV series, as a regular. She co-starred in “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” with Tom Cruise, “Deja Vu” with Denzel Washington and “Precious.” Patton will also star in “Warcraft,” alongside Travis Fimmel and Dominic Cooper, set to
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Cross-dressing Edm DJ Tatiana for biopic

Cross-dressing Edm DJ Tatiana for biopic
A biopic about a female DJ who disguised herself as a man to break into a male-dominated industry is in the works.

Warner Bros has acquired the story of DJ Tatiana, reports Deadline.

Cuban DJ Tatiana Alvarez has performed at Electric Daisy Carnival and Coachella, but when breaking into the electronic dance scene she spent a year performing under the identity of DJ Musikillz.

Mike Medavoy, Brian Medavoy and Erwin More will produce the movie.

Mike Medavoy's production credits include Black Swan, Zodiac and Shutter Island.

Brian Medavoy and More are Alvarez's managers.

Alvarez is currently recording a new album.
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‘Tootsie’ Goes Edm: Warner Bros Spins Gender-Bending DJ Story

Exclusive: Warner Bros. has purchased life rights to the story of DJ Tatiana, an electronic dance DJ who disguised herself as a man and took on the name of DJ Musikillz for a year to break into the business. The studio bought the rights to DJ Tatiana in a pre-emptive bid for producers Mike Medavoy, Brian Medavoy and Erwin More. It will be executive produced by Benjamin Anderson and Mike Medavoy’s Phoenix Pictures (who are also casting now for their Itg series Red Flag). The execs handling the project at the studio are Jesse Ehrman and Julia Spiro. DJ Tatiana, now a successful figure in the domestic and international Edm world, will act as music supervisor on the film. She is managed by More/Medavoy.

This is More/Medavoy’s first project since they reunited after a 13-year stint of being apart. They were a powerhouse management/producing team
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Talent Reps Erwin More, Brian Medavoy Reunite with More/Medavoy Management

After a brief hiatus, veteran reps Erwin More and Brian Medavoy are reuniting under the same corporate banner More/Medavoy Management.

During their 15-year run prior to taking a break to try new ventures, More/Medavoy was home to such clients as Jason Bateman, Tobey Maguire, Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Mariska Hargitay, David Schwimmer, Maria Bello, Peter Berg and Jenna Elfman and was a producer to hits including “Just Shoot Me”, “Dharma and Greg” and the Rj Cutler Emmy-winning “American High”.

More has spent the past five years at Paradigm, most recently as head of TV talent, prior to which he was co-head of talent at William Morris Agency for seven years.

“Brian and I enjoyed tremendous success together. I am looking forward to building upon that success utilizing our expanded knowledge and expertise,” said More. “I had an extraordinary time working at both William Morris Agency and Paradigm, but
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Erwin More, Brian Medavoy Re-Teaming on Production, Talent Management Company

They're getting the band back together. Erwin More and Brian Medavoy are reuniting after 13 years apart and have launched a new management company under the same banner that waved when they emerged as small screen power brokers in the 1990s — More/Medavory Management. “We both love spending a lot of time together,” More told TheWrap. “There's an undeniable uniqueness to the chemistry we share as partners that few people have in life or in business.” Also read: Katherine Heigl Exits CAA, Signs With Wme (Exclusive) Indeed, for 15 years, the production and talent management company boasted a rolodex of top-shelf clients such as Jason Bateman,
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Brian Medavoy, Erwin More Reopen More/Medavoy Management

Brian Medavoy, Erwin More Reopen More/Medavoy Management
Brian Medavoy and Erwin More have reunited to relaunch More/Medavoy Management, effective immediately. The duo was previously together for 15 years. In the 1990s they represented talent including Jason Bateman, Tobey Maguire, Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Mariska Hargitay, David Schwimmer, Maria Bello, Peter Berg and Jenna Elfman. More/Medavoy also produced popular TV series such as Dharma and Greg and Just Shoot Me, in addition to the R.J. Cutler-directed docuseries American High, which garnered the producers an Emmy Award in 2001. Photos: Next Gen at 20: From Jeff Shell to the Murdochs, Hollywood's Power Elite Then and Now In the

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Paradigm Agent Norm Aladjem Exits

Longtime Paradigm agent Norm Aladjem is leaving the Beverly Hills Agency to join Levity Entertainment Group. Aladjem, who represents Katherine Heigl and Sharon Stone, among others, had been with Paradigm for 8 years. Aladjem was running the agency's talent department. Agency topper Sam Gores will step in to oversee the talent department, along with Andrew Ruf, who will focus on film talent; Erwin More will continue to run the television talent department. Sarah Fargo will run the New York-based talent group. Aladjem will serve as president of Levity, which not only manages comedy talent but also owns one of

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Mariska Hargitay Sues Wme Over 'Law & Order: Svu' Commissions

While Law & Order: Svu star Mariska Hargitay is in the midst of negotiating her return for the upcoming 13th season of the show, she is suing talent agency Wme over commissions for Seasons 11 and 12. The agency, which was created in mid-2009 by the merger of Wma and Endeavor, recently filed demand for arbitration to receive commissions for Hargitay's services on those two seasons. In a lawsuit, filed today in New York and obtained by TMZ, Hargitay claims that the agency has no legal claim to that money. Hargitay became a client of Wma in 2002 and left in May 2009 for Paradigm, following her Wma agent Erwin More. (Hargitay is currently at CAA, where she signed recently.) In the complaint, the actress claims that the only representation agreement she had with Wma was for one year, and it expired in 2004. Wma continued to represent her but, according to the suit, Hargitay terminated
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The 2011 Hollywood Hot Assistants List

"Huckelberry Finn" is behind the 2011 Hollywood Hot Assistants List. Turns out it's an assistant at Rko who asked that I not post his name. "The list started as a practical joke and then just kind of blew up," he emails me. "People actually started voting from across the tracking boards and tons of votes came in." The purpose is to name who's most promising career-wise (and looks-wise, which Deadline will ignore) and to "aid executives in the hiring process" for film/TV. Take up any corrections with Huck: Sierra Nelson - Fremantle Media Chloe Yellin - Donna Langley, Universal Samantha Goettlich - Open Road Media Deb Macintosh - Wme Malcolm Gray - Spyglass Zander Lehmann - Di Bonaventura Trey Pool - Strange Weather Natalie Hayden - Adam Goodman, Paramount Kevin Hussey - Michael Kives, CAA Michael Wilson - Dan Erlij, UTA Larrison Campbell - Kelly Lugenbiehl, ABC Renee Kurland -
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Managers hold on while industry shifts

When Industry Entertainment partner Keith Addis recently went looking to add a talent manager to his company's roster, he didn't exactly need to hang a Help Wanted sign.

Industry, which counts as clients some of Hollywood's top writers, directors and actors, has been flush with employment inquiries lately, especially since the merger of Wma and Endeavor resulted in the layoffs of a host of top talent agents. Addis ended up hiring former Wma motion picture literary agent Sarah Botfeld, but not before she made a clean break from her former agency.

"We've been specific with her about what she can and cannot say to those clients," Addis says. "What she can say is: 'This is what I'm going to do. I'm excited about the people I'm working with, and if I can ever be of service to you, you know where to find me.' "

Botfeld is not alone in
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Ex-WMA agents find new homes

Fallout from the William Morris-Endeavor merger continues to benefit their competitors.

Former Wma agents Lanny Noveck and Dan Norton have moved to Icm, UTA has picked up longtime motion picture lit agents Ramses Ishak and Mike Sheresky from Wma, Paradigm has snapped up Wma agent Erwin More, and former Wma agent Renee Kurtz has landed at CAA.

Noveck, who was head of scripted television packaging at Wma, will be an agent in Icm's TV lit department, where he started Tuesday. Clients who will be joining him include Michelle Ashford, Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin.

Noveck, a 27-year Wma veteran, was one of the 100 or so agency staffers laid off a couple weeks ago amid the fallout from Wma's merger with Endeavor.

He led Wma's TV literary department for 15 years before being named head of scripted packaging in 2005. Series he has helped put together include "The King of Queens" and "That '70s Show.
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Mariska Hargitay Pregnant

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Mariska Hargitay Pregnant
Law And Order: Special Victims Unit star Mariska Hargitay is celebrating after discovering she's pregnant with her first child. The 41-year-old actress and her actor husband Peter Hermann, 38, have yet to announce when the bundle of joy will arrive. The Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actress's publicist Erwin More says, "I can confirm that she is expecting." Hargitay, daughter of Hollywood icon Jayne Mansfield and Hungarian bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay, met Hermann on the set of Law & Order. They married in August 2004.

WMA reorganizes television, film departments

In a move that recognizes the increasing frequency with which talent moves between the film and TV worlds, WMA has reorganized its departmental operations by merging the television talent department and motion picture talent department into one unit. The management and structural changes were announced Thursday by Dave Wirtschafter, WMA worldwide head of motion pictures. While other agencies often hold joint talent meetings and have specific crossover agents, WMA is the first major agency to group its film and TV talent agents under one umbrella. Four agents -- David Lonner, Danny Greenberg, Gaby Morgerman and Erwin More -- were promoted as part of the reorganization. Lonner will join John Fogelman as co-head of WMA's motion picture department, overseeing all of its daily activities. Greenberg has been named head of the motion picture literary department, and Morgerman and More will team to oversee the combined talent department. The changes are effective immediately.

WMA reorganizes television, film departments

In a move that recognizes the increasing frequency with which talent moves between the film and TV worlds, WMA has reorganized its departmental operations by merging the television talent department and motion picture talent department into one unit. The management and structural changes were announced Thursday by Dave Wirtschafter, WMA worldwide head of motion pictures. While other agencies often hold joint talent meetings and have specific crossover agents, WMA is the first major agency to group its film and TV talent agents under one umbrella. Four agents -- David Lonner, Danny Greenberg, Gaby Morgerman and Erwin More -- were promoted as part of the reorganization. Lonner will join John Fogelman as co-head of WMA's motion picture department, overseeing all of its daily activities. Greenberg has been named head of the motion picture literary department, and Morgerman and More will team to oversee the combined talent department. The changes are effective immediately.

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