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Vorce announces staff sign-on, boosts at APA

Less than a month after being named president of the Agency for the Performing Arts, Roger Vorce has announced that APA is adding an agent to its roster, as well as promoting several others.

Gary Rado has joined APA, where he will work in the talent department and report to talent head Deborah Miller.

Steve Tellez, who has been with APA for six years, has been promoted to veep and will also report to Miller.

Co-head of APA’s L.A. office Burton Taylor has been named to the newly created post of senior VP of acquisitions and business development, West Coast.

D.J. McLachlan has been named to the same position for the East Coast. Previously, they were heads of West Coast and East Coast personal appearance departments, respectively.

Taylor and McLachlan will focus on specialty acquisitions, acquiring properties and building and nurturing the careers of APA’s diverse client list.

Jim Gosnell and Nat Burgess will now head the personal appearance departments of both coasts.

When at William Morris and ICM, Rado represented such clients as Markie Post, Ed Begley Jr., Patty Duke, Cindy Williams and director Michael Lindsay-Hogg.

Tellez’s client list includes Rue McClanahan, Alan Rachins, Linda Gray and Amanda Bearse. He has also worked with APA comedy clients Martin Mull, Steven Wright and Larry Miller.

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