Actress Gail O’Grady has signed with International Creative Management, where she will be represented by Brian Mann and Ben Press. O’Grady was a three-time Emmy nominee for her role on “NYPD Blue.” Onscreen she recently appeared in “That Old Feeling” with Bette Midler and Dennis Farina. O’Grady recently completed “Medusa’s Child,” a miniseries in which she stars for ABC and Mandalay Entertainment. She continues to be managed by Phyllis Carlyle.
* * *Lynda Steadman, currently starring in Mike Leigh’s “Career Girls,” has signed with Agency for the Performing Arts, where she will be repped by Barry K. McPherson. She will continue to be repped by Maureen Vincent of Peters, Fraser & Dunlop Artists in the U.K.
* * *John Elliott has been promoted to manager at Baumgarten/Prophet Ent-er-tainment. He had been working on the desk of Baumgarten/Prophet exec VP Dave Fleming. Elliott began his career in the CAA mailroom, then went on to work as an assistant to Ruth Ann Huvane.
* * *Lisa M. Hyde has joined Lapides Entertainment as a manager, representing actors, standup comedians and on-air personalities. Hyde previously worked as a manager at Gold, Bou-chard, and before that she served as an agent trainee at the William Morris Agency.
* * *“Romper Stomper” writer-helmer Geoffrey Wright has signed with CAA, where he’ll be repped by Michael Wimer, Tori Metzger, Scott Landis and Scott Greenberg. Wright – whose other credits include writing and directing “Metal Skin” and “Lover Boy” – currently is attached to direct “Cave” at Working Title and “The Silver Surfer” at Fox Family Films, as well as “Instinct” at Mandalay and “Sparrow” at Universal.
* * *Debi Mazar, who currently appears in “She’s So Lovely,” has signed with UTA. After gaining attention from her debut in Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas,” Mazar went on to appear in such films as “Batman Forever,” “Girl 6,” “Empire Records” and “Bullets Over Broadway.” She also appeared on TV in the CBS sitcom “Temporarily Yours” and drama series “L.A. Law” and “Civil Wars.”
* * *Academy Award-winner Estelle Parsons has joined Writers & Artists Agency, where she will be repped by Jeff Berger in New York and Sarah Clossey in L.A. Parsons won a best supporting actress Oscar in 1967 for her role in Arthur Penn’s “Bonnie and Clyde.” More recently, she appeared on TV’s “Roseanne” as the title character’s gay mother, and in “Boys On the Side” and “That Darn Cat.”