Actor Gabriel Byrne — who co-stars in the upcoming Randall Wallace-directed “The Man in the Iron Mask” for United Artists as well as Theresa Connelly’s “Polish Wedding” for Fox Searchlight — has signed with the United Talent Agency.
Byrne recently left ICM.
The Irish-born actor’s numerous credits include “The End of Violence,” “Smilla’s Sense of Snow,” “The Usual Suspects” and “Miller’s Crossing.” He also has produced (and co-starred) in “Into the West,” exec-produced “In the Name of the Father” and produced and co-wrote with David Keating “The Last of the High Kings.”
Byrne continues to be managed by Addis-Wechsler and Associates.
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Emmy Award-winning writer-producer David Milch, who currently is the executive producer of ABC’s “NYPD Blue,” has signed with Endeavor. Milch, who co-created “Blue” with Steven Bochco, has had a lengthy, and successful, career working with Bochco, beginning in 1982 when he was hired as a writer on “Hill Street Blues.”
He eventually exec-produced “Hill Street,” and after it ended created the short-lived series “Beverly Hills Buntz” and “Capital News.” In 1993 he reunited with Bochco as exec-producer, co-creator and writer on “NYPD Blue.”
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Veteran talent agent Deborah Miller is ankling the Metropolitan Talent Agency to the return to management side of the business, forming DRM Management, Inc.
While there has been speculation that Miller would be returning to partner with Scott Howard, with whom she formed the management firm Miller, Howard and Danuser with partner Terry Danuser several years ago, Miller’s banner will be separate from Howard. They will, however, share office space.
Miller said the transition from Metropolitan, where she has been exec-VP of talent, to DRM should be completed by the end of March.
Among her current clients who will now be managed by Miller are William Atherton, Ned Beatty, Timothy Busfield, William Devane, Steve Railsback, Lenny Von Dolan and Bob Uecker.
Miller has spent nearly five years at Metropolitan, following a short stint as head of talent with APA. Previously, she had spent 15 years at the William Morris Agency, where she last served as head of its TV talent department.
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Writers Michael Goldberg and Tommy Swerdlow, whose credits include Walt Disney’s “Cool Runnings” and the Warner Bros. film “Little Giants,” have signed with the William Morris Agency.
Goldberg and Swerdlow’s other credits include “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” for TriStar, “Winterdance” for Touchstone and they are working on “Thirty Wishes,” also at Touchstone.
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Commercial helmer Kinka Usher — whose work has included spots for Pepsi, Nissan and the “Got Milk?” campaign — has signed with United Talent Agency.
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The Smith-Gosnell-Nicholson agency has hired Devin Mann and Jonathan Silverman as agents. Mann, who previously worked at the Dattner Agency, joins the percentery’s commercial department, where he will rep directors of photography, production designers and costume designers.
Silverman joins from the William Morris Agency, where he had been an agent trainee. He will rep film and TV writers and directors.