Parachute Entertainment — the TV and film banner of New York-based Parachute Properties, creator and licensing force behind author R.L. Stine’s “Goosebumps” books — has signed with International Creative Management for TV representation.
Led by Nancy Josephson, ICM’s worldwide TV department head, the agency will represent the company’s R.L. Stine-authored properties for potential television projects, including minis, movies and weekly series.
Parachute Entertainment’s film and TV projects include a feature based on Stine’s “Fear Street” series at Hollywood Pictures and the current TV show on Fox based on the “Goosebumps” children’s book series, on which 20th Century Fox also is developing a feature, produced by Tim Burton.
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Oscar-nominated director Mark Rydell (“The River,” “On Golden Pond”) has signed with the Gersh Agency, where he will be represented by David Gersh and Frank Wuliger.
Rydell earned an Academy Award nom for the 1981 film “On Golden Pond.” His most recent credits include the HBO film “Crime of the Century,” Paramount’s “Intersection” and Fox’s “For the Boys.”
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Actress Traylor Howard — who appears in the upcoming ABC sitcom “2 Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place” — has signed with United Talent Agency. Howard’s other credits include TV’s “Boston Common” and the indie film “Confessions of a Sexist Pig” and the upcoming MGM feature “Dirty Work.”
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Commercial helmer Kinka Usher — whose work has included spots for Pepsi, Nissan and the “Got Milk?” campaign — also has signed with United Talent Agency.
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Actress Hillary Danner (CBS’ “Michael Hayes”) has signed with the Metropolitan Talent Agency, where she will be repped by Adam Levine and Karen Forman.