Writer-director John Dahl and his brother, writer Rick Dahl, signed with Creative Artists Agency. They had been at the William Morris Agency.
The Dahls rejoin their former Morris agent Josh Donen who recently switched to CAA (Daily Variety, Aug. 4).
John Dahl most recently directed “Rounders,” starring Matt Damon and Edward Norton, for Miramax. His other directing credits include “Unforgettable,” “The Last Seduction” (which he also wrote) and “Red Rock West,” which he co-wrote with his brother.
Since signing with William Morris in January 1997, the Dahls have set up several projects — including “Blackout” at Miramax, “It Takes a Thief” at Universal; and at least four other projects at various studios — which should keep their dance card filled for some time.
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Emmy-winning producers Anne Flett-Giordano and Chuck Ranberg (“Frasier”) have signed with United Talent Agency, where they will be repped by Jay Sures and Peter Benedek.
Flett-Giordano and Ranberg, who have an overall production deal with Paramount, are the co-creators and exec-producers of “Encore!” the new NBC sitcom starring Nathan Lane. They won five Emmys (two for writing and three for producing) while working on “Frasier.”
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Actor Kerr Smith, who this fall joins the cast of WB Network’s “Dawson’s Creek,” has signed with the William Morris Agency, where he will be repped by Jeff Kolodny and Jenny Delaney.
Smith, whose feature credits include the indies “Kiss and Tell” and “Hit and Runaway,” continues to be managed by Vincente Cirrincione.
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Comic book publisher Flypaper Press has signed with United Talent Agency for representation in all areas.
The L.A.-based company, formed in 1997 by former Marvel and Malibu Comics execs, is looking to translate its comic book properties into TV, film and other media.
Flypaper has published three books to date: “BoHoS,”a teen angst series penned by 16-year-old Maggie Whorf; “Invisible 9,” Flypaper editors Paul Fairchild and Mark Panniccia’s spoof on worldwide corporate and government leadership; and “Hong on the Range,” a futuristic Western written by William Wu.