Oscar-winning thesp Richard Dreyfuss has signed with International Creative Management, where he will be repped by Risa Shapiro and Eddy Yablans in Los Angeles and Sue Leibman in the agency’s New York office.

Dreyfuss returns to ICM where he had been repped for several years before leaving in late 1996 to sign with the William Morris Agency. He left WMA last week.

Since uttering his one line in 1967’s “The Graduate,” Dreyfuss has co-starred in such pics as “Jaws,” “American Graffitti,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “Down and Out in Beverly Hills” and “Whose Life Is It Anyway?”

Dreyfuss, who currently is lensing the title role in HBO’s biopic of Meyer Lansky, won a best actor Academy Award in 1977 for his role in “The Goodbye Girl.” He was nominated for the same award in 1995 for his work in “Mr. Holland’s Opus.”

He continues to be managed by Industry Entertainment.

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Actor Scott Foley, who co-stars in the WB Network’s new series “Felicity,” has signed with the William Morris Agency. Foley will be represented by Theresa Peters, Scott Lambert and Jennifer Craig.

Foley, whose previous credits include roles on the TV shows “Dawson’s Creek” and “Zoe Bean,” continues to be managed by Handprint Entertainment.

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Gregory Hines, who most recently starred in TV’s “The Gregory Hines Show,” has signed with the Gersh Agency, where he will be repped by Bob Gersh and Lorrie Bartlett.

The Tony Award-winning actor/dancer has appeared in such films as “The Preacher’s Wife,” “Waiting to Exhale” and “The Cotton Club.”

Hines continues to be managed by Fran Saperstein.

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Actor Bill Smitrovich — whose credits include the films “The Ghost of Mississippi,” “Air Force One” and “Independence Day” — has signed with Don Buchwald and Associates.

Smitrovich recently was cast in the upcoming NBC miniseries “The ’60s.” He continues to be managed by Lighthouse Entertainment.

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Former Amsel, Eisenstadt & Frazier literary agent Sara Margoshes has established the SMA talent and literary agency, focusing on the representation of writers and directors for feature films and television.

SMA will open its doors with about 15 of Margoshes’ former clients. During her tenure at Amsel, Eisenstadt & Frazier and before that as a junior agent at the Writers & Artists Agency, Margoshes was involved in brokering deals for such screenplays as “Juice,” “Highboys & Lowboys,” “Dracula: Dead and Loving It,” “Paradise Park” and “A Night at the Roxbury.”

Before becoming an agent, Margoshes worked for Rastar Prods., where she worked on such productions as the Mike Nichols-helmed “Biloxi Blues.”

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Writer-director Susanna Styron and her producing-writing partner, Bridget Terry, have signed with Innovative Artists, where they will be repped by Nancy Nigrosh.

The duo recently completed “Shadrach,” an adaptation of a William Styron short story, which stars Harvey Keitel and Andie MacDowell. Styron and Terry penned the screenplay, Styron directed and Terry produced the pic, which Columbia will release this fall.

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Actress Leigh Taylor-Young, who won an best supporting actress Emmy for her role on “Picket Fences,” has signed for theatrical representation with the Badgley, Connor, King agency.

A regular on such TV series as “The Sentinel” and daytime’s “Sunset Beach,” Taylor-Young’s film credits include “Soylent Green” and “The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight.”

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