Christian Bale — who co-stars in Todd Haynes’ upcoming pic “Velvet Goldmine” — has signed with Creative Artists Agency.

The Welsh actor’s other credits include Fox Searchlight’s upcoming “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Portrait of a Lady,” “Little Women” and “Empire of the Sun.”

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Actor Johnathon Schaech (“That Thing You Do!”) has signed with United Talent Agency.

Schaech, who recently wrapped a starring stint in TNT’s biopic “Houdini,” most recently appeared opposite Gwyneth Paltrow in “Hush.”

Schaech next can be seen in Stephan Elliot’s “Welcome to Woop Woop,” slated for release later this month from MGM.

He continues to be managed by Imparato, Knight, Fay Management.

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Actress Anne Archer (“Fatal Attraction”) has signed with the William Morris Agency, where she will be repped by a team led by Niki Mirisch.

In addition to her Oscar-nominated turn in “Fatal Attraction,” Archer’s credits include “Short Cuts,” “Clear and Present Danger” and “Patriot Games.”

Archer continues to be managed by Bill Robinson.

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Thesps Liza Weil (Sony Classics’ “Whatever”) and Jessica Alba (Sony’s “Idle Hands”) have signed with Creative Artists Agency.

Weil soon begins lensing Miramax’s “Cider House Rules,” which she will follow with Artisan Entertainment’s “Stir of Echoes.” She continues to be managed by Rob Kolker and Darris Hatch.

Alba is filming the Drew Barrymore starrer “Never Been Kissed” for Fox 2000.

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Lin Shaye — who co-stars as Cameron Diaz’s absurdly tan neighbor, Magda, in Fox’s comedy hit “There’s Something About Mary” — has signed with the Paul Kohner Agency. Shaye, whose other credits include “Kingpin” and “Dumb and Dumber,” next can be seen in the indie “Breakfast With Einstein.”

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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. Susanna Styron and Terry penned the screenplay, and 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 “The Sentinel” and “Sunset Beach,” Taylor-Young’s film credits include “Soylent Green” and “The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight.”

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