Fresh from a Super Bowl championship, former St. Louis Rams head coach Dick Vermeil isn’t exactly easing into a quiet retirement. CAA has inked an exclusive agreement to rep the newly retired Vermeil, creating a partnership that will allow Vermeil to pursue opportunities in advertising, broadcasting, books and new media.
“It won’t be easy to leave football after putting my heart and soul into this game for over 30 years,” Vermeil said, “but I now look forward to continuing my winning streak as I pursue new and diverse opportunities with CAA’s representation. I believe that I am in great hands.”
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Peter Riegert (“Coldblooded”) and Lois Smith (“Tumbleweeds”) have signed for representation with Bresler, Kelly & Associates. Riegert will co-star with Kenneth Branagh in the feature “How to Kill Your Neighbor’s Dog,” and Smith joins Jack Nicholson in helmer Sean Penn’s “The Pledge.”
Also signed with Bresler, Kelley & Associates are Michele Greene (“L.A. Law”), who has a recurring role on Showtime’s “Stargate SG-1”; Kathleen York, who’ll appear in the feature “We Met at the Vineyard”; and Callum Keith Rennie, who co-stars with Rose McGowan in the indie “The Last Stop.” York is managed by Christopher Wright; Rennie is managed by Elizabeth Hodgson Management Group.
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Robert Peters has signed with Tavel Entertainment for representation in all areas. Vera Mihailovich will be his talent agent, and Vanessa Livingston and Chris Ridenhour his literary agents. Peters wrote, directed and starred in “Mutual Love Life,” which recently won the Slamdance Film Festival’s audience award for best short film.
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Anthony Starke, one of the stars of the NBC series “Cold Feet,” has signed with Paradigm. He’s managed by Incognito Management.
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Josie Davis (“The Young and the Restless”) has signed with Don Buchwald & Associates’ Neil Bagg. She’ll continue to be managed by Alex D’Andrea of BW Entertainment.
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Metropolitan Talent Agency has added a quartet of fresh talent to their roster: Thomas Ian Griffith, Angelo Spizzirri, Salvator Xuereb and Eva LaRue.
Griffith, who starred opposite Melissa Gilbert in the CBS telepic “Visions of Murder,” will be repped by Metropolitan’s Chris Barrett and Karen Forman. He’s managed by Himber Entertainment.
Spizzirri (“Groove”) and Xuereb (“Pensacola: Wings of Gold”) will be repped by Metropolitan’s Lexie Weiss. Spizzirri is managed by Edie Robb Entertainment; Xuereb is managed by Martin Bernenman.
LaRue, who’ll star in Montel Williams’ directorial debut “Little Pieces,” will be repped by Metropolitan’s Karen Forman. She’s managed by Marv Dauer.