Kaplan Stahler adds partner to firm, name

Braun reps latenight scribes; co. also adds three new hires

The Kaplan Stahler Gumer Agency is upping alternative TV head Alan Braun to partner and changing the name of the tenpercentery to reflect the restructuring.

Newly minted Kaplan Stahler Gumer Braun Agency also is adding a trio of agents, hiring Bradley Glenn, Ra Kumar and John Judalena.

Braun, who has clients in both the scripted and unscripted worlds, reps a slew of latenight scribes including Kevin Etten (“The Late Show With David Letterman”), Jose Arroyo (“Late Night With Conan O’Brien”), Jake Lentz (“Jimmy Kimmel Live”) and the team of Rob Kutner & Jason Reich (“The Daily Show”). He also reps the creators of Sci Fi’s “Scare Tactics” and Authentic Entertainment.

On the scripted side, Braun’s clients include Yahlin Chang (“ER”), Josh Singer (“The West Wing”), Jeff Vlaming (“Touching Evil”) and Elaine Aronson (“The Stones”). Braun joined the percentery in August 2001, having previously worked at Metropolitan. He began his career as a trainee at ICM.

KSGB co-founder Mitchell Kaplan praised Braun for his ability to spot talent in both the unscripted and scripted worlds and said the new partner had “surpassed every expectation we had when we brought him in.” Restructuring was announced Tuesday by Kaplan, Elliot Stahler and Bob Gumer.

As for the three new hires:

  • Judalena will serve as a TV lit agent, having previously spent a little more than three years at Endeavor. He most recently worked on the desk of Endeavor partner and TV packaging chief Paul Haas.

  • Glenn will be a TV and feature lit agent. Previously based at Metropolitan, his client list includes David Grossman (“George of the Jungle 2”), Carl Binder (“Mysterious Ways”) and Billy Morrisette (“Scotland, PA.”).

  • Kumar, most recently at Paradigm, will serve as an agent in KSGB’s alternative TV department.

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