IFA Talent Agency has hired literary agent Judd Landon to head the agency’s jump into the literary arena. Landon joins IFA on Sept. 1, after five years with the William Morris Agency, where he was an agent in the independent film division. At WMA, Landon helped secure financing for such indie films as “Plan B,” which stars Diane Keaton for New Regency; and “Free Money,” starring Marlon Brando.
Since it was established three years ago by Ilene Feldman, IFA mainly has represented film and TV actors. The agency has formed the new lit division to focus primarily on the acquisition of material for its clients. Additionally, the agency — which already represents helmer Angela Pope — will build its list with an active push to sign writers and directors.
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Karina Lombard — the actress who has compiled a steady list of credits during her young career, including “Last Man Standing,” “Legends of the Fall,” “The Firm” and “Wide Sargasso Sea” — has signed with Metropolitan Talent Agency. At MTA, Lombard will be repped by Kami Putnam and Tony Chargin.
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Jeff Wise has joined Major Clients Agency as an agent in its television and literary departments. Wise joins MCA from Vision Arts Management, where he repped TV and film writers and directors.
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Actor Gordon Thomson, best known for his nine-year stint as Adam Carrington on the primetime soap “Dynasty,” has signed with the Barry Freed Co. for theatrical representation. Thomson also signed with the Harry Abrams Agency for voiceover work.