Kathryn Newton Of ‘Big Little Lies’ Signs With WME

Up next, Newton will be seen in leading roles in Warner Bros./Legendary's Pokémon Detective Pikachu, opposite Ryan Reynolds, and Netflix’s original series The Society.
Newton is known for her role as Abigail on HBO’s Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning series Big Little Lies and will reprise her role in the second season airing in June.
She continues to be represented by Management 360 and Hansen Jacobson.” />
EXCLUSIVE: Kathryn Newton has inked with WME for representation in all areas.
Additionally, Newton also appeared in Best Picture Oscar nominees Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
On the film side, she starred in Universal’s comedy Blockers for Kay Cannon last spring, which had its world premiere at SXSW, and Peter Hedges’ Ben Is Back, opposite Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges.

Marti Noxon Inks Overall Deal With Netflix

“Her work is often both brave and vulnerable, with a distinct voice, sense of humor and tone that is uniquely her own.” “Marti Noxon is a brilliant and visionary creator who explores emotional depths to reveal the inner lives and struggles of complex, modern women,” said Cindy Holland, VP, Original Content at Netflix.
Another top TV showrunner is headed to Netflix with a rich overall deal. Marti Noxon has signed a multi-year overall pact with the streaming giant to exclusively produce new series programming through her Tiny Pyro production banner. Additionally, Netflix will have a first-look option on Noxon’s feature projects.
As a writer-producer, Noxon has worked on such series as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mad Men, Glee, and Grey’s Anatomy. She has collaborated with Netflix before on the feature side — she wrote and made her feature directorial debut with the Netflix original film To The Bone, which premiered in competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
Following Noxon to Netflix is Maria Grasso who will continue in her role as President of Tiny Pyro. Noxon most recently had an overall deal at Skydance, the company behind one of her latest series, Dietland at AMC.
“Not only do they continually produce ground-breaking and visually stunning content, they've developed a platform that's so influential its become a verb. I Netflix at home, happily, and now I'm even more excited to Netflix for a living." "Who can resist the allure of Netflix?” said Noxon.
Noxon is repped by WME and Hansen Jacobson.” />
Her most recent series as creator-showrunner include Sharp Objects at HBO, Dietland at AMC as well as the Peabody Award-winning first season of Lifetime's UnReal. As a creator, Noxon is known for shows with strong female protagonists.

Kal Penn Comedy Produced By Michael Schur Set At NBC As Put Pilot

Penn, whose series acting credits also include House and How I Met Your Mother, also did a stint working for the Obama administration. He is repped by UTA, Industry Entertainment and Fuller Law.
Penn is co-writing the untitled comedy with Matt Murray, with The Good Place creator/executive producer Michael Schur supervising. Kal Penn (Designated Survivor) is set to co-write, executive produce and star in a comedy series project, which has received a put pilot commitment fro NBC.
This marks a return to comedy for Penn who, for the past two seasons, co-starred on the ABC drama Designated Survivor. He is committed to return to the White House series, which was recently picked by Netflix following ABC's cancellation, with a one-year deal.
The project, produced by Universal TV where Schur and Murray have overall deals, centers on a disgraced New York City Councilman and former baseball wunderkind Garrett Shah (Penn) who finds his calling when faced with six recent immigrants in search of the American Dream.
Schur is repped UTA, 3 Arts and Hansen Jacobson.” /> Both started their careers on Saturday Night Live. Murray has been a long-time collaborator of Schur's. Since moving to Los Angeles, Murray has worked on Community as well as three series created/co-created by Schur, Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Good Place. Murray is repped by UTA, 3 Arts and Hansen Jacobson.
Penn and Murray executive produce alongside Schur via his Fremulon, David Miner of 3 Arts Entertainment and Dan Spilo of Industry Entertainment.

CAA Signs ‘Terminator’ Co-Star Natalia Reyes

EXCLUSIVE: CAA has signed Natalia Reyes, the Colombian-born actress poised to make her breakout in the U.S.
The actress stars in the upcoming Tim Miller-directed and James Cameron-produced Terminator for Skydance and Paramount.
Reyes also stars in the Christina Gallego & Ciro Guerra-directed Birds Of Passage, which  premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year as an official Director’s Fortnight selection. The Orchard acquired the film’s North American distribution rights.
Reyes continues to be represented by Vision Entertainment, Colombia-based MCL Talent, and Hansen Jacobson.” />