APA: AGENCY #5 (20 Agents Names & E-Mails)
by Dov S-S Simens on July 15, 2015
APA (“Agency for Performing Arts”) is the 5th largest Talent/Literary/Concert agency in the world with only 3 offices but over 2,700 staff/agents.
Agency for the Performing Arts (also known as APA) is the fifth largest diversified talent agency in Los Angeles with headquarters in Beverly Hills, New York and Nashville.
APA represents artists and performers across all media platforms, including feature film, television, music, theatre, publishing and digital. It also represents luxury and lifestyle brands, including The Kardashians, Marriott, Lamborghini and Bombardier.
The agency also packages movies and television series such as 24, Grimm, Hell On Wheels, Sanctuary, Carnivale, Home Improvement, and Roseanne
APA was founded in New York in 1962 by former MCA executives David Baumgarten, Roger Vorce and Harvey Litwin.
There earlier days had a strong foundation of Music Talent with singers like Harry Belafonte, Johnny Cash & Tina Turner, from which they expanded into their now strong Motion Picture, TV, Literary, Talent, Comedy & Branding divisions with a strong focus on Country & Western.
Early clients included Rowan & Martin, Victor Borge, Johnny Cash, Tina Turner, Rosemary Clooney, Liberace, The Doors and Harry Belafonte
Pamela Wagner email@example.com*
Josh Humiston firstname.lastname@example.org
Jaime Kelsall email@example.com
Matt Ochacher firstname.lastname@example.org
Danny Robinson email@example.com
Jackie Miller firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth Bohn email@example.com
Dov S-S Simens / Dean / Hollywood Film Institute
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Hi, my name is David J. Smith, and I’ve written under the pen name David Gatesbury (davidgatesbury.com) for years. At this time I am looking for an agent to represent me. I have two screenplays I’ve written. One is a Hitchcockian spy thriller titled THE TRIAD CONSPIRACY, and you can find information about it on my website. the other is a romance ‘The Fountain’, unpublished.
The jacket cover says it all. Draped across the cover are the American flag, an automatic pistol, a computer disc and a Top Secret NATO file, all setting the scene for a suspenseful espionage thriller. The bad guys kidnap a woman and inject her with a real drug called amobarbital, a barbiturate derivative that has sedative-hypnotic properties, and from then on it’s a deadly serious game of cat-and- mouse with heart stopping action.
If I was to rate this film with others I would say it has components of Hitchcock classics such as North by Northwest (1959), ‘Notorious’ (1946), and perhaps even closer yet ‘Charade’ (1963), which, of course, is not a Hitchcock film, but it’s still a suspenseful and stylish whodunit. Technically, one could say that the female heroines in ‘Notorious’ and in ‘Charade’ had the central roles, and the female in this story has the stronger role.
Cary Grant played the essential leading man in Hitchcock’s films, and since Cary is no longer with us, George Clooney is the same kind of distinguished actor. I believe he’d be well-suited for the part of a government agent in the story, and if he was willing to consider playing in it, this may be one of the most memorable roles of his career.
Claiming this story is comparable to those stories I’ve mentioned, I would think it would worthy of serious scrutiny.
In addition, ‘The Fountain’ has a distinguished character in it that may be suitable for Clooney as well.
On the website you’ll also find Walking on Mars and Walking on Mars II, these are sci-fi classics about the first and second expeditions to Mars. They are the minds of stories that imaginative authors such as Jules Verne and H.G. Wells would have appreciated.
Imagine a crew of five astronauts landing on Mars and they must walk roughly seven kilometers to reach an unmanned cargo ship that had previously landed. Walking across the Martian landscape they see in the distance a strange, mountainous anomaly, sand ramping up one side. Upon reaching their cargo ship, they now view the anomaly from a different angle and it suddenly takes on the shape of a spectacular eye pyramid. Far and distantly resembling the eye pyramid on the dollar bill, the eye is recessed, so it has never shown in overhead satellite photography. It occurs to them that other anomalies must be that of unknown architectural wonders from an ancient civilization. It also occurs to them that there must be Martian mummies inside the pyramid, perhaps the treasury of a once great monarch having untold value, and they know they must try to breach this colossal shrine.
Special effects technicians will have fun creating this 3-D virtual reality world. The bigger the pyramid, the better, moviegoers want to see something that’s going to knock their socks off!
A great sci-fi movie must have plausibility. My story suggests there are dinosaur-like creatures on Mars. However, there must be a true-to-life basis for their existence. Why haven’t our satellites produced photographs of them roaming on Mars surface? Why haven’t our rovers photographed their foot tracks? What would be their source for water and what would they eat to survive? How did they endure on a planet that has a surface that’s been pummeled by asteroids? When a few of them attack these astronauts’ spaceship, how will these people survive? These are questions my story must provide answers for.
Again, like Jurassic Park, special effects technicians will have fun giving life to these giant lizard beasts.
I would think these would be projects that would interest Steven Spielberg and Scott Ridley.
It is my wish that one of your agents are aroused by these stories I’m offering and will take an interest in my work for representing me. I would love to send more information about these stories to APA, perhaps 14 pages of each screenplay for you to look at, or maybe the entire manuscripts for both.
Thank you for allowing me to share these thoughts with you,
David J. Smith
Hi and good morning. Late last night I sent to APA the above message, but I’d like to expand on those thoughts and mention a few more things. I had tried contacting smokehouse pictures and Brian Lourd, Clooney’s agent at CAA, to try to get them to look at ‘The Triad Conspiracy’ by sending copies of the book to both parties. Both of them sent back the paperback novels. In letters they sent back with the books they said they have a firm policy to send back unsolicited manuscripts unread. They also said that by pure coincidence their writers have generated stories that contain similar elements to the story I submitted. That’s wonderful, and if that’s true then why haven’t they produced these stories into screenplays and movies—I’m merely asking because I’d love to see them on the big screen.
If you get a chance to look up my website you’ll see ‘The Haunting of Strathmoor Heights.’ In my opinion this is one of the best mystery/ghost stories ever written. It was written in the first person and in a Gothic style for helping to pull the reader into the story, and people who read it have trouble putting it down. I sometimes have to wonder if a filmmaker like Tim Burton could turn it into a successful film that’s long to be remembered by viewers. Please look up ‘Vanished: Searching for Amanda’ on the Internet and you’ll find a detective story with an intriguing cover I’ve written that’s not as yet been added to my website. It’s not on my website because I’m waiting to add the sequel, which is ready to be published, ‘The Springfield Murders’, and I’m going to add both stories to the website at the same time. The Vanished story is about a detective who’s much like Humphrey Bogart’s characters in The Maltese Falcon and The Big Sleep, but, of course, this is a modern-day detective. I miss Bogey, and I would think moviegoers would get a thrill out of such motion pictures. Who would be the best candidate for playing such a role? Well, in my opinion Brad Pitt would be a good actor for these roles. I have also written a story from the Civil War era titled ‘Thunder and Fury’: Whitson’s Raiders,’ with a sequel titled ‘Jessie Whitson: The Journey Westward,’ a Western. All of the above are completed novels. My son and I designed the covers for them, and they are not only ready, but in my opinion the covers for these last two books are beautiful. I’d love to show them to you. If you look up ‘angel oak tree’ on the Internet, you’ll see an impressive photo of a Spanish oak tree taken by a professional photographer named Kim Elliott. Kim gave me permission to use her photo of the tree on the cover of the Civil War story. The Journey Westward’s cover is a photo I took when in Monument Valley, and such a region is where some of the story takes place. I have not as yet signed on to have these stories self-published, but because no agent has shown interest in my work, I will probably do so soon (These novels are ready for publication). The Civil War and the Western culture are part of our heritage, and if someone were to ask me who I think would make the best Jessie Whitson, I would again say Brad Pitt, but I don’t know if it’ll ever happen in my lifetime. Jessie Whitson is a Southerner who stood against succession, and when telling my brother about the character he said, “Sounds a lot like Josey Wales, well, yes and no. For one thing, this story covers much about this character’s youth and has nothing to do with the Civil War. I wrote it that way to make it more interesting to females who don’t like to read about the Civil War. After the war, Jessie heads out west, and the Journey Westward is written as a classic Western. When’s the last time you saw a classic Western on the big screen? My favorite is ‘Rio Bravo’, and this story has components of that great classic starring John Wayne and Dean Martin. Again, I don’t know if any of these stories will make it to the big screen in my lifetime, but I doubt it.
Thank you again for allowing me to share some thoughts with you,
David J. Smith
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