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Apa Names Jim Osborne Head of Talent

Apa Names Jim Osborne Head of Talent
Jim Osborne has been named head of talent at Apa.

Apa executive Barry McPherson will continue to lead the agency’s New York talent department. Ryan Martin, who has served as Apa’s co-head of talent since June 2018 and previously lead the department since 2006, will exit the agency when his contract expires at the end of the year.

“Jim Osborne’s devotion to the success of our clients and this company cannot be understated,” James Gosnell, president and CEO of Apa, said in a statement. “His extraordinary work and dedication over the past seven years have played a pivotal role in the success of our talent department, and I’m very proud to have him lead our team into the future.”

His clients include Oscar winners Gary Oldman and Mary J. Blige, along with rapper-actor Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, “MacGyver” star Lucas Till, rapper T.I.,

Douglas Urbanski and “Fast and Furious
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Apa Taps Jim Osborne As Head Of Talent; Ryan Martin Sets Exit

Apa Taps Jim Osborne As Head Of Talent; Ryan Martin Sets Exit
Jim Osborne has been named Head of Talent at Apa. Ryan Martin, who has served as Apa’s co-head of talent since June 2018 and previously lead the department since 2006 will exit the agency when his contract expires at the end of the year. Apa’s Barry McPherson will continue to lead the agency’s New York talent department.

Osborne’s clients include Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Oscar-winning actor Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour), as well as his Flying Studios producing partner Douglas Urbanski, Academy Award-nominated Mary J. Blige (Mudbound) who stars in the upcoming Netflix/Ucp series Umbrella Academy and the Paramount feature Body Cam, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (Power) who recently closed a groundbreaking overall/production deal with Starz, MacGyver star Lucas Till, rapper-actor T.I. who co-stars in the upcoming Netflix feature Dolomite Is My Name, Tyrese Gibson (Fast & Furious franchise), and Cole Hauser (Yellowstone).

“Jim Osborne’s devotion
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Apa Promotes Bhargava, Nahai And Heller To Agents In Talent Department

Apa has promoted Varun Bhargava, John Nahai, and Kris Heller to agents in the Talent Department. All three were agent trainees in Apa’s Agent Training Program.

Their positions are effective immediately, it was jointly announced today by partners and talent department co-heads, Ryan Martin and Jim Osborne, to whom they all report.

Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Bhargava is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he earned a degree in economics. He began his career at Apa, joining the agency in 2015 as an executive assistant to talent agent Sheva Cohen, where he worked with clients such as Tiffany Haddish, Alyson Hannigan, Adeline Rudolph and Jessica Green.

Los Angeles native Nahai is a graduate of Boston University, where he graduated with a degree in political science. Shortly after his return to La following graduation, Nahai joined Apa in 2015, where he worked as an executive assistant for both Jim
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Mega Race 2 result: Street Outlaws beat Fast N’ Loud for second time in 2018 rematch

Street Outlaws have beaten Fast N’ Loud in their 2018 ‘Mega Race 2’ rematch for a $75,000 pot — winning two out of three races with no need for a third. The contest took place at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Az, with Ryan Martin representing the 405 crew in his 2010 ‘Fireball’ Camaro SS and Alex Laughlin representing Gas Monkey Garage in the same 2017 Challenger his team used last year. The races took place at night on a prepped surface, with the first race coming down to the wire but with Ryan Martin leading from the off...read more
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Street Outlaws vs Fast N’ Loud Mega Race 2: ‘We came to kick your a** and take your money’

Time to burn some rubber! Street Outlaws vs Fast N’ Loud Mega Race 2 airs tonight — with Okc list-topper Ryan Martin taking on Richard Rawlings and the Gas Monkey Garage crew in a best-of-three prep-surface drag race. Gas Monkey, who lost to Street Outlaws in the first ever Mega Race last year, return with pro racer Alex Laughlin behind the wheel of the same 2017 Challenger they used last year plus a few modifications, while Ryan will be at the helm of his 2010 ‘Fireball’ Camaro SS. They’ll both do anything to win. When Rawlings tells his rivals on...read more
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