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APA ups Speiser to VP, rebrands alternative division

The Beverly Hills-headquartered talent agency's alternative division, which it started in 2006, will now be known as the alternative and factual programming department.
October 13, 2015

APA has promoted Brian Speiser to VP and rebranded its alternative television department.

The Beverly Hills-headquartered talent agency’s alternative division, which it started in 2006, will now be known as the alternative and factual programming department.

Speiser joined the agency in 2012. He was formerly VP at the agency Octagon, where he co-founded the entertainment division and exec produced the MTV series It Gets Better.

“Brian’s promotion and the rebranding of our department are direct reflections of our distinctive role in today’s global, multi-platform alternative and factual programming marketplace,” said partner and head of the division Hayden Meyer in a statement.

The agency’s unscripted roster includes 5X5 Media, Back Roads Entertainment, Cineflix Productions, Collins Avenue, Hot Snakes Media, Ping Pong Productions, Super Delicious and Tremendous! Entertainment.

Earlier this year, the APA named Meyer to its board of directors and named Marc Kamler as partner.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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