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Abrams Artists Agency Parts Ways With Joe Rice, Welcomes Jay Schachter and Evan Miller

”I have no doubt he will continue to make an impact in this industry for many years to come,“ Abrams Artists chairman and CEO Harry Abrams says of Rice, who departs after 28 years with the agency

After 28 years, senior agent Joe Rice is parting ways with Abrams Artists Agency. Rice has represented a diverse range of clients, including Stana Katic, Robert Englund, Paul Adelstein and Michael Richards.

Harry Abrams, chairman and CEO of Abrams Artists, described Rice as “an ambitious and hard-working individual, and a longtime friend.  I have no doubt he will continue to make an impact in this industry for many years to come.” He also thanked Rice for his many years of service to the agency.

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While Abrams bids farewell to Rice, the agency is welcoming two new theatrical agents to the fold. Jay Schachter comes to Abrams after working as senior vice president and director of Prestige Talent Agency’s theatrical division, a position he held since 2013. Prior to that, he spent four years at Mavrick Artists Agency in Los Angeles.

Evan Miller joins Abrams after spending the previous five years with BRS/Gage Talent Agency, having joined Bauman, Redanty & Shaul in 2009. Miller actually launched his career with the agent-in-training program at Abrams Artists Agency, rising to the assistant position to the head of the theatrical department in just six months.

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“I’m genuinely thrilled to welcome Jay and Evan into the fold,” Harry Abrams said. “Both are smart, passionate, hard-working guys who will be integral to our growth.”

Both men will report to Marni Rosenzweig, Vice President and Head of the Theatrical Department in Los Angeles.