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Reprobates recruit Klinger and promote Jarrett
Doug Klinger has joined Reprobates in New York as their new directors' agent, while Kim Jarrett has been promoted to the role of President of the US arm of British representation agency OB Management.
Klinger moves into director representation at Reprobates having established close contact with the music video production community in the US as the founder of music video website IMVDb six years ago. He has gone on to work at Vimeo, as part of the curation team that selects the prized Staff Picks, while continuing to orchestrate and host podcasts reviewing music videos and interviewing industry figures.
Klinger becomes Reprobates' New York-based agent, a role previously undertaken by Kim Jarrett and Sam Davey from OB Managementʼs London office. He will report to Jarrett, now appointed President of Reprobates. Reprobates represents a roster for the US who include American talent such as Andrew Donoho, JJ Augustivo, Mister Whitmore and Norton, plus British directors like Alex Southam, Georgia Hudson, Holly Blakey and Zac Ella.
"Guiding directorsʼ careers, supporting and offering the care and attention our talent rightfully deserve is at the forefront of everything that we do," says Jarrett. "After my recent extensive trip to LA all roads led back to Doug and we're immensely thrilled to have such an asset on the team.”
Klinger adds: “Promoting and celebrating music video directors has been my passion since co-founding IMVDb in early 2011. Through my continued work on IMVDb and time at Vimeo, Iʼve had the opportunity to champion some outstanding work, and Iʼm excited to bring that passion and perspective to my new role at Reprobates. Iʼm thrilled for the opportunity to work alongside Kim in adding new talent to an already brilliant roster, and to carry on the company culture that OB has established over the past decade."
OB and Reprobates founder, Otis Bell commented: “Our vision has always been to be a truly international operation offering cohesive, strategic representation for directors on both sides of the pond. Not just having a ʻpartnerʼ or ʻassociatedʼ company in the US but forming a transatlantic group with the same ethos and process in both territories. Just as we built our foundations in the UK through music videos, Doug is the first step in cementing our roots before we go on to expand Reprobates to mirror our unique model in the UK."
• Reprobatesʼ full roster can be seen here.
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