(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — APA has re-established its New York presence with the opening of a Big Apple office at 250 W.57th Street with four new agents — Christine Barkley, Fred Hansen, Mike Berkowitz and Avi Gilbert.
Barkley, formerly with Columbia Artists Management Inc., has signed Broadway on Ice and 3 Mo' Divas since she left CAMI. Hansen joins from Central Entertainment Group, where his acts included Alex Bugnon, Bona Fide, Braxton Brothers, Eric Marienthal, Slim Man and Wayman Tisdale, among others. His roster of acts for APA has not been confirmed. Berkowitz and Gilbert both join from Relevant Entertainment, specializing in comedy. Berkowitz brings with him Greg Giraldo, Bill Burr, Mike Birbiglia and VH1's Best Week Ever tour. — Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner