[06/06/05 - 12:00 AM]
The Pretty Have Never Looked So Nitty Gritty: VH1 Teams Up with the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency and Grb Entertainment for an Inside Look at the Men and Women Who Create Some of the World's Most Recognizable Faces

[via press release from VH1]

The Pretty Have Never Looked So Nitty Gritty: VH1 Teams Up With the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency and GRB Entertainment for an Inside Look at the Men and Women Who Create Some of the World's Most Recognizable Faces

'The Agency' (working title) Premieres on VH1 This Fall

The Network Has Ordered 10 Episodes of the Series

NEW YORK, June 6 -- They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Meet the "beholders" of some of the world's most beautiful faces: Sean, Pink, Greg, Lorri, Anita, Becky and Carlos -- the booking agents of the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency.

VH1 and Wilhelmina blow open the doors to the scintillating world of modeling with a stark look at the lives of these men and women who mold, shape, scold and comfort -- all in an effort to create some of the most sought after and recognizable faces in the world. "The Agency" is not a sugar-coated version of the modeling industry. It's real life, and about an agency that's not afraid to tell the sometimes not so beautiful story behind the world's most beautiful faces.

"The Agency" gives viewers a first time ever look at how the modeling industry actually works and the real relationships that exist between the agents and talent -- both good and bad. On the catwalk, at client meetings, on casting calls, egos can often run amok and with hundreds of thousands of dollars or even millions in play on every deal, the stakes are enormous.

The agent's livelihood depends on corralling these naive, flighty, sometimes hugely impressionable models and delivering them on time and looking fabulous, to the agency's demanding clients. From New York City to Milan, viewers will get a no holds barred view into the world of these high-strung puppet masters of the modeling world.

The half-hour series will also examine the business of operating one of the world's largest and most successful modeling agencies. Wilhelmina is presently at a crossroads as they look to expand outside the world of simply representing models. There is great discourse within the famed walls as the men's division continually reaps the rewards of its premiere status and the editorial women's board struggles to reach the same level.

Viewer's can log on to http://www.vh1.com to learn more about "The Agency" and check out exclusive photos and clips.

"The Agency" is produced by Wilhelmina Productions and VH1. Sean Patterson and Corey Preston are executive producers for Wilhelmina. Gary Benz is an executive producer and Craig H. Shepherd is a co-executive producer for GRB Entertainment. Michael Hirschorn, Shelly Tatro, Danielle Gelfand are executive producers for VH1. GRB Entertainment will distribute "The Agency" internationally.

VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in over 87 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital services including VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul, VH Uno, VH1 Mega Hits and VH1 Country. Connect with VH1 at http://www.VH1.com .

Wilhelmina is one of the largest model agency chains in the world, founded by legendary model, Wilhelmina Cooper in 1967. Today, they lead the industry in diversity and depth, and represent some of the biggest models, and celebrity talent in the world. Sean Patterson is the President of Wilhelmina Models. Dieter Esch is Chairman. They have offices in New York, Los Angeles and Miami as well as licensees across the U.S. GRB Entertainment is one of the world's leading producers and distributors of non-fiction programs. Founded in 1987 by Gary R. Benz, GRB Entertainment currently produces over 100 hours annually of prime time programming for the U.S. and international television markets. GRB distributes its own program catalog of more than 1,000 hours of original programming in addition to representing international distribution rights for other non-fiction and entertainment producers.

Web Site: http://www.vh1.com

  [june 2005]  


[12/01/15 - 05:40 PM]
ABC's "Marvel's Agent Carter" Season Premiere Moves to January 19
Due to the scheduling of the State of the Union Address on January 12, "Marvel's Agent Carter" will return for a second season of adventure and intrigue on a new date.

[12/01/15 - 12:13 PM]
Hollywood's A-List Heads to Ovation TV for No-Holds-Barred Interview Show, "Los Angeles Times' The Envelope"
The series is hosted by Rebecca Keegan and Mark Olsen who sit down with the year's critically acclaimed directors and actors for an in-depth discussion of their awards-worthy films and the filmmaking process.

[12/01/15 - 12:10 PM]
truTV Expands Scripted Slate with Pre-Launch Renewal of "Those Who Can't," And Begins Development on Three New Scripted Projects
"Those Who Can't" centers on a trio of trouble-making high school teachers played by show creators and executive producers Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy.

[12/01/15 - 11:46 AM]
"War & Peace" Reimagined for a New Generation Premieres on Lifetime, A&E and History January 18
The epic features an award-winning cast including Paul Dano, Lily James, James Norton, Jim Broadbent, Gillian Anderson and others.

[12/01/15 - 10:49 AM]
TV One Celebrates Eddie Murphy in PBS' "18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor" Special This Friday, December 4 at 8 P.M. ET
Originally broadcast on PBS stations nationwide, the special taped at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and features star-studded appearances by leading entertainers and comedians.

[12/01/15 - 10:13 AM]
Video: Starz Releases First Look at "Outlander" Season Two
The Season Two teaser is the first release for Starz' 25 Days of #OutlanderOfferings.

[12/01/15 - 10:07 AM]
"Behind the Magic: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" to Air on ABC, Sunday, December 13
Ginnifer Goodwin narrates the one-hour special, which explores the moment where folklore met filmmaking.

[12/01/15 - 09:46 AM]
An All-New "The Biggest Loser" Returns January 4 with a New Host, Theme, Logo, Gym and Format and Eight Compelling Contestant Teams of Two
Dolvett Quince and Jen Widerstrom return to train eight contestant teams of two, all with compelling stories.

[12/01/15 - 08:35 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "The Voice," "Superstore"
The Peacock wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49 by wide margins.

[12/01/15 - 08:06 AM]
Video: Netflix Presents "A Very Murray Christmas"
In just 4 days, Bill Murray and his celebrity friends will bring joy and laughter to people all around the world with the Netflix original holiday special.

[12/01/15 - 07:41 AM]
"Bolshoi Babylon," An Unprecedented Inside Look at the Famed Russian Ballet Company in the Wake of Scandal, Debuts Dec. 21 on HBO
The film was previously slated to debut the week prior on Monday, December 14.

[12/01/15 - 07:35 AM]
Nickelodeon Presents Series Finale of Landmark "Nick News with Linda Ellerbee," Commemorating 25 Years on Air, Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 8PM (ET/PT)
Ellerbee, who has announced her retirement, will highlight some of Nick News' most poignant episodes and discussions, while presenting the story and philosophy behind the award-winning series.

[12/01/15 - 07:30 AM]
Juanes, Seth MacFarlane and Trisha Yearwood Added to Lineup for "Sinatra 100 - An All-Star Grammy Concert," Sunday, Dec. 6 on CBS
They join previously announced performers Tony Bennett, Garth Brooks, Zac Brown, Harry Connick, Jr., Celine Dion, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Adam Levine, Carrie Underwood and Usher.

[12/01/15 - 07:03 AM]
Luke Bryan, Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, and Demi Lovato to Perform in Times Square During "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016"
They join previously announced performers One Direction, who will headline the Billboard Hollywood Party in Los Angeles.

[12/01/15 - 06:51 AM]
Video: MTV Reveals Stunning Opening Title Sequence for "The Shannara Chronicles"
The show open features powerful and stunning visuals of the post-apocalyptic world of "Shannara," harmonized with artist Ruelle's haunting hit song, "Until We Go Down."