(Hollywood Reporter) – PEG & EPRT Merger represents everyone from Boy George and Culture Club to the stars of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race.’
Their Merger will create “the most diverse talent management, branding, recording and touring roster in LGBT entertainment.”
Two talent agencies specializing in LGBT entertainers — and particularly emerging talent from the drag world — are merging to become a powerhouse firm representing the best in the world of dance music, gender-bending and other aspects of gay culture.
Producer Entertainment Group (PEG) — the client list of which includes such RuPaul’s Drag Race royalty as Bob the Drag Queen, Alaska 5000, Sharon Needles and Michelle Visage — will combine staffing, talent and other resources with Executive PR and Talent (EPRT), which represents major music artists like Boy George and Culture Club, Joan Jett and LeAnn Rimes.
In addition, EPRT reps its own stable of drag stars like Courtney Act, Roxxxy Andrews and Derrick Barry. On the speaking and hosting circuit, EPRT reps names like Lance Bass, Laverne Cox and Ross Matthews.
“Michael Benedetti, the founder of EPRT, has created the strongest LGBT talent agency outside our own,” PEG founder David Charpentier said in a statement. “Our merger will create the most diverse talent management, branding, recording and touring roster in LGBT entertainment.”
Both companies will continue to operate under their respective banners, for the time being, collaborating on projects and sharing resources. Artists will continue to work directly with their current managers, though staffing will be shared across both companies’ offices in Los Angeles, New York and New Orleans.
New clients will be jointly signed by the companies and will pull resources for their client lists.