BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 12 LAWFUEL – US Law News — Duane “Dog” Chapman and his wife, Beth, from A&E’s No.1 rated television show, “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” have signed with managerial powerhouse The Firm for exclusive representation in all areas.
The Firm will coordinate all aspects of the Chapmans’ business life
including speaking engagements, television programming, publishing,
merchandising and feature films.
The Chapman clan, whose third season is currently airing on A&E, is now filming episodes for season four. The show, a tremendous hit for A&E,
reached new heights with the airing of its recent 2-hour wedding special,
landing at No. 1 for all cable programming on its air date and beating
traditional network programming as well.
The Firm signed the duo last week. Alan Nevins, who will lead The Firm team, was awakened by his new client informing him that Dog and two other members from the show had been arrested by U.S. Marshalls in relation to
Dog’s capture of Max Factor heir and Most Wanted list rapist Andrew Luster in Mexico in 2003.
The Firm and A&E coordinated efforts for a news special detailing the
history of the Andrew Luster case and the extradition that Mexico was
requesting of the Chapman team. The special, “The Family Speaks,” also hit a high note in ratings for the Chapmans and A&E last week with
approximately 4.5 million viewers — with subsequent airings of the special also breaking records for the network.
Beth and Dog, from their home in Hawaii stated, “The family business
has now outgrown the family. The Dog brand has increased drastically in the last year and it has become impossible to handle the amount of requests we receive on a daily basis. The Chapmans now graciously extend our Ohana to include The Firm.”
The Firm is the largest talent management company in the business
representing such artists as Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Kelly
Clarkson, Snoop Dogg, Korn and many others.