As I reported back on March 20th, Emmy Rossum left CAA. She took meetings with several top agencies and has now signed with ICM.
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LOL – suckers…
Signs that you’re not a recognizable talent: When someone needs to look you up on Wikipedia to see who the hell you are.
Best of luck to them, in dealing with her and her over-involved puppeteering mother. Poor souls don’t know what they have coming…
Good luck with that.
Her manager is one of the best talent reps in the business, and from what I have heard the mom-ager has been basically removed from the day to day equation. So I would not write her off.
Could such uniformly snarky comments be the transparent sour grapes from the foot soldiers from her fired agency?
Far from B Actor and… yeah, wont even dignify the second claim with a response.
Why bother? About five years ago when Rossum was getting work, this would have been a wise idea. At this point, after she disappeared for years to work on an “album”, it’s a complete waste of time. Every role she wouldn’t have been offered goes right to Anne Hathaway nowadays.
What most don’t know is that CAA and her former manager actually FIRED HER!
She’s a low rent actress, drama queen and not worth the cost of phone calls, but I’m sure ICM promised her everything that she won’t be able to get.
Yikes, looks as if angry CAA agents are posting slams.
Step 1: Switch agencies.
Step 2: Change name.
who cares? dragonball z? that’s a winner…
She’s a cute girl and a decent actress, but she doesn’t have much in regards to her cinematic career, so this really isn’t a loss for them.
People – dont be such douchebags about her. She’s a decent actress and she was pretty great in DARE so if it gets any traction, maybe her career will be helped? Meanwhile, leave the girl drama alone!
If you’ve seen the movie, then you know her career is over. What a P.O.S.!
CAA has a way of burying certain clients careers.
Fact is, if you try to rep everyone in town, someone you’re representing is getting the short end of the stick.
As poster Dorothy said ” Every role she wouldn’t have been offered goes right to Anne Hathaway nowadays.”
Perhaps the right word would be DIVERTED to Anne Hathaway! They both are (or in Emmy’s case were) CAA clients.
A case could be made that as of 2004, they were every bit equal in stature, but someone (suspicion on CAA) drove Emmys career in the ground.
Its hard to imagine Emmy getting anywhere near the attention at CAA as she will at ICM, and frankly, that’s why her career has suffered.
Clearly CAA is the biggest agency (and in some ways that automatically confers best status), but talent has to be careful who they are behind on the agency’s priority list. With so many stars at one place, CAA often seems like the Neverending Woods where careers get lost and pass up for years only to reemerge once they find their way back to ICM, Endeavor, WMA, (or if they really fall apart, Gersh.)
ICM has been doing a respectable job in developing and resurrecting young careers recently.
I think its a great match for both – the real test will be to see what happens in the months and years ahead.
Oh RHH, so naive. You really, REELEE don’t know what you are talking about in this case. Emmy and her crazy mom ruined her career. Maybe she has changed, maybe not. But her recent manager also fired her. I think it’s nice that you are defending a new client and I hope it works out. However, I think this is actually the only case where CAA is not to blame.
May the force be with you…
emmy rossum is a good actress and will succeed at whatever she does.
Saw DARE at Sundance and it was the best high school movie I’ve seen in years. And Emmy blew me away. Have to admit, I was not a fan of hers before, but she was pretty damn good and quite sexy.
Hope it gets a life out there. It rocks.
The real issue here is what do you yourself want, Emmy. You have
wonderful gifts. You have a MIND. You have refined cultural tastes from your upbringing in NYC. You have a deep and savvy boyfriend. It’s clear that someone’s at home here. And yet, for the past several years, we see you as a moving mannequin, a celebrity from being a celebrity. Earned by absolutely no serious work, and some really icky mediocrities. Appearing on the red carpets of second tier events or the white carpets of timid, uncontroversial charities. With really nothing to say — as anyone can see by your Twitter page, with largely airhead entries, rarely
an idea. So who do you want to me, Emmy Rossum? Cause the journey down the carpet you’ve been strolling recently is a dead
end … and in 15-20 years you’ll be wondering what happened? where’s my mind … what did I stand for … what gifts did I neglect … what pose after pose after pase after pose left me,
and many others who were drawn to my authenticity, sighing, shrugging, forgetting
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