Selena Gomez Leaves CAA; Signs With WME, Brillstein

By | Thursday April 17, 2014 @ 4:33pm PDT

Selena Gomez WMEFormer Disney star and recording artist Selena Gomez has exited as a client of CAA and has signed with WME. The 21-year-old singer and ex-Wizards of Waverly Place actress has also signed with … Read More »

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CAA Ups Eight From Trainee Program

By | Monday April 7, 2014 @ 9:00am PDT

CAAlogo_rCAA has promoted eight members of its its trainee program to agent or executive status, boosting the ranks in four cities. In Los Angeles, Jordan Harnsberger has been promoted to executive in CAA’s Sports department, Carey Schwartz has been promoted to executive … Read More »

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China Superstar Donnie Yen Signs With CAA, Closes Deal For ‘Crouching Tiger: Hidden Dragon II’

Mike Fleming

yendonnieEXCLUSIVE: China’s top action star Donnie Yen has signed with CAA, and his new reps just closed his deal to star in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II: The Green Destiny, which Woo-ping Yuen is directing from a John … Read More »

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CAA Signs ‘Fanboy’ Scribe Ernest Cline

By | Wednesday April 2, 2014 @ 9:15am PDT
Mike Fleming

ernieEXCLUSIVE: Ernest Cline, the scribe behind the Black List script Fanboys and author of the bestselling cult novel Ready Player One, has signed with CAA.

Cline broke in with Fanboys, which reflected his own obsession with Star Wars. He became branded in geek lore by following with the futuristic Ready Player One, whose premise was reflected in the deal Facebook made buying virtual reality company Oculus for $2 billion. In the novel, most of the world escapes the real world on a daily basis by logging into the Oasis, a globally networked and fully immersive virtual utopia. Once they put on the virtual reality goggles and gloves, users lead idyllic lives. It changes society, to the point where many abandon the real world. Warner Brothers acquired the screen rights to Ready Player One, with Donald De Line and Dan Farah producing.
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Paradigm Lit Agent Trevor Astbury Joins Ida Ziniti At CAA

By | Wednesday March 19, 2014 @ 9:38am PDT

CAAlogo_rWe had heard this was happening when we broke last week that Paradigm lit agent Ida Ziniti was leaving for CAA. Now fellow Paradigm lit agent Trevor Astbury is joining her in CAA‘s Motion Picture Literary group, … Read More »

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CAA Signs Top Latino Filmmaker/Actor Eugenio Derbez

By | Friday March 14, 2014 @ 7:15pm PDT

DERBEZ_EUGENIOCreative Artists Agency has signed Eugenio Derbez, one of the top Latino filmmakers/actors in the business and certainly one of the most recognizable Latino actors in the world. Derbez is the creator and star of one of Mexico’s most popular sitcoms … Read More »

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WME Hires Stuart Manashil Away From CAA; Move Puts Many Clients In Play

By | Thursday March 13, 2014 @ 2:57pm PDT
Mike Fleming

manashil__140313215501-275x356EXCLUSIVE: Stuart Manashil has just joined WME as a literary agent in the Motion Picture Department. Manashil spent the last 6 1/2 years at CAA and before that spent six years at UTA. Now, the question is which … Read More »

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CAA Signs ‘Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet

By | Tuesday March 11, 2014 @ 4:01pm PDT
Mike Fleming

ERICSTONESTREETHIGHRESEXCLUSIVE: CAA has signed Eric Stonestreet, who after winning two Emmy Awards playing Cam Tucker in ABC’s Modern Family, is looking to branch into features. Stonestreet, who had been at ICM Partners, has already started that process. He has … Read More »

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More Agency Moves As Ida Ziniti Heads From Paradigm To CAA

By | Monday March 10, 2014 @ 3:05pm PDT
Mike Fleming

CAAlogo__130122042930-200x100EXCLUSIVE: While Paradigm is in the process of importing ex-CAA agents Adam Kanter and Martin Spencer from Resolution, I’m told that CAA is adding sharp lit agent Ida Ziniti from Paradigm. This is all just happening, and I’m … Read More »

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CAA Signs Taylor Kitsch

By | Thursday March 6, 2014 @ 10:13am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: CAA has signed actor Taylor Kitsch. Here’s the guy whoriggins – after playing one of the great recent TV characters in fullback Tim Riggins on Friday Night Lights and then a small but showy role as Gambit in X-Men Read More »

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CAA Signs Disney Channel ‘Shake It Up’ Star Zendaya

By | Thursday March 6, 2014 @ 8:48am PST
Mike Fleming

ZENDAYA_SHOT_06_141_v02EXCLUSIVE: CAA has signed actress, recording artist and author Zendaya, whose single “Replay” recently went platinum. She was star of the Disney Channel series Shake It Up and next toplines the Disney Channel original telepic Zapped. She just wrapped … Read More »

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CAA Signs Aziz Ansari

By | Tuesday March 4, 2014 @ 9:00am PST
Mike Fleming

azizCAA has signed actor, writer, and comedian Aziz Ansari, who co-stars in NBC’s Parks And Recreation. The actor, who had been at UTA, just opened his third Netflix hourlong stand-up special Buried Alive, and resumes touring next month. … Read More »

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CAA Signs ‘Land Ho!’ Filmmaker Aaron Katz

By | Friday February 28, 2014 @ 7:22pm PST
Mike Fleming

Aaron Katz, who co-wrote and co-directed the road trip comedy Land Ho! "Land Ho!" Portraits - 2014 Sundance Film Festivalwith Martha Stephens that premiered at Sundance this year, has inked with CAA. Sony Pictures Classics picked up the Read More »

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Lucy Punch Signs With CAA

By | Thursday February 27, 2014 @ 6:06pm PST

Lucy PunchEXCLUSIVE: The Londoner who starred opposite Cameron Diaz in Bad Teacher has inked with CAA. Lucy Punch, who starred on the 2012-13 Fox comedy Ben And Kate, next appears in the upcoming musical Into The Woods, with Johnny … Read More »

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AMC Rejects “Baseless” ‘Walking Dead’ Lawsuit From Frank Darabont & CAA

By | Thursday February 20, 2014 @ 3:27pm PST

AMC Frank Darabont LawsuitMore than two months since original The Walking Dead showrunner Frank Darabont and CAA sued AMC, over unpaid fees and other claims, the cable station has finally replied. In a dry point-by-point 10-page retort filed today in the … Read More »

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CAA Signs Belgian Helmer Felix Van Groeningen

By | Friday February 7, 2014 @ 9:16am PST
Mike Fleming

VAN_GROENINGEN_FELIXEXCLUSIVE: Belgian director Felix van Groeningen has signed with CAA, and also Management 360 and attorney Alan Wertheimer. van Groeningen co-wrote and directed The Broken Circle Breakdown, which was recently nominated for a Best Foreign Film Cesar Award … Read More »

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CAA Inks ‘Hunger Games’ Josh Hutcherson

By | Thursday February 6, 2014 @ 12:08pm PST
Mike Fleming

hutcheEXCLUSIVE: Josh Hutcherson, who has starred in The Hunger Games and Journey To The Center Of The Earth franchises, has signed with CAA. He has been in play since recently leaving ICM, the agency that repped the young … Read More »

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CAA Signs Curtis Stone

By | Thursday January 30, 2014 @ 4:00pm PST

curtisstoneCelebrity chef Curtis Stone has signed with CAA. The host of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, Stone has programming partnerships with Bravo, and ABC’s The Chew through his company Stone’s Food. He’s also set to open his new restaurant Maude in Beverly Hills … Read More »

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CAA Signs ‘Castle’ Star Nathan Fillion

By | Friday January 24, 2014 @ 3:43pm PST
Mike Fleming

FILLION_NATHANEXCLUSIVE: CAA has signed Nathan Fillion, who is now into the sixth season of headlining the hit ABC series Castle. He’s won two People’s Choice awards for his role as Richard Castle. Fillion, who previously starred in Joss Whedon’s Firefly, also … Read More »

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