SHOCKER! Ex-CAA Vet Agent Rand Holston Hired By Paradigm

By | Tuesday December 6, 2011 @ 11:36am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Paradigm has landed Rand Holston, the 28-year CAA veteran agent who exited that agency late last month. Holston will bolster the motion picture lit and financing departments and gives Sam Gores’ agency a well established dealmaker who played on a high level as a film agent at CAA. For Paradigm’s motion picture business, Holston is the highest-profile addition since Paradigm got close in courting the late Ed Limato when he left ICM, only to see that iconic dealmaker choose WME as a landing place for himself and his star clients.

At CAA, Holston had a strong list of writer and director clients, and the immediate question will be who stays and who goes. That list includes Stephen King, Rob Reiner, Wolfgang Petersen, Robert Towne, John Moore, Marshall Herskovitz, Jordan Kerner, Ed Zwick, Jim Ivory, Bruce Robinson and Jon Avnet. There will be a chase for those clients, and Holston’s impact will be partly measured by which ones stay with him. But he will also put Paradigm in the conversation for signings and business they might not otherwise have had a shot at in the past. Read More »

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Trio Of Agents Leaving CAA

By | Wednesday November 30, 2011 @ 3:20pm PST
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: CAA agents Mike Nilon, Jessica Matthews and Shari Smiley are leaving the agency. Nilon is in the feature talent department, Matthews is feature lit, and Smiley was part of the book department. They follow by days the exit of … Read More »

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Longtime CAA Agent Rand Holston Leaving

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Rand Holston is leaving CAA, the talent agency where he spent the last 28 years. I’m hearing this might be one of several exits to take place over the next three weeks. The agency confirmed that Holston is leaving. … Read More »

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