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CAA has hired Danielle Shebby as an agent in the motion picture talent department, reuniting her with former colleague Dana Harris, who moved from WME to CAA in April.
Shebby began her career at WME in 2010 and was promoted to agent in 2013. At WME, she had a client list including “Hidden Figures” and “Moonlight” star Janelle Monáe, “Boardwalk Empire’s” Steve Buscemi, “It’s” Bill Skarsgård, “Lady Macbeth’s” Florence Pugh, “Asassination Nation’s” Odessa Young, “Power Rangers'” Naomi Scott, “Apostle’s” Kristine Froseth, “It Comes at Night’s” Kelvin Harrison Jr., “Hello Destroyer’s” Jared Abrahamson, “Iron Fist’s” Jessica Henwick, “Million Dollar Baby’s” Hilary Swank, “It Follows'” Maika Monroe and others.
CAA went on a promotion spree in March, upping 22 trainees to agent and awarded a few executive titles in the process. Last week, the agency held its first annual CAA Amplify summit at the Montage Laguna Beach, where luminaries including Ava DuVernay, JJ Abrams, Lupita Nyong’o, DeRay Mckesson and Kerry Washington discussed how to accelerate the growth, value, and visibility of diversity in business. And Wednesday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared at the agency’s Century City headquarters for a spirited discussion on climate change moderated by CAA Foundation co-director Rachel Kropa.