UTA Tries To Reframe Packaging Dispute Narrative With Data Ahead Of WGA Vote

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With a week to go before WGA members begin voting on a new code of conduct that act as a fatal silver bullet through the heart of the agencies’ lucrative packaging plans, UTA tried to strap on a new Kevlar vest of data Wednesday.
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TPG Puts Bill McGlashan On Leave Amid College Bribery Scandal

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Bill McGlashan, the founder and managing partner of TPG Growth which is majority owner of CAA and helped launch STX Entertainment among other Hollywood entities, has been put on administrative leave by parent company TPG after he was among 46 people in…

CAA Promotes 21 Trainees to Agent and Executive Ranks

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Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has promoted 21 trainees to agent/executive, the company announced on Friday.

The promotions were made during the company’s annual retreat.

Barry Buren, Carly Fromm, Nikki Goldfarb, Ilana Goren, Jacob Schiff, and Jiah Shin have been promoted to Agents in CAA’s Television division. Based in CAA’s Los Angeles office, Goren, Schiff, and Shin will serve in Scripted Television, with Buren in Television Talent. Fromm and Goldfarb are in the Alternative Television department, with Fromm operating out of the New York office, and Goldfarb in Los Angeles.

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Five trainees have been elevated to Agent in CAA’s Touring division, which in 2018 represented nearly 40% of the Top 100 music and comedy tours in North America. Akin Aliu and Lizzie Holdforth have been promoted to Agents in Music Touring, with Aliu based in Los Angeles, and Holdforth in London. Olivia Farrell and Guy Howes have been promoted to Agents in the Music Brand Partnerships department. Farrell will continue to operate from the New York office, with Howes based in London. Ethan Kurtzman has been promoted to Agent in Comedy Touring, and will be based in New York.

Layne Murrow and Harrison Waterstreet are now Agents in CAA’s Motion Pictures Talent department, while Natan Bogin has been elevated to Agent in CAA’s Media Finance department, specializing in the packaging, financing, and distribution of content across a variety of formats.

Berni Barta has been promoted to Agent in CAA’s Books department, focusing on book-to-film/television and publishing activities.

Barta, Bogin, Murrow, and Waterstreet are all based in Los Angeles.

New York-based Maddi Mobley has been promoted to Executive in CAA Brand Consulting, comprised of 230 employees in the U.S., London, Germany, and China, who are advising, managing, and activating on more than $3 billion in sponsorship rights deals for blue-chip global clients. Alexandra Wakefield has been elevated to Executive in CAA Sports’ Golf Consulting group and will continue to operate from the Agency’s Jacksonville, Florida, office.

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Sam Rose have been elevated to Agents in CAA Sports’ Basketball department, which represents 75 All-Star and emerging NBA players, including 42 first-round Draft selections, 50 All-Star player appearances, and 36 All-NBA selections. He continues to be based in the New York office. Additionally, Cavan Walsh has been elevated to Agent in CAA’s Sports’ Coaches department and is based in the Chicago office.

Kip Ludwig is now an Agent in CAA’s Speakers department and is based in New York, Scott Zanghellini is now an Agent in Commercial Endorsements, based in Los Angeles.

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Uber-Agencies Ramp Up Outreach Campaign With Writer Clients Amid WGA & ATA Clash

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As the war of words between the Writers Guild of America and the Association of Talent Agencies becomes increasingly harsher, the uber-agencies are trying paint a bigger picture with their scribe clients.
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WGA’s Threat To Order Members To Quit Their Agents Would Have Far-Reaching Effects

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Some of the biggest names in Hollywood soon will be scrambling to find new agents if the WGA doesn’t get what it wants at the bargaining table: an end to packaging deals. And if WGA members heed the WGA’s call to abandon their agents en masse on April …

Channing Tatum & His Production Company Free Association Sign With CAA

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EXCLUSIVE: Sources have informed Deadline that Channing Tatum, his production company Free Association and its principals Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan are signing with CAA for representation in all areas. Writer-producer-director Carolin has also sig…

Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Trial Of The Chicago 7’ Secures Key Deals For Rocket Science At The EFM, Production Fast-Tracked

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EXCLUSIVE: Following a strong response from buyers, Aaron Sorkin’s starry drama The Trial Of The Chicago 7 is now being fast-tracked for an early summer start after pre-production was put on pause last December.
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