Category Archives: Talent Moves

“New Girl” Star Zooey Deschanel Ditches CAA For UTA

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Countless clients in the comedy landscape have left the agency titan for UTA in the last several months, including Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell and Sarah Silverman.

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“Child 44″ Director Daniel Espinosa Signs With WME

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He was previously repped by UTA. The director’s most current film is the thriller “Child 44″, starring Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman. Espinosa was planning on leaving UTA after the film wrapped.

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“True Grit” Star Hailee Steinfeld Signs With CAA

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The actress was previously at ICM, repped by Meredith Wechter. With the departure of Wechter, Steinfeld was recently in play, along with her other clients, including Josh Gad, Bryce Dallas Howard and “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot.

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“Big Bang Theory” Creator Chuck Lorre Signs With UTA

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Lorre is known for being one of the most successful and influential comedy series creators/producers of the last decade. The former Roseanne writer is known for his multiple Emmy award-winning hit series The Big Bang TheoryTwo And A Half Men Mom, and Mike & Molly.

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Sarah Silverman Next Star To Exit CAA For UTA

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Sarah Silverman has left CAA to sign with UTA. She is the next star to follow in the mass exodus of comedy agents and stars that has occurred over the last two months. Will Ferrell and Chris Pratt were among the high profile clients to leave CAA.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} UPDATED: Kanak Management/Paradigm Signs Hot Award-Winning “Reset” Directing Team Kryler Akerstrom

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Hot Swedish directing duo Kryler Akerstrom, made up of Marcus Kryler and Fredrik Akerstrom, have just signed with Kanak Management. UTA and Paradigm are both eager to sign the award-winning team, with the filmmakers poised to make an agency decision soon.

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Kate Beckinsale Leaves UTA to Sign With CAA

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Beckinsale joins the agency on the heels of the major exodus, leading to many stars leaving CAA. She was recently seen in the drama “The Face Of An Angel”, and is set to star in the upcoming D.J. Caruso thriller “The Disappointments Room”.

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Youtube Star Jenna Marbles Signs With CAA

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Starting off with her comedic shorts, she has gone on to host a weekly radio countdown on Sirius XM and is featured on the travelogue series Hey USA. Mourey currently has 14.9 million subscribers on her Youtube channel.

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“X-Men” Star Famke Jannsen Signs With ICM Partners

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Jannsen continues to be repped by Brookside Artist Management. She was previously repped by CAA.

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Greg Kinnear Leaves CAA To Sign With WME

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Greg Kinnear has left CAA to sign with WME. He has been signed with the agency for eighteen years, with his first project involved with CAA being the film As Good As It Gets with Jack Nicholson.

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“Dodgeball” Director Rawson Marshall Thurber Signs With WME

The “We’re The Millers” Director lands at WME after a major signing war.

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Garry Marshall Inks With ICM Partners

The television legend and “Pretty Woman” director was previously signed with CAA.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Launch Pad Alum Paul McLalin Signs With Muraviov Co.

The TB Recommends writer is the 64th Launch Pad Alum to be signed.

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Peter Sarsgaard Leaves CAA For WME

The “Jarhead” actor has switched agencies, making another talent leave from CAA.

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Horror Writer/Director Eli Roth Signs With WME

The “Hostel” director was previously repped by CAA.

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Zach Galifianakis Leaves CAA For UTA , Continuing The Major Agency Upheaval

UTA continues to upstage CAA in the major comedy blowout that started last week, with the “Hangover” star trading up agencies.

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THE EXEC SHUFFLE – THE BLOTTER RECAP (4.3.15)

A roundup of this week’s exec moves, including the major agency battle between CAA and UTA, and more!

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Melissa McCarthy Leaves CAA To Sign With UTA, 3rd Major Star To Vacate

Following Chris Pratt and Will Ferrell, McCarthy is the third major star to leave CAA, spelling trouble for the agency giant.

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*UPDATED (4/07/15)* Talent Tracker – Who’s Staying, Who’s Going, & Who Reps Who After UTA/CAA Shakeup

Every Client tracked… Who stays, who goes, who wins and who loses.

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Will Ferrell Follows Agents From CAA to UTA and Joins Chris Pratt In The Major Agency Move

“The Get Hard” star is the latest to jump from CAA to UTA in the bloodbath of moves as UTA comedy ranks continue to expand.

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“Guardians of the Galaxy” Star Chris Pratt Follows Agents To UTA In Major Agency Battle

The “Jurassic World” star has followed his agents from CAA to UTA at the start of a major upset.

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Katherine McPhee Inks With ICM

The “Smash” star was previously signed with WME.

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Lea Seydoux Inks With WME

The upcoming Bond girl was formerly signed with CAA.

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Zach Woods Inks With UTA

The “Silicon Valley” and “The Office” actor sings with UTA.

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Director Isaac Ezban Inks With Paradigm

The director of the film “The Incident” signs with Paradigm.

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Vince Vaughn Signs with WME

Vince Vaughn signs with new representation.

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Joe White Inks With WME and 3 Arts

The Brain Hack writer/director signs with major representation.

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Oscar-Winning Director Gavin Hood Inks With UTA

The “Ender’s Game” director was formally with WME.

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Omari Hardwick Signs With Paradigm

“Power” star Omari Hardwick has signed with Paradigm.

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Julie Taymor Inks With WME

The Emmy/Tony-winning Taymor was formally a longtime client of Jeff Berg.

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