Tyro helmer Samples inks at CAA

Keith Samples, who exited his post as CEO of Rysher Entertainment last month to concentrate on directing (Daily Variety, May 27), has signed with Creative Artists Agency. He will now be repped by Fred Specktor, John Ptak, Emanuel Nunez and Justin Connolly. Samples’ feature film directing debut, “A Smile Like Yours,” bows from Paramount Pictures Aug. 15.

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