Veteran agent Jane Sindell is leaving Creative Artists Agency, where she has worked for the past 11 years.
“This was a very hard decision to make, but I felt that after being in the agency business for over 20 years, it was time for a change,” said Sindell, who was at her office Sunday informing clients of her decision. “It has been a privilege to work with the talented artists that I have represented over the years. While I’m going to miss them and my associates tremendously, it seems like this is a good time to take a break and see what the future brings.”
Sindell will leave at the end of the year, after transitioning her clients to other agents at the tenpercentery. She says she will not immediately segue to a new position, but intends to take some time off before deciding what she might do next.
During her tenure at CAA, Sindell’s clients included actor Billy Crystal, director Michael Apted (“Extreme Measures”) and writers Wendy Wasserstein (“Object of My Affection”), Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel (“Multiplicity”), Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump”), Michael Blake (“Dances With Wolves”) and Gary Ross (“Dave”).
She also previously repped Paul Newman and director/producer Barry Levinson.
Sindell began her career in the TV department of the William Morris Agency 20 years ago and later ran the feature lit department at ICM before joining CAA in 1986. One of the industry’s more respected reps and one of CAA’s most senior female agents, Sindell also had run CAA’s motion picture lit department for the past six years.