Indie maven Waters to be repped by CAA

John Waters, one of Hollywood’s most flamboyant indie filmmakers, has signed with Creative Artists Agency.

The director, who began his career in the early ’60s directing 8mm shorts and linking with longtime collaborator Divine, made his feature debut as director, writer, producer, cinematographer and editor on “Mondo Trasho.” His subsequent early credits include “Multiple Maniacs,” “Pink Flamingos” — which was accepted into the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art — and the New Line release “Polyester.”

Since then, he has slowly immigrated to the mainstream, directing such films as “Hairspray,” with Ricki Lake and Divine; “Cry Baby,” with Johnny Depp; and “Serial Mom,” starring Kathleen Turner and Sam Waterston.

Lending character to ‘The Simpsons’

Waters earlier this year lent his voice to a character on the Fox animated TV series “The Simpsons.”

The helmer’s next film is “Pecker” — a tale of a Baltimore sandwich shop worker who somehow becomes the star of the art world — for Fine Line.

At CAA, Waters will be repped by Rick Kurtzman, Ken Stovitz and Scott Landis.

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