Exec will report to co-partner Gabler
HOLLYWOOD — CAA has upped agent Adam Berkowitz to head of packaging for the tenpercentery’s television department.Berkowitz will manage day-to-day operations of CAA’s packaging business, while remaining an active player in all aspects of the company’s small screen activities. In his new gig, he’ll draw on the assets of the agency’s heavyweight roster of clients, including John Wells (“ER”), Phil Rosenthal (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) and Aaron Spelling (“Charmed”). Berkowitz, 39, will report to CAA co-partner and TV division topper Lee Gabler, who confirmed the Berkowitz promotion Monday. Passion for biz “Adam has an uncompromising passion for his clients and their careers, in addition to a profound expertise … in the often complex business of television,” Gabler said. “His immense knowledge, extensive relationships with networks and studios, and ability to create meaningful opportunities for our clients have earned Adam the highest regard from … his colleagues throughout the television business.” In addition to Rosenthal, Berkowitz — who came to CAA nearly 5 years ago– counts among his clients nearly a dozen who’ve created or developed series currently in production, including Rene Balcer (“Law & Order: Criminal Intent”); Mitch Hurwitz (“The Ellen Show”); Peter Tolan (“The Job”); Alan Kirschenbaum and Greg Garcia (“Yes, Dear”); John Bowman and Matt Wickline (“Cedric the Coach”); and Oliver Goldstick (“The Court.”) Among the numerous packages he’s helped put together since joining CAA: “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “The District” and “The Tick.” “It is an honor to work at CAA, with a phenomenal group of television agents who understand and inherently believe that creative writers, producers and actors are the lifeblood not only of our business, but of quality television,” Berkowitz said. Before joining CAA, Berkowitz was a veteran of the William Morris Agency. He began his agent career working summers and holiday breaks at the tenpercentery’s Gotham office. Berkowitz landed a full-time gig in WMA’s famed mailroom, splitting his time between the agency and night classes at Fordham Law School. He passed the New York bar in 1989, but continued his agenting career. In 1995, Berkowitz relocated to Los Angeles. He joined CAA in 1997.