CAA Signs ‘The Right Stuff’ Writer-Director Phil Kaufman

CAA has signed Phillip Kaufman, director of “The Right Stuff” and co-screenwriter of “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” for representation.

He comes to CAA from ICM Partners. Kaufman directed “Quills,” “Henry & June,” “The Wanderers” and the 1978 “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” He was nominated for an Oscar for co-writing “The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” which he also helmed, starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Juliette Binoche.

Other directing credits include “Rising Sun” starring Sean Connery and Wesley Snipes and TV movie “Hemingway & Gellhorn” starring Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman.

He continues to be represented by attorney Barry Hircsh of Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof and Fishman.

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