In the liner notes for his new album, Steve Martin recounts a conversation with his agent in which, “as a warning, he said, ‘Remember, Steve, you’re selling something no one wants.’ He meant CDs, but I also heard it as ‘music from a 70-year-old comedian.’” Well, sure, if they want to put it that way. Beyond little things like the death of physical media, ageism, and aversion to actors crossing over to other disciplines, there’s also the nearly global disinterest...
Steven Lafferty heads up Creative Artist Agency’s television department while personally representing clients that include Bill Maher, David Letterman, and Tony Danza. His department also represents creators, producers, and actors from hit shows like “Empire,” “The Walking Dead,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Good Wife,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “American Idol,” “CSI,” “House of Cards,” “Black-ish,” “New Girl,” “Veep,” and “American Horror Story.”
Television has always come naturally to Lafferty whose father, Perry Lafferty, was a network executive and television producer responsible for bringing classics like “All in the Family,” “M*A*S*H,” and “The Mary Tyler Moor Show” to small screens nationwide.
Before joining CAA in 1990, Lafferty worked at literary and talent agency Triad where he was Executive Vice President. He also worked at Viacom for seven years, where he served as Vice President of Business Affairs at Showtime Entertainment in addition to other management positions at Viacom-owned companies including The Movie Channel, and Viacom Productions. Lafferty graduated from Whittier Law School in 1978. While attending law school, Lafferty worked full time at MTM Enterprises as a business affairs executive. He spent his undergrad at University of California, Santa Barbara where he graduated with a degree in psychology and philosophy in 1975.