In the past five years, the role of the agent, and the business of running a sizable agency, has been buffeted by monumental changes, spurred by seismic shifts in the broader entertainment landscape.
When CAA Sports and Roc Nation, the entertainment shingle founded by rapper-entrepreneur Jay-Z, announced April 2 they were partnering to create athlete management firm Roc Nation Sports, the…
Universal Music Group has entered a multi-year, worldwide partnership with Jay-Z's company Roc Nation, under which the firm's eponymous label will operate as a standalone unit within UMG.
Innovative Artists has signed “Shahs of Sunset” star Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi (pictured above). The Bravo show recently wrapped and was renewed for a second season. * * * Michael Gallagher has…
Having already built a strong brand and business model in the music world, Roc Nation is launching Roc Nation Sports and will co-partner with CAA to represent athletes. Founded by Shawn “Jay-Z”…
Film and TV agent Robert Bookman has joined Paradigm. Bookman comes to Paradigm from CAA, where he had been for more than 20 years, and during his time there was involved and associated with such…
Richard Robbins revealed at the March 7 preem of his doc “Girl Rising” that he's not just an accomplished world traveler. He's also an accomplished world shopper. The helmer traveled to countries…
Because many new hotels are opening in Downtown San Diego, existing properties are feeling pressure to come up with new ways to attract guests. So the Andaz is raising a glass to celebrity…
Bob Brunner, a writer-producer who worked in both film and TV, often for Garry Marshall, died Oct. 28 from a heart attack near his home in Northridge, Calif. He was 78.
Mitt Romney's vow to cut federal funding for PBS at last night's debate --- even as he said he "loved" Big Bird and liked debate moderator Jim Lehrer --- has triggered a rebuke from public…
The Writers Guild of America West board of directors has named Dan Wilcox to replace Michael Mahern, who resigned his position.
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