Joel ankles UTA for CAA

Brandt Joel, a talent agent at United Talent Agency for the past six years, has departed the tenpercentery for CAA, bringing with him clients such as Ewan McGregor (“Trainspotting”) and Neve Campbell (“Scream”).

Joel is scheduled to start at the tenpercentery today. Other clients who will come with him include Natascha McElhone (“Surviving Picasso”), Dominic West (“True Blue”), Saffron Burrows (“Nevada”) and Penelope Cruz (“Belle Epoque”) .

He departure had been expected. (Daily Variety, April 23). Joel had told agency partners he wanted to leave, but the tenpercentery would not let him out of his contract, which was set to expire in December. But issues over his departure now have been resolved, according to insiders at UTA.

“We are very excited about his joining the company, he is a fantastic agent and he will be a great addition to our company,” said Kevin Huvane, managing director and head of the talent department at CAA.

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