NEW YORK — George Lane stunned Broadway when word leaked out in early March that William Morris’ senior VP was ankling the agency to go to Creative Artists. Nearly as seismic were the followup reports that Lane would not be traveling west, but rather staying put on legit turf to open CAA’s first Gotham office.
The big question remained: Which clients would he be taking to CAA?
The answer, finally, is a lot.
With Lane and fellow agent Michael Cardonick now ensconced in the agency’s Gotham digs, the CAA roster grows to include several newly signed directors: Robert Falls (“Long Day’s Journey Into Night”), Michael Mayer (“Thoroughly Modern Millie”), Matthew Warchus (“Life (x) 3”), Jonathan Kent (“Man of La Mancha”), Lonny Price (“Urban Cowboy,” “‘Master Harold’ … and the Boys”), Scott Ellis (“The Look of Love”) and Laurence Boswell (“A Day in the Death of Joe Egg”).
Other longtime Lane clients who have signed on with Creative Artists include directors Dan Sullivan, James Lapine, Mark Lamos, Emily Mann, Kathleen Marshall, Sean Mathias, Jo Bonney and David Lee. New to CAA is “The Boy From Oz” helmer Phil McKinley.
Scribes make migration
CAA’s newly signed scribes include Kenneth Lonergan (“This Is Our Youth”), Warren Leight (“Side Man”), Eric Bogosian (“Suburbia”), Richard Greenberg (“Take Me Out”), Keith Bunin (“The Credeaux Canvas”), Chris Burns (“My Mother’s a Baby Boy”), Eve Ensler (“The Vagina Monologues”), Melissa Gibson (“sic”), Rebecca Gilman (“Spinning Into Butter”), Wendy Kesselman (“My Sister in This House”), Mark Saltzman (“The Red Sneakers”), Martin Sherman (“The Boy From Oz”), Nicky Silver (“Raised in Captivity”) and Erin Cressida Wilson (“Secretary”).
With its New York office, CAA adds Jon Robin Baitz, John Patrick Shanley and Peter Hedges as legit clients; the agency continues to rep them in film and television.