CAA's Bryan Lourd and restaurateur Bruce Bozzi are hosting Hillary Clinton at their home on May 23 for a fundraiser.It is the latest of a series of events the Clinton campaign is hosting this month as it courts Hollywood donors.Anna Wintour will co-host the event, which is priced at $2,700 per person. Those who raise $10,000 will also get a photo with Clinton.On Thursday, the campaign is holding a conversation with campaign manager Robby Mook and chief digital and technology strategist Teddy...
In keeping with traditional agent protocol, Bryan Lourd assiduously maintains a low profile in Hollywood. But those in the know are well aware of how huge a role he plays behind the scenes.
Joining CAA’s leadership group in 1995, Lourd has not only help turn actors like Brad Pitt and George Clooney into movie stars but also played a part in the major expansion of the agency over the past two decades. Lourd continues to rep some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. His list of clients also includes Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Alejandro Inarritu, Darren Aronofsky and Spike Jonze.
Lourd, along with his other members of the leadership group, have taken strides in recent years to expand CAA with deals like its partnership with equity firm TPG, which now owns a 53% majority stake in the agency, as well as its move into the world of sports representation with the CAA Sports division. He will also be able to open new opportunities for his elite clientele via CAA China, a new joint venture with CMC Capital Partners in the region.
Lourd has also been a part of two the biggest talent signings in the past decade, bringing over movie Johnny Depp to the agency after the A-lister had spent most of his career at UTA. The other high-profile signing was landing Ryan Gosling, who for the better part of his career had never been represented by one of the major agencies and had spent the last couple years with no agent altogether. Most recently he coaxed David Letterman out of retirement for a six-episode series on Netflix.