Several inside sources, who include Peter Propertyseller and Miss Beverly Boulevard, have sent covert communiques to let us know that CAA's managing partner and uber agent Kevin Huvane has quietly engaged the services of Edward Fitz, a partner at The Agency, to surreptitiously shop his plummy Beverly Hills estate, with a traffic-stopping $50 million-ish price tag. Acquired by the high-powered agent in 2003 for an undisclosed amount, the roughly 10,000-square-foot, many gabled and half-timbered Tudor mansion was originally designed by Playboy...
A managing partner since 1995, Huvane’s long list of clients includes Julianne Moore, Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman, Viola Davis, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Vin Diesel and Jessica Lange. In the mid-2000s, Huvane steered one of his biggest clients, Tom Cruise, through a slew of PR blunders for the actor that included a very public feud with former Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone, who owned Paramount Pictures, where Cruise called home for several decades. Huvane quickly helped recharge Cruise’s career.
Huvane also played a major role in keeping on some of the agency’ biggest comedic talents after talent agent Jason Heyman and several agents left CAA for UTA. While stars like Will Ferrell and Chris Pratt left for UTA, Huvane, along with a handful of other agents, were able to make sure top talent such as Melissa McCarthy stayed with the agency for years to come.
Like his fellow partners Richard Lovett and Bryan Lourd, Huvane played a key part in bringing on private equity firm TPG, which at the time was a major move for an talent agency leading to other top agencies like WME and UTA making similar moves in the years to come. TPG has since acquired a 53% majority stake in the agency in 2015. He was also instrumental in a 2017 deal that gave CMC Capital Partners a minority stake in CAA, paving the path to the formation of CAA China.
Off the agency field, Huvane is a indefatigable champion for the high-school dropout-prevention organization Communities In Schools, which he raised $800,000 for in April 2017. He has also taken the time to serve as a mentor himself.