Maha Dakhil
Courtesy of CAA
United States



Co-Head, Motion Picture & International Film Groups

Steering CAA’s motion picture and international film divisions, Dakhil has a diverse client list, most notably Gina Prince-Bythewood, whom she locked to helm “The Woman King,” a historical epic about female African warriors that debuted at No. 1 at the box office in September. She has guided Reese Witherspoon in building out her female-focused multiplatform prodco Hello Sunshine (“Where the Crawdads Sing” and Emmy-winning Apple TV+ series “The Morning Show”), which opened an unscripted division in London in August. Clients include Tom Cruise, Mindy Kaling, Madonna, Lena Dunham, Ava DuVernay, Sam Mendes, Natalie Portman, Yorgos Lanthimos, Olivia Wilde, Aaron Sorkin, Denis Villeneuve, Steve McQueen, Lenny Abrahamson, Danny Strong and Anne Hathaway. She recently signed Higher Ground, Michelle and former President Barack Obama’s prodco.


  • CAA


  • University of California–Los Angeles (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • Women's Impact
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