Risa Gertner
Max S. Gerber



Co-Head, Motion Picture Group

A fixture at CAA for a quarter of a century, Gertner handles a stellar list of writers, directors and producers that includes Oscar winners Ron Howard and Barry Jenkins. In recent months, she has closed deals for “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris to make his directorial debut with an untitled Netflix movie he co-wrote with Jonah Hill; Tony Gilroy to be showrunner and executive producer of an untitled Disney+ spinoff series of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”; and a straight-to-series order from Peacock for a live-action TV adaptation of client Seth MacFarlane’s “Ted” films. She also reps prolific writer-producer Simon Kinberg, who helmed the upcoming female-fronted action movie “The 355” and wrote and executive produced the Apple TV+ sci-fi series “Invasion.”


  • CAA
  • UTA

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2021 Variety500 Honoree
  • Women's Impact
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Risa Gertner, Sherrie Sage Schwartz Join CAA's Management Committee

Risa Gertner, Sherrie Sage Schwartz Join CAA's Management Committee

Risa Gertner, co-head of CAA's motion picture literary department, and Sherrie Sage Schwartz, the agency's global chief human resources officer, have joined CAA's management committee.The agency has also created a pair of operational groups, called finance and people & culture, to advise and propose initiatives to the agency's management committee."We are thrilled to welcome Sherrie and Risa to the management team, and are enormously excited about their important contributions in this new role," said CAA President Richard Lovett. "Risa is...


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