Risa Gertner
Max S. Gerber



Co-Head, Motion Picture Group

Given that Gertner sits on CAA’s management committee and co-runs the company’s newly formed motion picture group, her clients typically dominate at the box office as well as in awards season. She works closely with the agency’s chief financial officer to execute on business initiatives and help power the agency’s drive for innovation to maximize commercial and creative opportunities for clients Aside from her leadership role in the firm, she represents high-profile filmmakers involved in successful franchises, including Academy Award winner Ron Howard, who directed the upcoming “Hillbilly Ellegy” for Netflix. Since joining the agency in 1996, she has forged a new paradigm of deal structuring, often securing theretofore unprecedented studio agreements.


  • CAA
  • UTA

Variety Honors

  • 2018 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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