Risa Gertner
Max S. Gerber



Co-Head, Motion Picture Group

As a member of Creative Artists Agency’s management committee and co-head of its motion picture literary department, Gertner has clients who dominate at the box office and during awards season. In addition to her leadership role in the firm, she personally represents acclaimed writers, directors and producers, such as Kenya Barris and Seth MacFarlane. Joining CAA in 1996, she has been a driving force in creating a new paradigm of deal structures, succeeding at securing unprecedented agreements with studios. As a result of her innovative strategies, some of today’s most successful film franchises involve Gertner’s clients, including Simon Kinberg, Ron Howard and Tony Gilroy, establishing her as a prominent woman in the center of the tentpole-film milieu.


  • CAA
  • UTA

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  • 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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