CAA, UTA Headed to Second Arbitration Over "Lawless Midnight Raid"

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Business Movies Television Business THR Online CAA UTA RepresentationThe dispute over poached agents is very much active — with a recent court decision, a big hearing this month and the introduction of a second arbitrator. read more. THR, Esq.

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CAA Sued for Fraud by Worldview Entertainment

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Business Business THR Online CAAThe financier claims the agency set it up to fail by recommending poor-performing projects that no one else wanted to fund. read more. THR, Esq.

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CAA Agent Cameron Mitchell Fired Following Sexual-Assault Lawsuit

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Movies Movies THR Online CAA Representation nsfsThe agent "emphatically denies any wrongdoing" in response to a lawsuit from an actress who alleged sexual assault. read more. THR, Esq.

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Judge Pauses CAA-UTA Open Court Poaching Battle

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The Business Business THR Online CAAThe fight continues behind closed doors in arbitration. read more. THR, Esq.

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CAA Brings Arbitration Claim Against Three Defecting Agents

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The Business Home Business THR Online CAA Jason Heyman, Martin Lesak and Nick Nuciforo are alleged to have been under contract when they resigned Tuesday to join UTA. read more. THR, Esq.

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UTA Rips "Whining" CAA’s Poaching Tactics in Lawsuit Response

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In new court papers, UTA frames CAA's lawsuit as being hypocritical. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

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UTA Asks Court For Green Light to Poach More CAA Agents

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UTA says the seven-year-rule makes CAA's agents fair game. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

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CAA Settles TV Writer Age Discrimination Lawsuit

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Matthew Belloni Lawyers for the agency and the writers jointly announced the settlement; CAA will make a $150,000 donation to a charity that assists older writers. The Business Television CAAread more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

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CAA Fires Back After AMC Vows to End Packaging Fees Amid 'The Walking Dead' Profits Fight

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"AMC obviously remains unhappy that Frank Darabont and CAA have not given an inch," says the agency's lawyer. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online AMC

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Tony Scott Estate Rejects CAA's $1M Creditor Claim

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Tony Scott Business CAAThe agency says it is owed commissions from projects Scott completed before his suicide last year. read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq.

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CAA Headed to Arbitration Against Agent Dan Aloni

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Business CAAA judge ruled Friday that the $5 million dispute is subject to an arbitration clause in his contract read more. The Business Christopher Nolan THR, Esq.

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'Walking Dead' Lawsuit: AMC's Request for Sanctions Against CAA Redirected

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The order, over concerns one of CAA's executives saw AMC's confidential business documents, will be heard by the court's discovery overseer. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business THR Online AMC Frank Darabont The Walking Dead

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Judge Allows CAA to Pursue Punitive Damages Against UTA Defectors

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The judge also sees CAA’s complaint over a “midnight raid” being more than an “inflammatory" slander campaign. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

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Frank Darabont's 'Walking Dead' Lawsuit: CAA Won't Have to Hand Over Its Cable TV Deals

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Television Business CAA AMC loses a motion to compel documents but says it is pleased by what the judge had to say read more. The Business AMC THR Online Frank Darabont THR, Esq.

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Reality Producer Sues CAA, Ashton Kutcher's Katalyst Over DMV Pitch

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Television Business CAA Hedda Muskat says her career was destroyed after a series she pitched failed to get off the ground, and has sufferred damages in excess of $2 million. read more. The Business Ashton Kutcher THR, Esq.

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Ex-CAA Agent Asks Court to Pause Sexual Assault Lawsuit

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Cameron Mitchell argues he's being accused of several crimes and his rights against self-incrimination would be violated if the suit proceeds before the criminal statute of limitations expires. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

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UTA Fires Back at CAA Defections Lawsuit: "A Flailing and Desperate Attempt to Save Face" (Exclusive)

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"Despite what CAA would like to believe, its front doors are not a one-way turnstile," reads the response to the lawsuit. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online Representation

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UTA Wants to Bring CAA's Private Equity Owner Into Poaching Fight

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Two ex-CAA agents who weren't under contract signed LLC agreements when TPG Capital bought its stake, which UTA says demands arbitration. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

AMC Won't Obtain CAA's Client Deals In 'Walking Dead' Lawsuit

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Attorneys for ''Walking Dead'' creator Frank Darabont and his CAA agents argued that AMC was attempting to bring a "stealth motion for summary judgment" read more.

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Judge Set to Allow CAA to Pursue Punitive Damages Against UTA Defectors

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The judge also sees CAA’s complaint over a “midnight raid” being more than an “inflammatory" slander campaign. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

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Agent Dan Aloni Sues CAA for $5 Million in Allegedly Unpaid Bonuses

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The agent recently left CAA for rival WME. read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq

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CAA vs. UTA, Corporate Raiding and the Ghost of Ed Limato (Analysis)

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As CAA hires lawyer Anthony Oncidi to pursue claims against UTA and a group of defecting agents, legal theories (and challenges) emerge. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Business

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CAA Amends UTA Lawsuit to Add Three New Claims (Exclusive)

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The war over defecting agents is expanding with claims of aiding and abetting breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty and the duty of loyalty. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

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Frank Darabont's 'Walking Dead' Lawsuit: About More Than Zombies, but How Much More?

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AMC defends its push to get CAA to hand over profit agreements negotiated for all of its TV clients. Attorneys for the talent agency warn of a "devastating impact on CAA''s entire business." Television Business CAA

CAA Memo Makes Rounds

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An email purportedly from CAA has been going the email rounds. Tags: Agencies actors agency agents CAA email memo pilots state of industry Variety.com's Dana Harris breaks it down for you. The full-length memo is on the jump. Dear Clients, I wanted to take a moment and give you a number of important updates. Before I begin, however, I wish to tell you all that I am so very proud of you all for your dogged determination during these most difficult times.

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Judge Reconsidering Pause of CAA-UTA Open Court Battle

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The infamous LLC agreements are also off the table — for now. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

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UTA Attempts to Delete Large Portions of CAA Defections Lawsuit

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Talent agency argues that incendiary allegations were made only for the purpose of embarassment in the press. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

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CAA Calls Out UTA Leaders in Poaching Lawsuit

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An amended complaint claims UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer, general counsel and COO Andrew Thau and associate general counsel Michael Sinclair were involved in the "lawless, midnight raid." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

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Judge Weighs Producer's Lawsuit Over 'Hijacked' DMV Reality Show

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Hedda Muskat says her career in entertainment was destroyed, claiming Ashton Kutcher''s production company and CAA ruined her television project. Television Reality TV Business CAA

'Walking Dead' Lawsuit: AMC Seeks Sanctions For CAA Exec Posing As Lawyer

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AMC says the agency “can now take advantage of the ‘Highly Confidential’ information.he improperly obtained.” read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business THR Online

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CAA Seeks $1M in Unpaid Commissions from Tony Scott Estate

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UPDATED: A creditor's claim says the filmmaker, who jumped to his death from a bridge in August, owed money from several projects read more. The Business THR, Esq. Business

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AMC Teases Trial Strategy in $270M 'Walking Dead' Profits Case

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CAA "invented the art of the deal and the hustle," said AMC's attorney at a hearing Wednesday. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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AMC Loses Third Bid to See CAA's Client Deals In 'Walking Dead' Lawsuit

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A dispute with tens of millions of dollars at stake now moves to the deposition phase. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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In 'Walking Dead' Lawsuit, AMC Renews Demand to See CAA's Client Deals

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The cable network''s request was rejected as "irrelevant" last month read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Television Business

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AMC Urges Judge to Reopen Briefing in 'Walking Dead' Profits Case

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An attorney for CAA says AMC's latest motion is filled with "falsehoods and distortions." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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Fox, CAA Settle Heated Lawsuit Over Creation of USA's 'White Collar' (Exclusive)

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Eriq Gardner , Matthew Belloni Showrunner Jeff Eastin and his representatives were accused of turning their backs on Eastin's longtime collaborator, who claims he helped create the hit USA drama. A judge set a trial date earlier this week. read more. THR, Esq.

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Zooey Deschanel Claims Manager Brought Strangers Into Her Dressing Room

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In court papers, the actress also says she switched talent agencies upon encouragement as part of an alleged act of retaliation against CAA. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Music THR Online

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Panel: Cost Containment a Must Amid 'Golden Age of Television'

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Television Business CAAIt’s “so much opportunity” for some – and paycuts for others. read more. The Business Warner Bros. Television THR, Esq.

UPDATE: Paula Abdul Departs UTA, Signs With CAA

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Matthew Belloni The 'X Factor' judge balked at paying her agents a commission on her rich new deal read more. THR, Esq. Television Television

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Lawsuit Claims CAA Cheated TV Creators Out of Millions in Profits (Exclusive)

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Matthew Belloni "Head of the Class" creators Michael Elias and Richard Eustis claim the agency's package fee included an undisclosed "side deal" with Warner Bros. for 10% of profits. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television

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