August 23, 1995
NYNEX CONTACT: Media Relations,
CAA Names New Management Group
LOS ANGELES -- Creative Artists Agency today
announced the formation of a new management structure to lead the company,
effective Oct. 1, 1995. A committee of nine managing directors, including
CAA agents Lee Gabler, Kevin Huvane, Bryan Lourd, Richard Lovett, Jay
Moloney, Rick Nicita, David O'Connor, Jack Rapke and Tom Ross, has been
formed. The committee today named Gabler, Nicita and Rapke co-chairmen of
CAA and Lovett president of the new organization.
The transition to a new management structure at the Los Angeles- based
literary and talent agency comes just ten days after CAA's founding
chairman, Michael Ovitz, accepted the position of president of the The
Walt Disney Co., also effective Oct. 1, 1995. Ron Meyer, CAA's founding
president, left the company on Aug. 1, 1995, to become president of MCA
Inc. The transition team at the agency included all the new managing
directors and CAA's vice president for legal and business affairs, Ray
Kurtzman; the agency's chief financial officer, Bob Goldman; and Sandy
Climan, co-head of CAA's corporate advisory group.
Gabler and Ross remain head of, respectively, CAA's television and music
departments. Huvane and Lourd were named heads of the agency's talent
department. CAA agents assuming or continuing in management positions
include: Jane Sindell, head of the motion picture literary group; Sonya
Rosenfeld, head of the television literary group; Bruce Vinokour, who
leads the agency's activities in television mini-series and
movies-of-the-week; and Steven Lafferty, head of television business
affairs. Kurtzman, Goldman and Climan will continue in their current
positions at the company.
"CAA has assembled a great management group," said Ovitz. "With all the
remarkably cohesive and talented people at the agency, the company will
emerge stronger than ever."
"I believe CAA has the finest group of theatrical agents ever assembled
at one time. There is every reason to believe its success will be
continual and sustained," said CAA co-founder Bill Haber.
Creative Artists Agency is a literary and talent agency which represents
many of the most talented and successful actors, directors, musicians,
producers and writers in the entertainment industry. The company is also
involved in all aspects of emerging new media, including client
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