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The power of comedy is subplot in agency war

The power of comedy is subplot in agency war

The defection of top agents from Creative Artists Agency to the smaller United Talent Agency this week has underscored the growing importance of comedy — and versatile comedic actors — to the entertainment business. CAA filed a lawsuit against UTA Thursday after at least 10 of talent agents — including Jason Heyman and Martin Lesak, who had run Century City-based CAA's comedy division for nearly a decade – left with key clients. They brought to UTA some of Hollywood's biggest comedy stars, including Will Ferrell, Chris Pratt and Ed Helms, who eventually should help the agency increase its revenue because of their lucrative contracts. CAA, which called...

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