CAA Promotes 22 Trainees to Agents or Executives

Agency announced moves at annual retreat in Carlsbad last week

Creative Artists Agency has promoted 22 trainees to agents or executives at its annual retreat at the La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, California.

The agency promoted Chen Jing, based in the firm’s Beijing office, and Los Angeles-based Avi Wasserman, who was formerly on the desk of Nick Styne, to agents in the motion pictures department. Both serve in CAA’s talent group and represent actors and actresses working in film.

Wilhelmina Ross, Ishmael Hinson, and Matthew Chazen have been promoted to agents in CAA’s television department. New York-based Chazen is in the alternative – television group, while Ross and Hinson, based in Los Angeles, will serve in CAA’s TV lit and media talent groups, respectively.

CAA named three new agents in its comedy touring group, which books more than 5,000 live performances annually around the world. They are Christian Amechi, Andy Farag, and Mark Gordon, all of whom are based in Los Angeles.

The agency’s music department also had several promotions, with Bradlee Banbury, Logan Handelsman, Shirin Nury, Will Scott, and Juliet Teicher all being named agents. Banbury is based in London, Handelsman is based in Nashville, Nury is based in Los Angeles, and Scott and Teicher work out of New York.

Arlesha Amazan, based in Miami, has been promoted to agent in CAA Sports’ basketball division, which represents more than three dozen All-Star and emerging NBA players. New York-based Nick Thimm received a promotion to executive in the agency’s property sales group.

Los Angeles-based Chelsea Gosnell, Chloe McHugh, Lingie Park, and Peter Skrumbis, and Erin Heyns-Stern, who’s based in New York, have been promoted to executives in CAA’s marketing division.

CAA also promoted Katherine Moncrief and Adam Friedman to executives in its corporate development and global client strategy departments, respectively.