Ara Keshishian Leaving CAA For Inferno Entertainment (Exclusive)

Ara Keshishian’s departure comes a day after CAA fired top agent Dan Aloni

Last Updated: March 1, 2012 @ 6:39 PM

Leading talent agent Ara Keshishian is leaving CAA for the finance and production company Inferno Entertainment, TheWrap has learned.

He will be executive vice president of production and development at Inferno, an Inferno spokesman told TheWrap.

At Creative Artists Agency, he was a member of teams that represented Natalie Portman, Billy Crudup, producer Oren Peli ("Paranormal Activity,") and Antonio Banderas, among others.

Keshishian has been at CAA since 1997. He started in the mailroom.

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Inferno was the production company on this year's "Cogan's Trade," starring Brad Pitt. It produced the recent Liam Neeson movie "The Grey" and is now working on "The Host."

The agent's departure comes a day after CAA fired Dan Aloni. Aloni represents "Dark Knight" writer-director Christopher Nolan, who left the agency in the wake of Aloni's dismissal.