Follows Michael Katcher’s move to FX as head of casting
CAA has promoted Jaime Feld and Ben Dey to co-heads of its TV talent department.
The appointment comes a shortly after Michael Katcher, who led the department for the past 17 years, moved over to FX as its executive vice president of casting. In his new role, Katcher will have oversight of all casting and talent strategy for FX Networks and FX Productions. He will report to Balian and Grad, as well as Sharon Klein, who was recently named executive vice president, casting, Disney Television Studios and FX Entertainment.
“Jaime and Ben are exceptional people and tremendous representatives, who both possess a strong work ethic and extraordinary taste,” said Joe Cohen, head of scripted television at CAA. “We are thrilled to elevate them into this well-deserved leadership position.”
In their new roles, Feld and Dey will lead a team of more than a dozen agents, identifying and innovating opportunities for actors in broadcast, cable and streaming series.
Between the two of them, Feld and Dey represent actors including Riz Ahmed, Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Raul Castillo, RuPaul, Toni Collette, Lily Collins, Miley Cyrus, Jane Fonda, Eiza Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff, Tommy Lee Jones, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Ellis, Melissa Leo, Jonathan Majors, Demi Moore, Leslie Odom Jr., Al Pacino, Mary-Louise Parker and Yara Shahidi.
Feld began her career at CAA in 2002 as an assistant to CAA Managing Partner Kevin Huvane, before being promoted to Agent in 2010.
Dey joined CAA in 2004, and also worked for Huvane, in addition to Katcher, prior to being promoted to Agent in 2008.