Well, this is a surprise since I’m so accustomed to these things going the other way. I’m told that ICM has hired Andrea Nelson Meigs, who is Beyoncé’s CAA agent. According to sources, it looks like the singer, who’s being touted for an Oscar for her lead role in Dreamgirls, will leave CAA to follow her to ICM. Meigs starts Monday in the motion picture department. She is that rarity in Hollywood: an African-American agent. (Note to all you agency heads: you really, really need to start better diversifying your rosters of agents. This whole white-boys-rule thing you’ve got going is just wrong.) A child actress and a graduate of Duke Law, Meigs began her career in the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office. Talk about a leap of faith — she left there for CAA’s mailroom where she paid her dues for 4 1/2 years until making agent in 2000. She’s married to entertainment lawyer John V. Meigs, Jr. The agent took a leave of absence from CAA last year after her daughter was born. A one-time child actress, Meigs appeared in an episode of the TV show White Shadow.
In other agency news, writer-director M. Night Shyamalan left UTA for CAA on the heels of his Lady In The Water tanking badly. Jim Carrey made the same jump during the summer after 15 years at UTA.