EXCLUSIVE: CAA has hired Tristen Tuckfield as an agent in its Film Finance & Sales Group, where she will focus on domestic film sales from the agency’s Century City headquarters. Tuckfield moves from Millennium Entertainment, where she had been VP Acquisitions. There, she’d done a lot of work with CAA in numerous film projects and has helped spearhead Millennium’s elevation in the quality of projects they make. Tuckfield will essentially be replacing Dina Kuperstock, a key cog in CAA’s Film Finance & Sales Group domestic sales operation. She has left the industry and returned to school to focus on social work and philanthropic pursuits.
At Millennium, Tuckfield built a theatrical and direct-to-video slate that included such films as Charlie Countryman, The Paperboy, What Maisie Knew, The Iceman, Stuck In Love and Fading Gigolo. Before Millennium, she managed acquisitions and development at Samuel Goldwyn Films.
Aside from brokering deals at the film festivals, CAA’s FFSG has matched money with filmmakers to package more and more ambitious films. Recent efforts in which the agency arranged financing for and/or sold the distribution rights include the Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave and nominees, Dallas Buyers Club, American Hustle and Her; upcoming efforts include the Bennett Miller-directed Foxcatcher, the Jesse Eisenberg-Kristen Stewart-starrer American Ultra, the Denis Villeneuve-directed Sicario with Emily Blunt and Benicio Del Toro, and the Juan Antonio Bayona-directed A Monster Calls.