On the heels of the bombshell move of five top CAA comedy agents to UTA earlier today, three of their colleagues at CAA — agents John Sacks, Susie Fox and Joanna Scott — have followed them. That brings the number of agent defections in one of the biggest exoduses in recent memory to eight. And I hear there may be more, with the final tally of CAA agent departures rumored to be as high as 12-13.
Sacks, Fox and Scott were among the names speculated about today as potentially joining Jason Heyman, Martin Lesak, Greg Cavic, Gregory McKnight and Nick Nuciforo, who resigned from CAA to go to UTA this morning. Sacks and Fox represent writers and talent across film and television, and Scott works in the touring area.
Among the clients Sacks and Fox had worked with at CAA are Natasha Leggero, Ken Jeong, Ilana Glazer and Jerrod Carmichael.
As Deadline‘s Mike Fleming Jr. reported this afternoon, CAA is considering legal action against the departing agents.