CAA Promotes 10 Employees To Agent; Annual Charity BBQ Raises More Than $50,000

Ron Fair, Darren Criss, CAA’s Lee Goforth
– Ron Fair, Darren Criss, CAA’s Lee Goforth
attend CAA’s annual Nashville BBQ June 3.

Creative Artists Agency has promoted nearly a dozen employees to agent, including Ryan Fereydouni and Emily Van Allsburg in the company’s touring division. 

Fereydouni will continue to focus on comedy touring and be based in Los Angeles. Van Allsburg focuses on music touring and is based in Nashville.  
Based in Los Angeles, Crystal Caicedo, Matt Felker, Ozi Menakaya, and Olivia Owen are now agents in CAA’s television division. Felker will serve in scripted television, Owen in television talent, and the other three agents are in international scripted television.
Lydia Fotiadou has been elevated to agent in CAA’s digital talent and packaging division in Los Angeles.
Lastly, Matt Fechter, Ruby Kaye, and Hannah Wright have been promoted to agents in CAA’s motion pictures division, with Fechter in the motion picture talent department and Kaye and Wright in the motion pictures literacy department. 

CAA Nashville BBQ For Charity
Hunter Berry
– CAA Nashville BBQ For Charity
Pictured left to right: CAA’s Candice Rosenkranz, Tennessee Titans’ running back Derrick Henry, CAA’s Rick Roskin and Kid Rock.

Earlier in the month, CAA held its annual 27th annual CAA Nashville BBQ at Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, breaking a record for attendance and money raised for local charities. 

More than 540 people attended the June 3 barbecue, including CAA agents and executives, clients and friends of the agency including Lady Antebellum, Kid Rock, Little Big Town, Darren Criss, Chase Rice, Russell Dickerson, Lauren Alaina, Cassadee Pope, Derrick Henry, Rex Ryan, Colton Underwood, CAA Nashville co-founders Rod Essig and John Huie, and CAA Nashville Co-Heads Brian Manning, Marc Dennis and Darin Murphy. 
The event raised more than $54,000 for Communities in Schools of Tennessee at Nashville and PENCIL, organizations which help to prevent school dropout prevention and connect community resources to Metro Nashville Public Schools, respectively.   
Lauren Alaina and Cassadee Pope
– Lauren Alaina and Cassadee Pope
attend CAA’s annual Nashville BBQ June 3.

“CAA has always been an active supporter of causes close to the Nashville community and we are proud to continue a tradition that helps countless students benefit from important programs through Communities in Schools of Tennessee and PENCIL,” said Marc Dennis Co-Head of CAA Nashville.

The June 11 promotions announcement from CAA follows the March news that 21 trainees were upped to agent/executive at the agency’s annual company retreat. 
A few weeks ago agent Kevin French joined CAA from Paradigm and brought clients to the agency including Tame Impala, The Decemberists, The National, Sharon Van Etten, Julien Baker, Hamilton Leithauser, and others.