CAA's Andrew Skikne Becomes 11th Agent to Join UTA
He'll work in the touring department under Nick Nuciforo, who departed CAA last week.
CAA agent Andrew Skikne has become the 11th rep to jump to UTA in seven days, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Nearly every agent's assistant has also been added to the UTA roster, which has also hired two coordinators from its rival.
At CAA, Skikne handled the touring business of major comedians including Reggie Watts, Paul F. Tompkins, Tig Notaro and Eric Andre.
Skikne will join UTA's touring department under its new comedy touring head Nick Nuciforo, who with Jason Heyman, Martin Lesak, Greg Cavic and Gregory McKnight dealt the industry a bombshell last Tuesday when they left CAA to become partners at UTA.
CAA is suing UTA, Cavic and McKnight for claims including intentional interference with contractual relations and breach of fiduciary duty. On Friday, CAA began arbitration against Heyman, Lesak and Nuciforo, alleging breach of contract.