Film Exec Maren Olson Joins CAA

Courtesy of CAA

The Traction Media president will become an agent in the finance and sales group.

Traction Media president Maren Olson is joining CAA, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. She will work in the agency’s Film Finance & Sales Group out of its Los Angeles office.

At Traction, Olson oversaw the creative development, packaging, production, financing and sales of the independent film production company’s slate, including 2013 SXSW Grand Jury and Audience winner Short Term 12 and the Patricia Arquette-starrer The Wannabe, which premiered at Tribeca in April and sold its North American rights to Entertainment One at Cannes.

Olson’s new job at CAA will involve film packaging. In recent years, the agency has put together American Hustle, The Imitation Game, Still Alice, John Wick and this year’s Cannes competition entry Sicario, among other films.

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