UTA Nabs Two More CAA Agents

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Mackenzie Condon and Chelsea McKinnies also jump following the move of five top comedy agents.

Two more CAA agents have jumped to UTA following the defection of five of the company's top comedy agents.

Mackenzie Condon and Chelsea McKinnies signed with UTA Wednesday morning.

Five of CAA's top comedy agents — Jason Heyman, Martin Lesak, Greg Cavic, Nick Nuciforo and Gregory McKnight resigned Tuesday morning in order to join UTA as partners. After their move, two of their top clients — Chris Pratt and Will Ferrell — also signed with UTA. Other clients — including Melissa McCarthy and Seth Meyers — are possibly still in play.

Shortly after their exit, three other agents jumped to UTA on Tuesday: John Sacks, Susie Fox and Joanna Scott. While these two new additions bring the official total of defectors to 10, sources say there are several other agents who also may be considering or planning a move.

It's currently unclear how many of Condon and McKinnies' clients may also sign with UTA. Condon's clients include Obvious Child star Gaby Hoffmann and actress Lauren Lapkus. McKinnies is on the team for Anna Faris (whose husband Pratt moved from CAA to UTA Tuesday) and Donald Glover.

CAA has hired prominent employment attorney Anthony Oncidi of Proskauer Rose to represent the agency in a possible suit against UTA and the former agents.

 

 

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