CAA Promotes Rachel Rusch to Co-Head of Motion Picture Talent

Rachel Rusch
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Rusch, who joined the agency in 2010, represents talent such as Trevor Noah, James Corden and Sacha Baron Cohen.

CAA has named Rachel Rusch co-head of its motion picture talent department.

Rusch, who also leads the agency’s comedy department, will work with Franklin Latt in leading the motion picture talent division.

Rusch, who joined CAA in 2010 and the comedy arm since 2019, represents talent such as Trevor Noah, James Corden, Sacha Baron Cohen, Leslie Jones, Maria Bakalova, Cecily Strong, Ben Platt, Paul Walter Hauser and Zooey Deschanel, among others.

“Rachel is an extraordinary advocate for artists, a proven leader with a keen understanding of the marketplace, and a valued mentor to many within the agency and beyond,” said CAA board members Maha Dakhil and Joel Lubin in a joint statement. “Working collaboratively across the agency, she has led the comedy department to new heights and will play a critical role in guiding the continued growth of the Motion Picture department in the years to come.”

Among Rusch’s accomplishments has been acting as a driving force in breaking U.K. comedic talent into the U.S., representing Michael McIntyre, one of the highest-grossing comedians in the world, two-time BAFTA winner Jamie Demetriou (Stath Lets Flats, upcoming Cruella), plus BAFTA winners Matt Berry (What We Do in the Shadows) and Aisling Bea (Living With Yourself, upcoming Home Alone).