Paradigm Book Agent Dana Spector Joins CAA

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She worked on adaptation deals including Pamela Redmond Satran’s 'Younger' and Julie Murphy’s 'Dumplin'.'

Book agent Dana Spector has joined CAA, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Spector is coming from Paradigm’s Media Rights department, where she focused on making deals to adapt clients’ work, including Misty Copeland’s Life in Motion, Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers’ The Day the Crayons Quit, Jessica Townsend’s Nevermoor, Andrew Smith’s Grasshopper Jungle, Tayari Jones’ An American Marriage and Pamela Redmond Satran’s Younger, as well as Julie Murphy's Dumplin', which will be seen on Netflix in December as a feature starring Jennifer Aniston and Danielle Macdonald.

She also helped expand the film and TV careers of up-and-coming writers, including National Book Foundation honorees Brit Bennett (now adapting her debut novel, The Mothers, for Kerry Washington’s Simpson Street and Warner Bros.) and Thomas Pierce (currently adapting his short story, Chairman Spaceman, for Genre Films and Fox Searchlight).

At CAA, Spector will specialize in representing film, television and theatrical rights of authors, journalists and other holders of life rights and intellectual property. She began her career at UTA and will be based out of CAA's Los Angeles office.