Eric Wattenberg joins CAA

He becomes a senior agent in the N.Y. TV department

New York-based reality agent Eric Wattenberg has joined CAA as a senior agent in the agency's expanding New York TV department.

Wattenberg comes from N.S. Bienstock, where he spent the past eight years building a well-regarded unscripted department.

He did Tom Forman's original deal for "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and Morgan Spurlock's pact for "30 Days."

Current reality and scripted clients he will bring to CAA include Charlie Corwin's Original Media ("Storm Chasers"), Zoo Prods. ("Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?"), Sharp Entertainment ("Man Vs. Food"), Mark Mark Prods. ("Z Rock"), My Entertainment ("Pros Vs. Joes"), Departure Films ("Flip This House"), Eyeboogie ("Pop-Up Video") and Red Line Films ("Timeless").

"Now I can take the business that I've built from scratch over the years and move it into the infrastructure of a full-service agency," Wattenberg said.

Wattenberg, who was featured on THR's Next Generation list in 2004, started off at WMA, where he rose to a TV Packaging Agent.