More CAA Agents Jump to UTA

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Five top comedy agents made the move to UTA as partners Tuesday.

Several other CAA agents are following the five defectors — Jason Heyman, Martin Lesak, Greg Cavic, Nick Nuciforo and Gregory McKnight — who made the move to UTA Tuesday.

John Sacks, Susie Fox and Joanna Scott have also departed CAA to join UTA. Sources say there are several other agents who may also make the switch, including Rachel Rusch, Chelsea McKinnies and Ryan Abboushi.

In one of biggest agency upheavals in recent memory, the five top comedy agents resigned from CAA Tuesday to join UTA as partners. Several of their top clients, including Will Ferrell and Chris Pratt, have already signed with UTA, and several others, including Melissa McCarthy, Ed Helms, Jason Sudeikis, Seth Meyers and Johnny Knoxville are possibly still in play. 

Among Sacks' clients at CAA are Gaby Hoffmann, Natasha Leggero and Alexis Knapp. Fox's include Broad City creator-stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, Saturday Night Live newbies Kyle Mooney and Beck Bennett, and hot stand-up comedian-actor Jerrod Carmichael. Scott works in the touring department.