Top talent follows Zavala on way to CAA


Warren Zavala has left the Gersh Agency and joined CAA, bringing with him a slew of emerging next-gen and established talents, including "There Will Be Blood's" Paul Dano.

Also making the transition is Joseph Gordon-Levitt, whom Zavala guided from the sitcom "3rd Rock From the Sun" to such serious fare as "Brick" and "Stop-Loss."

In a separate development, former UTA agents Jonathan Perry and Brian Dow have joined APA Talent and Literary Agency.

Other actors expected to follow Zavala to CAA are Emmanuelle Seigner ("The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"), Lizzie Caplan ("Cloverfield"), Johnny Galecki ("The Big Bang Theory"), Adam Scott ("Step Brothers"), Michelle Borth ("Tell Me You Love Me") and Melissa Sagemiller ("Sleeper Cell").

Zavala was with Gersh for seven years.

At Gersh, Zavala also repped Jackie Earle Haley, whom Zavala pushed into "Little Children," resulting in an Oscar nomination, and Dennis Hopper. It is unclear if those actors will be hopping the fence.

Perry, who was at UTA for four years before being let go in February as part of the agency's restructuring of its talent department, brings with him to APA actresses Alyson Hannigan ("How I Met Your Mother") and Ashley Scott ("Jericho") as well as the Kardashian family ("Keeping Up With the Kardashians"), whom he co-reps with Dow.

Perry also will co-rep newly signed APA clients Gina Gershon and Vinnie Jones and rep Tom Arnold and Yeardley Smith.

Dow left UTA several weeks ago after recently being promoted to agent there.

Dow and Perry also co-represent reality star Audrina Patridge ("The Hills").