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PEOPLE TO KNOW: Agents (Part Two)

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KEVIN HUVANE (CAA)
This is the other guy who runs the juggernaut that is CAA. Coming from a Hollywood family, Kevin Huvane seems to be made for agency work and he has the an impressive list of clients to prove it. Multi-million dollar deals are a daily thing for Huvane as he brokered Oprah’s deal with Discovery Communications for OWN. His clients include: Brad Pitt, Keanu Reeves, Tom Cruise, Jennifer Aniston, Clive Owen, Uma Thurman, Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger, Demi Moore, Glenn Close & Sandra Bullock.
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PATRICK WHITESELL (WME)
Patrick was a major player at CAA as the cohead of its talent department for four years, but unexpectedly moved to Endeavor to become a partner in 2001.  He was instrumental in the 2009  merger with William Morris and is currently the co-ceo of WME with his trusted partner in crime Ari Emanuel. Clients like Ben Affleck give Patrick full credit for shaping their careers and if you look at his client list, well, it kind of speaks for itself: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jennifer Garner, Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Jude Law, Joaquin Phoenix, John Travolta, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Page, Kevin Costner & Idris Elba.
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SHARON JACKSON (WME)
Sharon Jackson has made her name in Hollywood because of her ability  to spot raw comedic talent and exploit it. When Jack Black was best known as half of Tenacious D playing at the Hollywood club Largo, she signed him. When Jason Segel was just a sidekick in FREAKS AND GEEKS, she signed him. When she made the shocking move from UTA to WME a few years ago, she shocked the comedy world with the entourage of clients who followed her. Her clients remained loyal because they know Jackson is a machine. She reads 10 scripts a weekend, constantly scouts comedy shows and is known for being a beast in negotiations. Check out her clients: Jason Segel, Jack Black, Amy Poehler,  Jonah Hill, Will Arnett, Jason Schwartzman, Charlie Day & John C Reilly.
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