Risa Gertner, Longtime CAA Movie Agent, to Retire in January

Risa Gertner, Longtime CAA Movie Agent, to Retire in January

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Longtime CAA film agent Risa Gertner is set to retire in January after nearly 30 years with the agency.

Gertner’s list of clients over the years has included such writers, directors and producers as Tony Gilroy, Barry Jenkins, Kenya Barris, Ron Howard and Simon Kinberg. At present she serves on the CAA board and as served as co-head of the agency’s motion picture group for the past 20 years.

“I am profoundly grateful to have worked with artists whose brilliance and creativity has shaped popular culture for decades,” Gertner said. “And to have done so surrounded by the most inspired and passionate colleagues has been a gift.”

Richard Lovett, CAA co-chairman, praised Gertner as having served for years as a “guiding force” for the agency.

“Risa is a world-class agent and leader. She has not only been a guiding force in the motion picture department, hiring and mentoring great agents and executives, but has impacted our entire company. We are forever grateful,” Lovett said.

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