Artistic Artists Company (CAA) has promoted Chris Burrus, Inder Gill, Sophie Kavanagh, Zakaria Laaboudi, Arlen Papazian and Kara Petit from CAA Elevate, the company’s program for brokers and executives in coaching, to the Agent ranks, the company introduced on Wednesday.
The strikes embrace the Music Touring, Media Finance, Business Endorsements, Sports activities, Podcast and World Tv departments.
Burrus was promoted to Agent within the Music Touring division and represents lots of the world’s main musicians, together with Nate Smith, Tyler Sales space, Erin Kinsey, and After Midtown, and is on the groups that help Jake Owen, Matt Koziol, and Brandon Ratcliff. He’s based mostly in Nashville, Tennessee, and joined CAA upon graduating from the College of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the place he earned levels in Music for Vocal Efficiency with Distinction, Entrepreneurship, and Artistic Writing. He joined CAA in 2018 as an assistant to Sabrina Butera, and supported Marc Dennis, Meredith Jones, and Emily Van Allsburg within the Music Touring division earlier than being promoted to Music Touring Coordinator in 2021. Beforehand, Burrus held internships at such corporations as ole Publishing, Capitol Christian Music Group, and Yep Roc Music Group.
Primarily based in Los Angeles, Inder Gill has been promoted to Agent, and can serve on the Media Finance crew, led by Roeg Sutherland and Benjamin Kramer, specializing within the illustration of independently financed movies. Gill was one of many lead brokers serving to signal Anupam Tripathi, who performed “Ali Abdul” in Netflix’s South Korean survival drama “Squid Recreation.” Gill began within the mailroom at CAA in 2017, then served as an assistant to Maren Olson and Sutherland earlier than being promoted into CAA’s Elevate program in April 2021. Previous to CAA, Gill studied Historical past and Political Science on the College of California, Santa Barbara.
Sophie Kavanagh has been promoted to Agent within the Business Endorsements division, and can be based mostly within the company’s New York workplace. Kavanagh graduated from the College of Texas at Austin in 2017, and started her skilled profession at CAA the next 12 months, serving as an assistant in Business Endorsements, previous to being promoted into the CAA Elevate program in June 2021. In her new position, Kavanagh will concentrate on creating alternatives for the company’s shoppers on the earth of on-camera, print, private appearances, voice-over, and social media-driven campaigns, each domestically and internationally.
London-based Laaboudi joined CAA Sports activities in 2018, serving as an assistant to Roman Di Somma, previous to being promoted into CAA Elevate in October 2021. In his new position as an Worldwide Sports activities Expertise Agent, Laaboudi will determine and orchestrate endorsement alternatives for the company’s worldwide expertise shoppers, together with the 2022 Premier League Golden Boot award-winner Son Heung-min, Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphaël Varane, and Daniel Ricciardo, amongst others. Laaboudi graduated from AMOS with a Grasp’s diploma in Sports activities Advertising, and started his profession in World Advertising Partnerships on the NBA.
Los Angeles-based Papazian has been promoted to Agent within the Podcast group, and represents lots of the most profitable podcast properties, creators, and manufacturing corporations, with a concentrate on creating reside touring alternatives. Papazian started his profession at CAA within the mailroom in 2019, then served as an assistant to Josh Lindgren, Head of the company’s Podcast division, and was promoted to Coordinator in 2021. Earlier than becoming a member of CAA, Papazian was an mental property litigator at Key IP Legislation Group. He graduated from Cornell College with a level in Organic Sciences, and William & Mary Legislation Faculty with a J.D.
Petit was promoted to Agent within the World Tv division, the place she works on behalf of lots of the world’s main administrators, writers, actors and producers, together with Hwang Dong-Hyuk, Lee Myung-Woo, Anupam Tripathi, Ryoo Seung-wan, and TAPAS MEDIA, amongst others. In her new position, she’s going to specialise in figuring out new alternatives for Korean and French-speaking artists. Primarily based in Los Angeles, Petit began at CAA within the mailroom in 2018, then served as an assistant to Michael Gordon earlier than being promoted to World Tv Coordinator in 2021. Petit graduated from La Haute Ecole de la Province de Liege with a level in Communication and Public Relations in Leisure, and previous to CAA, labored at RTBF in Belgium.
CAA Elevate is the company’s next-generation coaching and sensible growth curriculum with an emphasis on entrepreneurialism, inclusion, curiosity, collaboration and a progress mindset. Constructing upon the wealthy heritage of the company’s historic coaching program, and reimagined for immediately’s quickly altering world, CAA Elevate was designed to domesticate finest practices, encourage innovation, foster world strategic-thinking, and nurture the skills of CAA’s brokers and executives in coaching.