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Ted Miller leaves CAA after 36 years to launch management company

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EXCLUSIVE: Veteran CAA television agent Ted Miller is leaving to start a global management business. He just shared the news with his colleagues. Details about his new venture will be revealed at a later date.

The departure ends a 38-year agent career for Miller, 36 of which were spent at CAA, where he started in the mailroom in 1988 before becoming an assistant to agency co-founder Michael Ovitz and being promoted to agent in 1989.

For decades, there have been a handful of television lighting management companies. In recent years, their number has more than doubled as several major television agents launched new management firms. Miller is one of the biggest names yet to make the switch. During his tenure at CAA, he has represented top television showrunners, producers and directors and has held a number of leadership positions in television, most recently as Head of Global Television. He was also instrumental in the creation of series such as Black Mirror, Castle, Fargo, Lost, Hawaii 5-0, Ozark, Suits, Star Trek, Tehran, Expats, The Leftovers, Legion and War of the Worlds.

“For three decades, Ted has been a wonderful colleague, friend, agent and leader and has played a pivotal role in the evolution of CAA’s Television department,” said Joe Cohen, CAA’s Managing Director and Head of Television. “We are excited for Ted as he embarks on the next chapter of his storied career and look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with him in his new role.”

Some of the notable domestic and international clients Miller has worked with at CAA include (in alphabetical order: Paul Abbott, Alice Bell, Assaf Bernstein, Charlie Brooker, Matt Charman, Wolf Coleman, Bryan Elsley, Evan Endicott & Josh Stoddard, Peter Farrelly, Sean and Bryan Furst, Kate Gersten, Lauren Gussis, Noah Hawley, Peter Harness, Alex Kurtzman, Peter Lenkov, Paul Lieberstein, Damon Lindelof, Andrew Marlowe and Terri Miller, Suzie Miller, Howard Overman, Clyde Phillips, Jason Richman, Jez Scharf, Jason Smilovic and Todd Katzberg, James Strong, Gretel Vella and Graham Yost.

Production companies he has represented include Aggregate (Michael Costigan and Jason Bateman), Easy Tiger (Rob Gibson and Ian Collie), Hypnotic (David Bartis and Doug Liman), Perfect Storm (Justin Lin) and Toluca Pictures (Steve Stark) in the US, as well as international companies including Easy Tiger, Jungle Entertainment, Moonage Pictures, Objective Fiction, Princess Pictures, Strong Film & TV, Tiger Aspect and Urbany Myth Films.

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