Greg Berlanti Signs With CAA
The switching agency is one of Hollywood’s most successful showrunners.
Greg Berlanti Has signed with CAA For Representation In all areas. The creator of The CW’s Arrowverse, and more recently, the co-creator of Netflix. You Producer of the feature My PolicemanHe is moving to CAA after 15 years at WME.
Berlanti, who had been represented for 15 years by Ari Greenburg at WME, will now be working with Bryan Lourd at CAA.
This news comes as Berlanti is in the middle of negotiations with Warner Bros. Discovery to extend his $400 Million overall deal, which he Signed in 2018. It’s unclear if he will do so, given that his current deal was made years before the WarnerMedia-Discovery merger. The deal also included bonuses for the number series Berlanti was able get picked up. The prolific producer, who holds the record for most scripted originals either on the air or in development, has seen that volume take a hit after The CW’s sale of Nexstar. Berlanti Productions is behind eight series, but only three —Stargirl, The Flash And Riverdale This season will be ending. Nexstar, the new owner of The CW, has indicated its intention to pursue scripted series at a lower cost as it tries to make The CW financially viable.
Berlanti’s future role at DC Studios is also a growing concern, given DC Studios’s current state. New leadership executives’ desire to better unify its TV and film universes, a la Marvel. Berlanti, who introduced TV’s comic book craze through The CW’s Arrowverse has seen his DC slate shrink to its final season. The Flash, Superman & Lois The future and the past Gotham KnightsAll for the Nexstar-controlled platformStargirl Dec. 7 – The series finale aired on NBC. He is also Reworking an existing project Green Lantern Series HBO Max, the WBD-backed streaming service that previously cut Berlanti’s, has a new creative direction. Strange Adventures series.
Sources confirm The Hollywood Reporter Berlanti, who is 50 years old this year, wanted to start a new chapter in the industry. He needed a team of agents to help him. Berlanti, who has been with Greenburg and WME over the past 15 years, is known for his loyalty. Berlanti has expanded his film work with features like Amazon’s, and the move to CAA is still happening. My Policemanstarring Harry Styles and Apple TV Project ArtemisHe’ll be directing Scarlett Johansson as well as Channing Tatum in the film. Berlanti/Schechter Films is the movie company he founded last year with Sarah Schechter, his long-time producer partner. Red, White, and Royal Blue In postproduction for Amazon, and recently wrapped filming at Netflix AtlasJennifer Lopez stars in the movie titled. Netflix has offered Berlanti/Schechter a first-look contract.
Sources claim that Berlanti’s legal team, headed by Patti Felker (WME), recently wrote a letter to WME stating that if Berlanti were to quit, the agency would not receive any commissions on a new overall deal. This is despite the fact that his current deal expires 2024. However, WBD CEO David Zaslav was keen to extend one of the most important deals in the studio’s history. If Berlanti’s deal is closed by CAA, the commissions could reach $40 million. This would be a huge win for the agency that bought ICM Partners this past year.
Lourd at CAA will also be representing Berlanti. Ryan Murphy is also represented by Lourd at CAA, making Lourd two of TV’s most prolific and powerful showrunners.
WME also suffers, as Charlize Theron (A-list) and Michael Bay (Bay) have both left the agency in recent weeks.
Berlanti is still being repped by Felker, Felker Toczek, and Slate PR.