CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 2010 |
Martin Baum, an old-time New York theatrical talent agent who became a veteran voice of experience for the upstart Creative Artists Agency in the late 1970s and who brought to the firm such established star clients as Sidney Poitier and Peter Sellers, has died. He was 86. Baum died Friday at his home in Beverly Hills, the agency announced. The cause was not given. "To those of us in his CAA family, Marty was a hero," the agency's partners said in a statement. "He was not only a brilliant agent, but a generous mentor to so many.
November 21, 1994 |
Matted hair falls in clumps over his eyes. His bark is loud but not fierce, and he turns cautious and shy as he is released from his pen at the Orange County Animal Shelter. Gently he moves toward Sallie Perkins and licks her face. He was found four days earlier roaming the streets, wearing no identification. No one came to claim him, and Perkins knows how that must feel. As a child, she was a victim of abuse: tied to a tree and horsewhipped, raped, locked in her room for weeks at a time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2007 |
Ray Kurtzman, 79, an entertainment lawyer who was one of the original 20 employees when Creative Artists Agency was launched in the 1970s, died Monday at his Beverly Hills home of complications from Alzheimer's disease, the agency announced. Michael Ovitz hired Kurtzman from the William Morris Agency in 1978, three years after founding CAA with Morris dissidents Ron Meyer, Bill Haber, Mike Rosenfeld and Rowland Perkins.
July 2, 1989 |
Interviews don't come easy to Michael Ovitz. Even in his private sanctum, flanked by a pair of colleagues, safe beneath the dual gaze of Buddha and Marilyn Monroe--totemic bits of art on a movie maker's wall--the sandy-haired president of Creative Artists Agency is wary and tense and never stops wishing the limelight would go away. "This is not a comfortable experience for any of us," he says, his hoarse voice so low a reporter's recorder barely registers. "We really function behind the scenes.
December 4, 1986 |
A communications graduate student who is also a priest was presented with the first $2,500 Lila Garrett Peace Award at Loyola Marymount College on Wednesday, given for motion picture and television scripts written by students there "which best promote peace through non-violence." Seamus McLaughlin OSM won for "Only Our Rivers Run Free," a film script about a Protestant girl, a Catholic boy, their families and "the tragic futility of the continuing Irish revolution," according to Donald J.
December 21, 2011 |
Former professional football player Willie Gault spent his NFL career evading opponents' defenses. Now he's facing the Securities and Exchange Commission. Gault and five other men, including Rowland Perkins, a co-founder of Creative Artists Agency, were accused by the SEC of fraudulently inflating the stock of a Studio City medical products company. The company, Heart Tronics, claimed to have received millions of dollars in orders for its Fidelity 100 heart-monitoring device but had no actual customers, according to the SEC. In its complaint filed Tuesday, the agency said Heart Tronics was secretly controlled by Mitchell J. Stein, an attorney from Hidden Hills who went to great lengths to tout the stock.