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J.J. Abrams Signs with CAA (Exclusive)

6/12/2014 Lucas Shaw

By Lucas Shaw

J.J. Abrams has signed with CAA, an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.

Abrams has not been represented for more than a year since he left WME last June. 

 David Lonner, his former agent, has since represented Abrams as a manager, and attorney Alan Wertheimer also negotiates on Abrams' behalf.

Abrams is one of the most lucrative clients in all of Hollywood thanks to his work on cinematic blockbusters like "Star Trek" and "Super 8" and the creation of TV properties like "Lost" and "Fringe." 

Every top agent in town has pursued him over the past year, from UTA to ICM and on down the line.  CAA's Richard Lovett has been making regular phones calls to Abrams office, and won out.

It remains unclear if the deal is just for Abrams or his Bad Robot banner, a company he runs with Bryan Burk. Bad Robot's latest TV series, "Revolution," premieres next week on NBC.

More to come…

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