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Richard Lovett

President, Creative Artists Agency

THE LATEST: Lovett led the restructuring of CAA’s Motion Picture department in February, and in April he assured employees that the agency would not resort to layoffs amid the ongoing conflict with the Writers Guild of America.

BACKGROUND: Under Lovett’s leadership, CAA launched Evolution Media, an investment banking affiliate, that has advised on more than $47 billion in transactions. He is chairman of the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Think It Up national education initiative, a member of the DonorsChoose.org board of directors, and 2016 recipient of the Shoah Foundation’s Ambassador for Humanity Award, presented by Steven Spielberg. The Wisconsin native started in the CAA mailroom before rising through the ranks to become president of the agency in 1995.

WORTH NOTING: Lovett helped create the CAA Foundation to get the entertainment industry involved in philanthropy with a focus on education. He also spearheaded the launch of “School Day,” an annual fundraising event benefiting education-based organizations.

YEARS ON THE LA500: 4

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