LACMA announced today that CAA power agent and Hollywood head of state, Bryan Lourd, has been elected to LACMA’s Board of Trustees. In addition to Lourd, Crescent Captial Corp’s Mark Attanasio and Environmental Media Association’s Lyn Davis Lear (and wife of Norman Lear) were also elected to the board. According to LACMA’s official press release, these three newbies will bring the number of trustees to 64. 53 of them are voting members, and 11 are life trustees.
Lourd is CAA’s managing director – and is widely known in Hollywood as one of the most powerful talent agents, bar none. CNN Money reported years ago on his wide reach within Tinseltown, from hopping off a plane to receive a huge bear hug from client George Clooney at the Toronto Film Festival to jetting around the world to meet up with the highest-of-profile clients like Brad Pitt and Naomi Watts.
The Beverly Hills Courier reminds us that Lourd “began his career as an NBC page and in the mail room of the William Morris Agency.” Sony’s Amy Pascal has said he is “a cross between Peter Pan, Jay Gatsby and Cary Grant,” and that he “might be the most mysterious man in Hollywood.” At a dinner for the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles this year, Pascal continued to discuss Lourd’s Hollywood identity: “He’s full of seeming contradictions and endless layers, the epitome of cool, yet deeply caring and curious at the same time. Quiet, unflappable, funny, confident, vulnerable, wise. And chic. Growing up in New Iberia, a very small and very Southern town in Louisiana – about l0,000 light years away from Hollywood.”
LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan expressed his excitement about the new members in LACMA’s press release and said of them, “Each brings unique and significant experience from the worlds of entertainment or sports, as well as a passion for the arts and the community.”
Given that Lourd’s Oscar party is one of the hottest tickets in town come March (or February, depending on what year we’re talking about), and gives even Vanity Fair a run for its money, here’s to hoping he’ll throw a big bash to celebrate this most recent honor.
Source: Huffington Post