And Today’s Winner Is…Hautest Agency CAA

In our most recent issue of Haute Living Los Angeles, we premiered our “Hollywood Power Players” feature, identifying the who’s who that are running the industry, and thus, keeping their competition running scared. Some of the names that made our list, proving that they are powerful forces to be reckoned with in Hollywood, include Johnny Depp, Ari Emanuel, James Cameron, and Meryl Streep.

From this list, we have developed our Haute Hollywood Awards, highlighting the crème de la crème in categories like actors, actresses, directors, studios, film festivals, and more.

If you have missed these exciting daily announcements, here’s a recap of our winners so far:

  • Hautest Actor: Johnny Depp
  • Hautest Actress: Meryl Streep
  • Hautest Director: James Cameron
  • Hautest Agent: Ari Emanuel
  • Hautest Film Studio: Warner Bros. Picture Group

Continuing the expansion of this elite circle, today we announce the prize for the Hautest Agency.

And the award goes to…Creative Artist Agency.

This firm, led by six of the most powerful men in Tinseltown (Richard Lovett, Kevin Huvane, Steve Lafferty, Rob Light, Bryan Lourd, and David O’Conner), originally earned a spot in our print edition because, as Editorial Director Stephanie Wilson explains, 18 of the top 40 earners in Hollywood are repped by CAA, including Robert De Niro and Ryan Seacrest, who just returned as prodigal sons after leaving Haute Agent Ari Emanuel.

The awarding of today’s Haute Hollywood honor is somewhat bittersweet. News that Michael Rosenfeld, a CAA founding partner, died on March 25 sombered la la land a bit. He succumbed to respiratory failure in Los Angeles at the age of 75. For those who don’t recognize his name, certainly some of these titles will bring back memories: West Side Story, Mary Poppins, and Rich Man, Poor Man. He was integral in the casting of stars like Rita Moreno and Dick Van Dyke for those films. Other clients who called Rosenfeld their haute agent included Marlo Thomas, Joanne Woodward, Ann-Margret, Eva Marie Saint, and Dyan Cannon.

So while we say congratulations to CAA for winning our Haute Hollywood Award today, we also take a moment to recognize the pioneers who built the legend and power of the city.