Powerful Agent George Lane Stays in NYC as CAA Sets up Gotham Office

News   Powerful Agent George Lane Stays in NYC as CAA Sets up Gotham Office When George Lane, arguably the most powerful theatre agent in New York, suddenly left the William Morris Agency, his longtime perch, for Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in early March, the big question in theatre professionals' minds was which coast Lane would work from. Lane's many clients primarily operate in Manhattan, but CAA, a big Hollywood entity, did not have a New York office.

Well, both CAA and New York will keep Lane. The agent and Michael Cardonick will head CAA new Manhattan headquarters at 767 Fifth Avenue, reported Theatrical Index. According to Variety, Lane and William Morris clashed over "renumeration in contract renewal." Lane joined William Morris 13 years ago and has since become one of the few theatrical talent agents whose name garners instant recognition among theatre professionals.

Lane's client list includes such playwrights as Warren Leight, Edward Albee, Richard Greenberg, John Patrick Shanley, Jon Robin Baitz and Suzan-Lori Parks. He also reps the directors Robert Falls, Daniel Sullivan, James Lapine and Michael Mayer.