👓 I.M. Pei, Master Architect Whose Buildings Dazzled the World, Dies at 102 | The New York Times

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Mr. Pei, a committed modernist, was one of the few architects equally attractive to real estate developers, corporate chieftains and art museum boards.

I had the privilege of working in an I.M. Pei office building for about two years. It wasn’t a museum, but had so much modern art on its walls and Roy Lichtenstein’s massive “Bauhaus Stairway” in the lobby that it seemed like a museum.

angle on the lobby of the CAA building designed by IM Pei

👓 CAA and UTA Settle ‘Lawless, Midnight Raid’ Lawsuit | The Wrap

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United Talent Agency and Creative Artists Agency have reached a settlement in their nearly four-year lawsuit over five agents CAA had accused UTA of poaching. Details of the settlement have not been made public, but in a statement provided to TheWrap, UTA’s attorney, Bryan Freedman, said: “The m...

👓 CAA Veteran Matt DelPiano Heads to Cavalry Media to Launch Management Division | The Wrap

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Dana Brunetti and producing partner Keegan Rosenberger’s Cavalry Media has tapped veteran CAA agent Matt DelPiano to lead the company’s newly launched division Cavalry Management. Cavalry Media, the finance and production outfit that was established in June 2018, announced on Wednesday that it w...

👓 Matt DelPiano Exits CAA After 26 Years To Launch Management Division As Partner With Dana Brunetti And Cavalry Media | Deadline

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EXCLUSIVE: Talk about a shocker, and also a great get for Dana Brunetti, Keegan Rosenberger and their Cavalry Media. Matt DelPiano, who has been a top agent at CAA and a 26-year veteran of the talent agency, is becoming a partner at Cavalry Media and launching a full-service management company, Cavalry Management.

👓 Notes from the Rep Biz – 2-15-2019 | WhoRepresents.com

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At CAA:

Agent Matt DelPiano has left the agency after 26 years to launch a full service management company, Calvary Management. All of his clients are expected to stay with him as he transitions.

At UTA:

The agency has settled its long-running dispute with CAA over alleged agent-poaching that occurred back in 2015. The case stemmed from UTA's shocking hires of five senior agents that decimated CAA's comedy department.

At ICM Partners:

The agency has dropped Celine Dion and initiated legal proceedings against her for an alleged failure to pay commission. It's an unfortunate end for the singer at the agency, who had been representing her for three decades.

Elsewhere:

Longtime agency Stone Manners Salners has renamed itself Artists & Representatives. This comes following the retirement of partner Tim Stone and the elevation of agents Ben Sands and Adrian Pellereau.

👓 ‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett Signs With CAA | Hollywood Reporter

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The singing and acting breakout was previously without an agency.

Presumably they still represent him. Makes me wonder what they’ll do as his story continues to unfold.

👓 Agent, Auburn native subject of Wall Street Journal feature | Auburn Citizen

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Matt DelPiano is used to being a step removed from stardom, but a Sept. 24 story in The Wall Street Journal finds him front and center.

Ha!

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When I was at a major talent agency selling to studios/producers, their mantra was “keep executives busy reading our material/meeting our clients; they won’t have time to think about hiring/using our competition.” I suspect the same applies here.