Ted Miller Leaving CAA After 35 Years To Launch Management Company

EXCLUSIVE: Veteran CAA television agent Ted Miller is leaving to start a global management business. He just shared the news with his colleagues. Details about his new company will be unveiled at a later date.

The exit ends a 35-year agenting career at CAA for Miller, who started in the mailroom in 1988 before becoming an assistant to agency co-founder Michael Ovitz and getting promoted to agent in 1989.

For decades, there had been a handful of TV lit-driven management companies. Over the last several years, their number more than doubled as a slew of top TV agents launched new management firms. Miller is one of the biggest names yet to make the switch.

During his tenure at CAA, he has represented top TV showrunners, producers and directors and has held a string of TV leadership positions, most recently as Head of Global Television. He also was instrumental in putting together such series as Black Mirror, Castle, Fargo, Lost, Hawaii 5-0, Ozark, Suits, Star Trek, Tehran, Expats, The Leftovers, Legion and War of the Worlds.

“For three decades, Ted has been a wonderful colleague, friend, agent, and leader and has played a critical role in the evolution of CAA’s Television department,” said CAA Managing Director and Head of Television Joe Cohen. “We are excited for Ted as he embarks on the next chapter in his storied career, and look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with him in his new role.”

Some of the notable domestic and international clients Miller has worked with at CAA include (in alphabetical order): Paul Abbott, Alice Bell, Assaf Bernstein, Charlie Brooker, Matt Charman, Wolf Coleman, Bryan Elsley, Evan Endicott & Josh Stoddard, Peter Farrelly, Sean & Bryan Furst, Kate Gersten, Lauren Gussis, Noah Hawley, Peter Harness, Alex Kurtzman, Peter Lenkov, Paul Lieberstein, Damon Lindelof, Andrew Marlowe & Terri Miller, Suzie Miller, Howard Overman, Clyde Phillips, Jason Richman, Jez Scharf, Jason Smilovic & Todd Katzberg, James Strong, Gretel Vella and Graham Yost.

Production companies he has represented include Aggregate (Michael Costigan & Jason Bateman), Hypnotic (David Bartis & Doug Liman), Perfect Storm (Justin Lin) and Toluca Pictures (Steve Stark) in the U.S. as well as international outfits like Easy Tiger, Jungle Entertainment, Moonage Pictures, Objective Fiction, Princess Pictures, Strong Film & TV, Tiger Aspect and Urbany Myth Films.

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