9:22 AM PDT 4/21/2017 by Mia Galuppo The- yet-to-be named operation will focus on media and entertainment business investment. CAA’s Micah Green, one of the agency’s top independent film agents, is exiting for a new venture with billionaire Dan Friedkin.The yet-to-be named operation will focus on media and entertainment business investment, with a particular focus on the independent film space. Friedkin, the CEO of Gulf States Toyota Distributors, already has established ties to Hollywood, as the main financial backer for the Imperative Entertainment. The- fledgling production/finance operation has a number if large project in various states of production, in addition to the Bradley Cooper WWII drama Atlantic Wall and the Scarlett Johansson period thriller Tangerine.Green, who co-headed the film finance and sales group for the agency, will Way out his current post by the start of the Cannes Film Festival, with Green’s co-head Roeg Sutherland continuing to direct the group. During Green’s tenure, CAA was responsible for gathering funding for large awards contenders like Alejandro Inarritu’s The- Revenant and Birdman, Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge, and David O. Russell’s American Hustle.
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