Magazine article Screen International

CAA's Adam Berkowitz: Film Talent Still Flocking to TV

Magazine article Screen International

CAA's Adam Berkowitz: Film Talent Still Flocking to TV

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Adam Berkowitz, co-head of television at CAA, discussed the increasing convergence between film and television in an industry workshop on Monday (July 11) at Jerusalem Film Festival (July 7-17).

The US agent, who has managed the sales and packaging of a multitude of successful TV shows including True Detective and House Of Cards, said that nowadays he would always first seek to attach film talent to a strong piece of material.

"It's not that they're better than the people working in television but they carry so much more weight and it gets everyone so much more excited, which helps going into the marketplace," said Berkowitz.

"I work with directors like Sam Raimi, Francis Lawrence and Ang Lee. A project with Ang Lee attached to it is going to get so much more attention than even the biggest TV director."

While film directors are increasingly interested in exploring television, particularly in the mini-series format, getting them to commit to a TV project is the main challenge. …

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