“As long as the leadership at the other agencies remains static, many Hollywood players are putting their money on Endeavor as the one that could mount a challenge to the CAA monolith. The solution for Endeavor would be to follow the CAA model of focusing on teamwork and efficiency — and bring in more top agents like ex-CAA agent [Patrick] Whitesell. ‘If they pick off a partner or two from the other agencies,’ one producer says, ‘the balance could shift pretty quickly. Pull over an Ed Limato and shake the power balance. CAA can’t handle everybody. One defection, and the ball will start rolling in Endeavor’s direction.” — from Anne Thompson‘s 4.24 “Risky Business“/ Hollywood Reporter column