Roeg Sutherland

Roeg Sutherland leads the Film Finance and Sales Group at leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Sutherland works in the Los Angeles office and specializes in the packaging and representation of independently financed films and international co-productions.  He also works with writing, directing, acting, and producing talent in the motion picture area.

Sutherland has led the packaging and financing of such projects as HACKSAW RIDGE, JACKIE, BIRDMAN, THE IMITATION GAME, 12 YEARS A SLAVE, THE HURT LOCKER, BLACK SWAN, THE WRESTLER, ZERO DARK THIRTY, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, and LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER, among others. He joined CAA in 2001. Sutherland received his B.A. from Princeton University.

John Lesher

John Lesher

John Lesher is the founder and President of Le Grisbi Productions, an independent film and television production company. Earlier this year, he won an Academy Award for Best Motion Picture of the Year for producing BIRDMAN, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. In addition to producing Scott Cooper’s BLACK MASS, starring Johnny Depp, Lesher produced FURY, starring Brad Pitt and END OF WATCH, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Lesher has over 25 years of experience in the film business. At Endeavor and UTA, he represented some of the industry’s best writers and directors. In 2005, Lesher formed Paramount Vantage where he was responsible for such films as BABEL, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, THERE WILL BE BLOOD, and NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. Recently, Lesher joined forces with LBI's Rick and Julie Yorn in all future film and television production.

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