CAA Hires Yasmin McDonald as Agent in Books Department

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CAA Hires Yasmin McDonald as Agent in Books Department

CAA has hired Yasmin McDonald as an agent in its Books department, based out of the agency’s London office. 

McDonald joins CAA following an 11 year-tenure at United Agents, where she was a Partner and led the Book to Screen department. She was previously an agent at AP Watt Ltd. 

In her new role at CAA, McDonald will focus on identifying books and other literary IP suitable for adaptation to screen and stage both from within the agency and from external sources across the U.K. and Europe.   

McDonald will continue to represent respected authors, illustrators, screenwriters and directors, including “The Bee Sting” author Paul Murray, “Chicken Run 2: Dawn of the Nugget” writer John O’Farrell, “The New Wife” author JP Delaney, graphic novelist and cartoonist Tom Gauld and “Lies We Tell” director Lisa Mulcahy. 

In her career spanning 18 years, McDonald has contributed to such successful adaptations as the BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning series “A Very English Scandal,” “The Dig,” “Earwig,” “Love, Death + Robots,” “The Girl Before,” the upcoming film “That Christmas” and the “Mrs. Doubtfire” stage musical currently running in London’s West End and touring in the U.S. 

In the past year, CAA’s Books department has sold the motion picture or television rights to more than 350 book titles, with over 50 currently in production or recently released, including “Killers of the Flower Moon,” “Leave the World Behind,” “American Fiction,” “Dumb Money,” “All the Light We Cannot See,” “The Morning Show,” “The Watcher,” “The Summer I Turned Pretty,” “Maid” and “Where the Crawdads Sing.” 


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