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Top Hollywood Agents Sue Girl Scouts For Unpaid Commissions on Cookies

Several of Hollywood’s most powerful talent agencies, including William Morris Endeavor, CAA and ICM have uncharacteristically banded together to file a class action lawsuit against the Girl Scouts of the USA, claiming they are owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid commissions stemming from sales of cookies the agents say they helped their daughters sell.

“By law, Hollywood agents are entitled to ten percent of anything we sell,” CAA’s managing partner Bryan Lourd told Hollywood & Swine.  “It doesn’t matter if it’s a screenplay or a box of Thin Mints, we want our commission.”

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A CAA agent negotiates the sale of Girl Scout cookies for his daughter.

Lourd said the idea for the lawsuit was hatched during last week’s CAA corporate retreat, where agents spent hours brainstorming new ways to to raise agency revenue in light of Hollywood’s tough economic times.

“We started talking about our daughters and how many of those God-forsaken Girl Scout cookies we harassed our clients, neighbors, friends, and family to buy and then realized we never got our ten percent,” said a CAA agent who asked to remain anonymous fearing his daughter would be angry at him.

Other Hollywood agencies, including William Morris Endeavor, ICM, UTA, APA and Paradigm, quickly joined in on the class action lawsuit against the Girl Scouts.

“We’re agents first and parents second,” said WME topper, Ari Emmanuel. “Our agency alone is responsible for 4,000 boxes of cookies sold to our client Kevin James.  We want to get paid.”

  • Jmtvm677

    Wow, we’re agents first and parents second? That line right there says it all.

  • Smudge

    This so WRONG!!!! Girls Scouts is run by volunteers and money raised from Cookie sales goes towards important things like helping girls whose families can’t afford it to be able to go to camp – it also helps to fund development of programs and such that the girls take part in!  

    The sale itself helps girls to develop skills that will help them when they go out in to the world of work! 

    By demanding 10% for a voluntary organisation (that is also a charity/non-profit)  because you CHOOSE to help your daughter to sell cookies is just wrong! 

    • dopshot

      Yeah, the sale helps the girls develop skills like sending their parents out to  do their work for them.  When was the last time a girl scout actually came to your door?

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Top Hollywood Agents Sue Girl Scouts For Unpaid Commissions on Cookies

Several of Hollywood’s most powerful talent agencies, including William Morris Endeavor, CAA and ICM have uncharacteristically banded together to file a class action lawsuit against the Girl Scouts of the USA, claiming they are owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid commissions stemming from sales of cookies the agents say they helped their daughters sell.

“By law, Hollywood agents are entitled to ten percent of anything we sell,” CAA’s managing partner Bryan Lourd told Hollywood & Swine.  “It doesn’t matter if it’s a screenplay or a box of Thin Mints, we want our commission.”

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A CAA agent negotiates the sale of Girl Scout cookies for his daughter.

Lourd said the idea for the lawsuit was hatched during last week’s CAA corporate retreat, where agents spent hours brainstorming new ways to to raise agency revenue in light of Hollywood’s tough economic times.

“We started talking about our daughters and how many of those God-forsaken Girl Scout cookies we harassed our clients, neighbors, friends, and family to buy and then realized we never got our ten percent,” said a CAA agent who asked to remain anonymous fearing his daughter would be angry at him.

Other Hollywood agencies, including William Morris Endeavor, ICM, UTA, APA and Paradigm, quickly joined in on the class action lawsuit against the Girl Scouts.

“We’re agents first and parents second,” said WME topper, Ari Emmanuel. “Our agency alone is responsible for 4,000 boxes of cookies sold to our client Kevin James.  We want to get paid.”

  • Jmtvm677

    Wow, we’re agents first and parents second? That line right there says it all.

  • Smudge

    This so WRONG!!!! Girls Scouts is run by volunteers and money raised from Cookie sales goes towards important things like helping girls whose families can’t afford it to be able to go to camp – it also helps to fund development of programs and such that the girls take part in!  

    The sale itself helps girls to develop skills that will help them when they go out in to the world of work! 

    By demanding 10% for a voluntary organisation (that is also a charity/non-profit)  because you CHOOSE to help your daughter to sell cookies is just wrong! 

    • dopshot

      Yeah, the sale helps the girls develop skills like sending their parents out to  do their work for them.  When was the last time a girl scout actually came to your door?

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