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Liz Mullen

Staff writer Liz Mullen covers labor, agents and horse racing.

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CAA Launching New Event To Bring Artists, Leaders Together Across Various Fields

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 24 / 17

CAA has launched Amplify, an invitation-only event bringing together artists and leaders from the fields of entertainment, sports, media, corporate brand marketing and tech. The event will kick off June 20 in Laguna Beach, Calif., and invited guests will include Warner Bros. Chair & CEO Kev...

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Tags: Labor and Agents, CAA

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