Ryan Ly is an accomplished entertainment industry professional. In 2013, he became the youngest equity partner and department leader in the history of Creative Artists Agency, where he served as a television literary agent for nine years. Originally a trainee in the agency’s television department, Ryan Ly went on to become a leading driver of client bookings.
From the first years of his tenure as an agent, Ryan Ly coordinated the placement of writers, directors, and producers on a number of high-profile television series, including Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad. He represented more writing nominees for Emmy, Golden Globe, and Writers Guild Awards than any competitor, and he went on to continue this track record of success when he accepted his leadership position.
Responsible for 18 agents across three offices, Mr. Ly placed more than 500 clients in the last broadcast year of his tenure. He also achieved industry-wide prominence as a member of The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Next Gen roster, which acknowledges high-achieving young executives in entertainment.
Ryan Ly continued to serve Creative Artists Agency until 2017. He now leads as principal of Curate Entertainment in Los Angeles.
Over the course of his career, television literary agent Ryan Ly has represented numerous successful award-winning professionals. He started off in the entertainment industry after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his bachelor of arts in English and film studies. Ryan Ly then went on to join Creative Artists Agency as a trainee, from which position he advanced to the role of full agent.
In his first five years as an agent, Ryan Ly represented more nominees for Emmy, Golden Globe, and Writers Guild of America Awards than any of his competitors. He also booked more jobs than any other agent in Creative Artists Agency’s television literary department, having signed writers, directors, and producers for jobs with series like Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones, among others.
In 2013, Ryan Ly accepted an invitation to become an agency partner head of his department, thus becoming the youngest professional in company history to assume these roles. He continued to achieve at a high level and three years later earned a place on the Hollywood Reporter’s “35 Under 35” list, a roster of leading entertainment executives under the age of 35. He remained in service to Creative Artists Agency into 2017 and has since joined Curate Entertainment as a principal.