Jack Rapke - Details


JACK RAPKE served for seven years as the co-chairman of Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Overseeing the motion picture department, he was instrumental in building production companies around his high-profile client list.

A graduate of NYU Film School, Rapke moved to Los Angeles in 1975 and landed a job in the mailroom of the William Morris Agency. Four years later, he joined CAA, beginning his 17-year association with the company. In addition to representing writer, director, producer Robert Zemeckis, Rapke’s client roster included such noted filmmakers as Jerry Bruckheimer, Ridley Scott, Imagine Entertainment partners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, Martin Brest, Michael Mann, Joel Schumacher, Harold Ramis, Michael Bay, John Hughes, Chris Columbus, Terry Gilliam, Bob Gale, Bo Goldman, Steve Kloves, Howard Franklin, Scott Frank and Robert Kamen.

In 1998, Rapke left the agency business to partner with Robert Zemeckis and Steve Starkey, with whom he formed ImageMovers. The company’s primary focus is the production of theatrical motion pictures. What Lies Beneath and Cast Away are the company’s first film releases.