We hear that Andrew S. Grossman has been fired from Columbia Artists Management Inc.
He was, with Tim Fox and R. Douglas Sheldon, one of CAMI’s three directors after Ronald Wilford’s death.
Among other areas, he looked after orchestral tours and foreign variety acts that he produced in the USA.
Apparently, he was hustled off the premises by Wilford’s former attorney, assisted by several security guards. He was allowed to take personal belongings but not to speak to any colleagues, before being escorted into an elevators and out of the building.
We understand that neither Fox nor Sheldon was involved in the dismissal, which was ordered by Wilford’s estate.
All information about Grossman has been deleted from the Cami website.
UPDATE: We hear the cause of dismissal was his use of an abusive, racist term. The lawyer walked into Andrew’s office unannounced, slapped a paper on his desk, and said, ‘You can leave peacefully, or we can do it the hard way.’
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CAMI is the second big agency in two days to sack a big boss. Must be something in the air.
UPDATE2: The abusive word, we hear, was ‘kike’, directed at a visiting Cami agent.