The Day in Deals: Agents gone wild! Mel goes native!

Ptak of the Killer Tomatoes Indie Financing: Longtime film finance guru John Ptak has left Creative Artists Agency to strike out on his own! How will CAA keep its stranglehold on indie film now? The Hollywood Reporter offers coverage.

Coelenoscopy: Chris Coelen has been sued by United Talent Agency! The former agent had founded UTA’s alternative TV department and ran it until decamping for U.K. TV company RDF Media, “the company behind ‘Wife Swap,'” per Variety.

Apocalypto Now: Mel Gibson‘s Icon Prods. to develop “Peace Out,” a six-hour miniseries that will “tackle the Iraq War as a “MASH”-like dark comedy,” also per Variety. We ask: What will it take for someone to remake “The Burning Bed”?!