UTA Signs Peabody-Winning Director Eugene Jarecki (Exclusive)

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Eugene Jarecki

His latest documentary, ‘Promised Land,’ will premiere next month at a Cannes special screening.

Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki has signed with UTA, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. He previously was with CAA.

Both of his documentaries — Why We Fight, about the rise of the military-industrial complex, and The House I Live In, about the war on drugs — won Sundance Grand Jury Prizes and Peabody Awards. His other credits include the Emmy-winning HBO documentary Reagan and The Trials of Henry Kissinger, which won an award from Amnesty International and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award.

Jarecki, the brother of fellow filmmakers Andrew Jarecki (The Jinx) and Nicholas Jarecki (Arbitrage), will premiere his latest documentary, Promised Land, next month at a Cannes special screening.

In 2009, Jarecki published his first book, The American Way of War, via Simon & Schuster. The policy wonk also founded and is the executive director of The Eisenhower Project, an academic public policy group that studies the forces that influence U.S. foreign policy, and he directed the 2010 short Move Your Money as part of a nonprofit campaign to encourage Americans to transfer their funds from “too big to fail” banks to local credit unions and other community banks.

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