Partners are promoted to UTA's board


Longtime UTA partners Tracey Jacobs and David Kramer have been upped to the board of directors at UTA.

The pair join Jim Berkus, Peter Benedek, Jay Sures and Jeremy Zimmer on the board, the agency's primary governing body. The six also are part of the 17-member UTA partnership.

The agency said the move is a recognition of Jacobs and Kramer's roles in the growth of the company.

Kramer, who heads UTA's motion picture literary department, represents many of the industry's best-known writers, directors and producers, including John August, Curtis Hanson, Charlie Kaufman and Harold Ramis.

Jacobs, who is co-head of the talent department, represents such actors as Johnny Depp, Harrison Ford, Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman; such filmmakers as Lasse Hallstrom, Greg Mottola and Mike White; and TV titan Dick Wolf.

In addition, both have been singled out for their longtime mentoring of younger agents.

Kramer joined UTA in 1992 in the mailroom. He was named a partner in 2002. Jacobs arrived in 1998 as a partner after 11 years as an agent at ICM. (partialdiff)