Theresa Peters joins UTA as partner

Departed WMA last week

Theresa Peters, who departed the William Morris Agency this past week, has joined rival United Talent Agency as a partner and agent in its talent department.

She brings with her a client list that includes: James McAvoy, Kirsten Dunst, Mandy Moore, Joshua Jackson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Hugh Dancy, Justin Chatwin, Eric Christian Olsen, Brian Geraghty, Joseph Cross, Rachael Taylor, Isabel Lucas, Emma Booth, Emma Browning and Mads Mikkelsen. Several clients with whom Peters worked such as Rachel Bilson and Jason Clarke are remaining at WMA.

"Theresa is one of our industry's pre-eminent talent agents," UTA said in a statement. "She is respected by both the talent and executive communities for her taste in material, eye for emerging talent and ability to build successful careers. She is a wonderful addition to our growing team."

Peters will be UTA's 18th partner. Her move follows close on the heels of UTA adding manager Doug Johnson to its motion picture literary department.

The agency, bolstering its talent line-up, also has recently signed Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus and Seth Green, among others
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