UTA partners promoted to board
Jacobs, Kramer played key roles in growth, agency saidLongtime 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, which is the agency's primary governing body. The six board members also are part of the 17-member UTA partnership.
The agency said the move is a recognition of Jacobs and Kramer's key 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 and rose through the agency ranks in the motion picture literary department. He was named a partner in early 2002. Jacobs came to UTA in 1998 as a partner and agent in the talent department after 11 years as an agent at ICM.