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UTA Promotes David Kramer to President, Jay Sures to Vice Chairman

UTA has promoted two of its top agents to new executive roles at the talent agency. David Kramer has been promoted to UTA president, while Jay Sures has been named vice chairman. UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer shared the news with staff Tuesday. Kramer has overseen UTA’s film business and helped develop new lines of business […]

Emmys 2022: Complete Guide to Red-Carpet Events and Parties (Updating)

Thursday, Sept. 8  Doris Bergman’s 12th Annual Luxury Lounge and Luncheon L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele, 1534 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, 10 a.m. Emmy nominees, presenters, actors and celebrity guests are expected at this invite-only gifting suite featuring fashion, beauty, skincare, jewelry, pet accessories, unique THC and CBD offerings, wellness brands, Napa Valley wines, handbags, gourmet Italian […]

UTA’s Digital Brand Architects Acquires Management Company for Golfers

Digital Brand Architects, the influencer management company and UTA subsidiary, has acquired Digital Golf Collective, a digital talent management company catering toward golfers. As part of the acquisition, Digital Golf Collective’s roster of clients — which include golfers and lifestyle influencers like Tisha Alyn, Ryan Rustand and Cassandra Meyer — will be represented by DBA. […]

Agencies Join Showrunners’ Fundraiser for Abortion Relief (Exclusive)

Several talent agencies have joined the fundraiser for abortion relief started by a coalition of showrunners last month. CAA, WME, UTA and Gersh have each made donations to the Hollywood Fund for Abortion Relief (formerly known as Showrunners for Abortion Relief), which benefits the National Network of Abortion Funds. The agency gifts have ranged from […]

UTA Signs Trio of Web3 Artists and MV3 NFT Collection From ‘Stranger Things’ Writer

UTA has signed three NFT artists and the NFT collection MV3, co-created by Stranger Things writer Jessie Nickson-Lopez, as part of the agency’s continued push into representation for clients and projects in the Web3 space. Joining the agency’s roster of Web3 clients are the visual artists Emonee LaRussa, who was selected as one of three […]

YouTube and Twitch Streamers Sykkuno, Grace Van Dien Sign With UTA

UTA has expanded its gaming and esports roster with the signing of four YouTube and Twitch streamers, two virtual YouTubers (aka “VTubers”) and the gaming content studio Fourth Frame Studios. For the gaming streamers, UTA has signed the YouTube creator known as Sykkuno, who has more than 2.8 million subscribers on the platform. In May, […]

Robert Gibbs Named UTA Partner, Co-Head of Agency’s Atlanta Office

Robert Gibbs has joined UTA has partner and co-head of the agency’s Atlanta office, making him the latest ICM Partners rep to find a new home in the wake of CAA’s acquisition. He’s not alone: Music agents Kevin Jergenson and Victoria Gutierrez, who worked closely with Gibbs at ICM on several clients, are confirmed to be […]

UTA’s Private Equity Move: A Battle for Scale With CAA and WME

Amid upheaval in Hollywood, as entertainment giants invest in their direct-to-streaming efforts, and as they try to find a balance between subscriptions, advertising, theatrical releases and other business models, the major talent agencies are scaling up, betting that the demand for content — and for top-shelf talent — will keep growing. And it’s all backed, […]

UTA Nabs Private Equity Investment From EQT to Fuel Expansion

A fund operated by the private equity firm EQT Partners has made a strategic investment in talent agency UTA, in a deal the agency says “will help fuel the next phase of investments in talent, innovation and international expansion.” EQT will become the largest outside shareholder in UTA in the acquisition, which will also see […]

UTA Acquiring U.K. Literary and Talent Agency Curtis Brown Group

UTA Acquiring UK Literary and Talent Agency Curtis Brown Group

UTA Acquires Data and Analytics Firm MediaHound (Exclusive)

Talent agency UTA is acquiring the entertainment-focused data and analytics firm MediaHound, expanding its presence in the data side of the entertainment business, and bolstering its research and insights capabilities. According to UTA partner and head of UTA IQ Joe Kessler, the deal stemmed from a project that UTA was thinking about working on with […]

Producer Ross Dinerstein and Campfire Studios Sign With UTA

UTA is lighting a fire for Ross Dinerstein and Campfire Studios. The producer and his production company have signed with the agency for worldwide representation in all areas and he comes to the agency after having amassed dozens of scripted and unscripted credits, ranging from feature films to TV/streaming projects. Dinerstein and Campfire’s current and […]