UTA Promotes 26 to Partner Status, Marking Highest Class in History – The Hollywood Reporter


Less than two years later announcing its largest partner class in agency history with the elevation of 19 agents to partner status, UTA is back, this time promoting 26 staff members across 15 divisions.

The new partners, now the largest set in UTA’s 31-year history, include agents and executives from literary and film talent groups, unscripted television, corporate, production arts, sports , MediaLink, Media Rights, UTA Speakers, Digital Talent, UTA IQ, and Music, as well as Corporate Legal and Human Resources. More than 40% of new partners identify as women or people of color.

Alphabetically, the list of new UTA partners includes David Anderson (MediaLink), Robert Arakelian (Production Arts), Natasha Bolouki (Unscripted Television), Rob Carlson (Lit Film), David Evenchick (UTA Speakers), Mike “G” Guirguis (music), Julian Jacobs (MediaLink), Joe Kessler (UTA IQ), Andrew Lear (unscripted TV), Fara Leff (Klutch Sports Group), Jbeau Lewis (music), Jenny Maryasis (lit film) , Matthew Morgan (music), Raina Penchansky (Digital Brand Architects), Jason Richman (media rights), Laura Roenick (human resources), Michael Rubi (production arts), Scott Schachter (talent), Phil Voss (legal), Matt Waldstein (Business Affairs), Toni Wallace (Music), Sam Wick (Ventures) and Ruth-Ann Wynter (Human Resources).

The agency also has three recently announced partners out of a total of 26, including previously announced decisions appointing Stefanie Liquori as General Counsel, Carmen Bona as Director of Strategy and Corporate Development, and Richard Siklos as position of Director of Communications.

“As UTA ​​continues to grow, the leadership, hard work, mentorship and dedication of these colleagues helps drive our business forward every day,” said UTA Co-Chairman David Kramer. “This class of partners encompasses a wide range of expertise and experience and reflects our commitment to providing clients with best-in-class representation and resources across all areas of the business.”

Today’s news comes amid more shake-ups in the Hollywood agency landscape as CAA’s proposed acquisition of ICM Partners awaits approval, leading some staff at ICM to withdraw in the meantime. As for UTA, the agency has increased its workforce by nearly 100 people over the past year.


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