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UTA ups two agents to partner

Lazarus, Rosenzweig receive promotions

Veteran UTA talent agents Billy Lazarus and Shani Rosenzweig have been promoted to partner status, pushing the number of partners at UTA to 23.

Other partners from the talent department are Jim Berkus, Tracey Jacobs, Theresa Peters and David Guillod.

Lazarus, who started in casting and later ran the Gotham office for the Huvane Baum Halls PR firm, joined UTA in 1999.

His client list includes Elizabeth Banks, Patrick Dempsey, Sigourney Weaver, Joseph Fiennes, Michael Pitt, Kyra Sedgwick, Hope Davis, Anna Friel and Emily Watson.

Rosenzweig joined the agency in 2000 and got her start at Abrams Artists in 1994. Her client list includes Paul Rudd, Jason Bateman, Tim Robbins, Vincent D’Onofrio, Josh Peck, Michelle Rodriguez, William Petersen, Taylor Momsen and Michael Angarano.

“Billy and Shani have all the exceptional qualities that have made them great agents and great colleagues,” said UTA head of talent Tracey Jacobs.

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