UTA ups Burns, Hansen

Pair become the 23rd, 24th partners at agency

UTA has upped motion picture lit agent Jason Burns and alternative TV rep Brett Hansen to partner.

The pair, who began their careers in UTA’s mailroom, become the 23rd and 24th partners at the tenpercentery.

“Jason and Brett are two of the best agents working in the entertainment industry today,” the agency’s six-member board of directors said in a statement. “Since joining UTA, they have been standard bearers of the agency’s core values, and their efforts have contributed significantly not only to the success of our esteemed clients, but also the agency overall.”

Burns, who joined UTA in 1997, handles a roster that includes Ruben Fleischer, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Chris Gorak, Josh Zetumer, Scott Z. Burns, Oliver Hirschbiegel, Phil Johnston, John Hlavin and David Callaham.

Hansen joined the agency two years after Burns. In 2004, he segued to the then-fledgling alternative TV department, where he repped many of the top creators and producers in unscripted broadcast and cable TV. His roster includes SallyAnn Salsano (“Jersey Shore”), Bob Harper (“The Biggest Loser”), Tijuana Entertainment (A&E’s “Obsessed”), Todd Lubin (“The Biggest Loser”), Rob Wade (“Dancing With the Stars”), Greg Johnston (“The Osbornes”) and Emmy winner Bryan Cranston.

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