David Kramer and Jay Sures have been named co-presidents of United Talent Agency.The elevation of the agency veterans reflects the pair's work in running the tenpercentery with CEO Jeremy Zimmer.UTA has significantly expanded its operations in recent years and brought in an outside investor, Jeffrey Ubben, for the first time. Kramer and Sures had served as managing directors since 2010.“Jay and David embody the greatest parts of UTA, and I couldn’t ask for better, smarter or more creative partners,” said...
Promoted to co-president from managing director along with Jay Sures in September 2017, David Kramer oversees the company’s motion picture department while representing such talents as Judd Apatow (“The 40-Year-Old Virgin”), Jodie Foster (“Money Monster”), Brad Bird (“Ratatouille”), Will Gluck (“Easy A”), Curtis Hanson (“L.A. Confidential”), John August (“Big Fish), Ned Benson (“The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby”), Roger Kumble (“Cruel Intentions”), Valerie Faris (“Little Miss Sunshine”), Jonathan Dayton (“Little Miss Sunshine”), Dennis Dugan (“Grown Ups”), and Dan Futterman (“Foxcatcher”).
UTA’s motion picture group includes its literary, talent, independent film finance, media rights, and production departments, and he also directs the agency’s comedy touring, licensing, endorsement and publishing arms.
Kramer was first named partner in 2002 — thanks to his outstanding work with a high profile list of writers and directors. He was then named to the board of directors in 2008 while heading up the department. The veteran literary agent has been with the company for almost 25 years. He began his career in the mailroom at UTA and eventually worked his way up to the top of the company’s food chain.
After studying journalism at the University of Georgia, Kramer took an internship with the Georgia Film Commission. During this time, a film called “Murder in Mississippi” went into production. They hired Kramer as an office PA. He went on to attend USC’s Peter Stark producing graduate program before joining UTA in 1992.