The growth of platforms like Facebook and Snapchat has UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer considering his options versus YouTube as the leading digital video hub faces new challenges.The talent agency chief addressed the shifting landscape Wednesday at the Code Media conference in Dana Point, Calif., alongside Robert Kyncl, global head of content and business operations at YouTube, who made the case that there's plenty of room for competition even as his own company continues to grow even faster than his own...
Jeremy Zimmer became CEO of United Talent Agency in 2012 and has been with the talent and literary agency since it was first established in 1991. As a founding partner and managing director, Zimmer counts Chelsea Handler, DJ Khaled, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Kevin Hart, Mariah Carey, Bryan Cranston, YG, Brian Robbins and Marc Lawrence, among his top clients.
Zimmer graduated to CEO status as the company ventured into finance, international, and digital properties. Zimmer also helped establish the agency’s branding, licensing, and endorsements division in addition to their longstanding agent trainee program. He oversees the company’s offices in Nashville, Miami, London, and Malmo in addition to New York and Los Angeles.
Zimmer began his career at age 19 in the mailroom of William Morris Agency. In 1984, he joined ICM — ultimately running the Motion Picture Literary and Motion Picture Packaging departments. He eventually became a partner at the now defunct Bauer/Benedek Agency which merged with Leading Artists Agency to become UTA. Zimmer briefly attended college, but ultimately dropped out as Hollywood runs in his blood. He is the grandson of 1950’s MGM studio chief Dore Schary.