Producer Gallen inks with UTA

Joel Gallen, a producer and director of ultra-hip variety specials such as the MTV Movie and the VH1 Fashion awards shows, has signed with percentery United Talent Agency to pilot his transition into primetime television and producing/directing film projects.

Through his Tenth Planet Prods., Gallen conceived and produced numerous MTV and VH1 programs since 1992, and handled directing chores on such shows as MTV’s Jenny McCarthy sketch comedy series, and Fox’s Roseanne-created, short-lived sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Special.”

UTA’s Evan Weiss will lead Gallen’s representation at the agency.

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