UTA adds Gossett to talent unit

Agent specializes in young Hollywood

UTA has added Mitchell Gossett to its talent division. Gossett, who specializes in young talent, ankles Cunningham Escott Slevin Doherty, where he repped “Hannah Montana” star Miley Cyrus, along with her father and co-star, Billy Ray Cyrus.

When Gossett’s deal was up he was pursued by all the agencies. He is bringing the Cyrus brood with him.

His hiring marks UTA’s first plunge into the youth market, something Gossett knows well after repping clients who are staples on Disney Channel and Nickelodeon series.

All his clients are expected to join Gossett at UTA, though the deals he made for the kids — including Cyrus’ “Hannah Montana” series pact at Disney — stay at the other percentery.

In addition to discovering Cyrus, whose show has become one of the highest rated on television and who’s already starred in a Disney 3-D concert film, Gossett reps AnnaSophia Robb (“Race to Witch Mountain”), Hunter Parrish (“Weeds”), Taylor Momsen (“Gossip Girls”), Victoria Justice (“Spectacular”), Cody Linley (“Hannah Montana”), Madison Pettis (“The Game Plan”), Andrea Bowen (“Desperate Housewives”), Demi Lovato (“Camp Rock”) and Chelsea Staub (“Jonas Brothers” series on Disney).

Popular on Variety

“Working with Mitchell is a logical extension of our core belief of finding and developing emerging talent,” said UTA chairman Jim Berkus. “We are also excited about the opportunities that present themselves for these artists in the music, fashion and marketing universes.”

Gossett spent seven years as vice president of theatrical at CESD and ran the agency’s young talent division. Before that, he ran the talent management firm Gossett Entertainment for five years, working early on with the likes of Hayden Panettierre, Kristen Bell, Seann William Scott and Katharine McPhee.

More Scene

  • Logan Lerman Jordan Peele Al Pacino

    Al Pacino and Carol Kane Had a ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ Reunion on the ‘Hunters’ Set

    Nearly 45 years after Al Pacino and Carol Kane appeared in Sidney Lumet’s classic film “Dog Day Afternoon,” an Amazon Prime Video series about Nazi-hunters in 1977 New York City has brought them back together. Go figure. “I’m proud to be working with him again,” Kane told Variety at the “Hunters” premiere on Wednesday night [...]

  • Anya Taylor Joy Emma Premiere

    Anya Taylor-Joy on Playing Jane Austen's Clever, Callous Protagonist in 'Emma'

    It was an evening of elegance at the Los Angeles premiere of Focus Features’ “Emma” on Tuesday night. The red carpet was lined with pastel floral arrangements at the DGA Theater, priming visitors to be transported to the ornate pageantry of Georgian-era England, as depicted in this new adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic tale. Anya [...]

  • Tom Holland Chris Pratt Onward Premiere

    Tom Holland and Chris Pratt Show Off Real-Life Bond at Pixar's 'Onward' Premiere

    Pixar’s new movie “Onward” marks a reunion of sorts for Tom Holland and Chris Pratt. The two actors, who both have ties to Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe and most recently teamed in “Avengers: Endgame” as Spider-Man and Star-Lord, play brothers in the animated fantasy adventure. Their friendship has become a highlight of “Onward’s” promotional tour [...]

  • Da’Vine Joy Randolph

    Da’Vine Joy Randolph Praises Hulu's 'High Fidelity' for Telling a Realistic New York Story

    If HBO’s “Girls” characterized a certain type of young, disaffected millennial, fumbling cluelessly around a gentrifying Brooklyn, and if “Sex and the City” used Manhattan as a tantalizing playground for a class of well-connected, glamorous and decidedly 90s-bound women, both shows had one thing in common: they were painfully, inevitably white. “We’re gonna fix that!,” [...]

  • Harrison Ford Call of the Wild

    Why Harrison Ford Wanted to Play John Thornton in ‘The Call of the Wild’

    Joining legends like Charlton Heston and Clarke Gable, who have played the role of John Thornton in “The Call of the Wild,” Harrison Ford now stands next to a CGI-enhanced version of the dog named Buck in the latest adaptation of Jack London’s classic 1903 novel. “I thought the film has a lot to say [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content