UTA is dramatically expanding its reality TV presence in New York, tapping BBC Worldwide exec Allison Wallach as a new agent.
Wallach, who had served as senior VP of programming at BBC Worldwide, will now serve as an agent in UTA’s alternative TV department. She’ll report to UTA partner and alternative TV department chief Michael Camacho, who announced the hire on Wednesday.
Wallach officially joins UTA’s New York office on Oct. 1. She’ll help the tenpercentery rep its lineup of reality talent, production companies, producers and international TV formats.
“Over the years, I’ve found myself drawn increasingly toward helping to shape the careers of the creators and producers of the content we all love to watch,” said Wallach, who added that the UTA gig “was one I could not pass up.”
Wallach spent two and a half years at BBC Worldwide, working on series such as “What Not to Wear” and “The Bank of Mom and Dad.” Before that, she was at Lifetime Networks for 11 years, working her way up to VP of East Coast programming.
“Allison’s experience as a network programmer as well as her many years working on the buyer side make her an extraordinary asset to the department,” Camacho said. “As the unscripted marketplace continues to grow exponentially, Allison is joining our team at a perfect time.”