×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

UTA Celebrates Week of Community Service Around Globe

United Talent Agency offices around the world shut down on Friday, as the company celebrated its Project Impact week.

Founded five years ago under the direction of the UTA Foundation, Project Impact is a week-long effort where employees go out into the community. Or, as UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer said, “We put our time and feet where our money and our mouth is.” On Friday, the project reached 30 different organizations in various cities across the globe including Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Toronto and London.

“In addition to continuing to donate to different projects around Los Angeles, we wanted to create an opportunity for our colleagues to experience really getting involved,” Zimmer said. “It’s a small thing to donate a day a year to really get out there into the community and engage with the people who are beneficiaries to some of our charitable efforts.”

Zimmer joined agents, execs, assistants and other staffers from the Beverly Hills office to spend three hours at Heart of Los Angeles, an organization that provides programs in academics, arts and athletics to underserved youth. UTA has partnered with them in the past for holiday campaigns, employee volunteering and other charitable initiatives.

“If you live in a city like Los Angeles, it’s a great city, but you can’t help but be aware of the people who have fewer opportunities,” said Zimmer. “You can’t help but wonder how you can help, and what you can do to change it.”

The philanthropic week included a makeover of Los Angeles’ Covenant House, ecosystem restoration at Riverside Park in New York, and food sorting of donated items at the Daily Bread Food Bank in Toronto. UTA also held its summer fundraiser on Wednesday.

The CEO added, “You walk around and you look at all these kids and they have so much light and so much enthusiasm and so much excitement in their hearts. You want to create a world where that light doesn’t get extinguished.”

(Pictured: UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer and Tony Brown, Heart of Los Angeles Executive Director)

UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer at Heart of Los Angeles David Buchan/Variety/REX/Shutterstock

More Biz

  • NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06:

    Endeavor Promotes Mark Shapiro to President

    After four years overseeing content operations at IMG, Mark Shapiro has been promoted to president of Endeavor. Shapiro’s elevation to the newly created post comes as Endeavor has expanded dramatically during the past few years, starting with its acquisition of IMG in 2014. Endeavor is now the parent company of WME, IMG, UFC and other [...]

  • Rhapsody, Sony Music to Launch Spotify

    Rhapsody, Sony Music to Launch Spotify Competitor in Japan

    Rhapsody and Sony Music Entertainment today announced a partnership to launch what they describe as the first on-demand, high-resolution streaming music service in Japan. Rhapsody International is providing its “Powered by Napster” platform including a set of systems, tools and APIs to allow SMEJ to quickly launch and bring its on-demand service to market. The service, [...]

  • China's Alibaba to Take Majority Control

    Alibaba to Take Majority Control of Alibaba Pictures

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is to take majority control of its films unit Alibaba Pictures. The $160 million (HK$1.25 billion) deal was announced Monday. The companies said that Alibaba would increase its stake in Hong Kong- and Singapore-listed Alibaba Pictures through a share subscription. It will lift the parent company’s stake from 49% to 51%, [...]

  • Guy Moot

    Is Sony/ATV’s Guy Moot Headed for Top Job at Warner/Chappell?

    Ever since Jon Platt announced in September that he will be stepping down from his post at the helm of Warner/Chappell Publishing to take the top job at Sony/ATV when Martin Bandier’s contract is up at the end of March, speculation has been rife about who will take over for him. One name has been [...]

  • The King Eric Clapton A Life

    Rashida Jones, Lili Zanuck Talk Grammy Nominations and the Music-Documentary Gold Rush

    Nothing takes you back to time and a place like the music of a particular era. That’s one big reason why music documentaries are flourishing at a time of enormous demand for high-end docu productions. This year’s five Grammy Award nominees for best music film reflect the appetite for stories about renowned and beloved musical figures, [...]

  • il bussetto best business card holder

    Office-Appropriate Gifting: The Best Gifts For Your Colleagues and Bosses

    You can do better than a handshake or bottle of wine to wish your boss a Happy Holiday this season. Here are 10 gifts that show your appreciation for your colleagues or manager, while also helping you stand out from the card and cookie-wielding pack. 1. Personalized Beer Growler Whether they are using it for [...]

  • viceroy-los-cabos-review

    Winter Hotel Guide: Where The Stars Stay in Los Angeles, New York and Beyond

    Whether for a business meeting, a private event, or an intimate celebration for family and friends, these are the hotels that Hollywood keeps on its list. From storied properties that are rich in film and fashion lore, to new players on the hospitality scene, here’s where to book your next stay. 1. Hotel Shangri-La (Santa [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content