United Talent Agency has promoted more than 100 employees across 30 departments, marking its largest-ever class of promotions.
The promotions — which encompass employees at all levels of the company and across multiple global offices — come from departments including business affairs, comedy touring, corporate communications, corporate services, culture & leadership, digital talent, emerging platforms, endorsements & voiceover, finance & accounting, fine arts, growth & operations, heartland, human resources, independent film, information technology, IQ, marketing, media rights, motion picture literary, music, music innovations, news & broadcasting, production, speakers, sports, talent, theatre, television literary, TV talent, unscripted television, UTA Foundation, ventures and video games.
“Amid the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the pandemic, having the ability to promote over 100 colleagues is a testament to the perseverance of our UTA family and the continued evolution and expansion of our company,” UTA Co-President David Kramer said, announcing the news. “We couldn’t be more proud or grateful for this group’s resilience and innovative thinking in the face of adversity, and we can’t wait to watch them thrive in their new positions.”
The agency reports that the group of promoted employees represent an array of gender and ethnic groups. UTA says nearly 60% of those promoted identify as women and over 35% identify as people of color. Additionally, 90% of those promoted to agent and nearly 80% of those promoted to coordinator started their careers in UTA’s Agent Training Program.
In 2021, UTA has made a number of key hires in newly created positions, including Heather Brooks Karatz as exec vice president of growth and operations; Jean-Rene Zetrenne as chief people officer; Clinton Foy as general partner, venture capital; and Danny Barton as sports content executive.
In October 2020, the agency expanded its partner ranks with 19 promotions, elevating agents and executives in the largest partnership class in UTA’s history.