David Kramer
Alex J. Berliner
United States
2022

UTA

David
Kramer

President

A 30-year veteran of UTA, Kramer was elevated from co-president to president of the agency in September 2022. He has overall oversight of UTA, managing more than a dozen individual divisions, including motion pictures, comedy touring, podcasting/audio and UTA IQ, the agency’s data and analytics group. Prior to his promotion, he played a lead role in UTA’s June 2022 acquisition of London-based agency the Curtis Brown Group, whose 123-year-old books department represents Margaret Atwood (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), Jeffery Deaver (“The Bone Collector”) and the estates of John le Carré, A.A. Milne and Ian Fleming, among others, greatly expanding its presence in the literary world. Kramer also worked with UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer to secure an investment from Stockholm-based private equity firm EQT Holdings, making it the agency’s largest outside shareholder. In addition to his work at UTA, Kramer serves on the advisory board for the Peabody Awards.

Career

  • UTA
  • Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center board
  • Harold Ramis Film School

Education

  • University of Georgia (GA, USA)
  • University of Southern California (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2021 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact

Philanthropy

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UTA Elevates David Kramer to President, Jay Sures to Vice Chairman

UTA Elevates David Kramer to President, Jay Sures to Vice Chairman

United Talent Agency (UTA) has announced new roles for former co-presidents David Kramer and Jay Sures. Kramer has been named president, while Sures will become vice chairman. The longtime agents and board members have served as co-presidents since 2017, with the realignment of their roles intended to allow the veteran company executives to focus on their respective strengths in growing the agency.UTA co-founder and CEO Jeremy Zimmer shared the news of Kramer and Sures' promotions in a company-wide email sent...

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