David Kramer
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United States
2020

UTA

David
Kramer

Co-President

Kramer kept closing deals during the pandemic, orchestrating the sale of Alex Gibney’s documentary “Totally Under Control,” which detailed the White House’s response to COVID-19, to Neon for U.S. distribution and helping negotiate for Judd Apatow’s “The King of Staten Island” to stream on premium VOD, while personally repping a client list that includes Brad Bird, Pam Brady, Robin Swicord and Will Gluck and his prodco Olive Bridge Entertainment. In the big picture, as co-president of UTA, he oversees the motion picture literary department, as well as independent film, talent, media rights, publishing, comedy touring, production and UTA IQ. He’s also cofounder of the nonprofit UTA Foundation, which sponsors various philanthropic initiatives, including an annual day for staff to donate their time to a charity.

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

Philanthropy

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