David Kramer and Jay Sures have been named co-presidents of United Talent Agency.The elevation of the agency veterans reflects the pair's work in running the tenpercentery with CEO Jeremy Zimmer.UTA has significantly expanded its operations in recent years and brought in an outside investor, Jeffrey Ubben, for the first time. Kramer and Sures had served as managing directors since 2010.“Jay and David embody the greatest parts of UTA, and I couldn’t ask for better, smarter or more creative partners,” said...
Elevated from managing director to co-president along with David Kramer in September 2017, Jay Sures runs the company’s television literary department. His personal clients include Steve Levitan, Chuck Lorre, Larry Wilmore, Darren Star, Dr. Phil, Chuck Todd, Jake Tapper, Norah O’Donnell, Don Lemon and Elizabeth Vargas, among others.
Sures oversees more than 350 agents and 1,000 employees including the agency’s TV divisions, encompassing everything from UTA’s scripted and non-scripted groups, news and broadcasting, TV talent and its speakers division. He also manages UTA’s news and broadcast department after the company’s 2014 acquisition of the N.S. Bienstock agency, which represents more than 600 on-air reporters, news anchors, and producers including Robin Roberts, Anderson Cooper, David Muir, Bill O’Reilly, and Glenn Beck. Sures is also a co-founder of the UTA Foundation, a non-profit organization that assists clients and employees in their philanthropic endeavors.
Born in Canada, but raised in Los Angeles, Sures first joined UTA when it was founded in 1991. He worked in the mailroom before rising in ranks. He is a graduate of UCLA, where he has also served as an assistant visiting professor for graduate students at both the UCLA School of Theatre, Film, and Television and the UCLA Anderson School of Management and UCLA School of Law.