UTA Promotes 9 Agents to Partner

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United Talent Agency (UTA) has promoted nine agents to partner status, representing a 20-percent expansion of the agency’s top ranks, the company announced Tuesday.

Sarah Clossey, Steve Cohen, Gueran Ducoty, Charles Ferraro, Pete Franciosa, Allan Haldeman, Keya Khayatian, Tim Phillips and Jo Yao all join UTA’s 44 existing partners.

Clossey, Cohen and Yao are agents in UTA’s Motion Picture Talent department; Ducoty heads UTA’s Licensing & Endorsements department; Ferraro and Keya Khayatian are agents in UTA’s Motion Picture Literary department; Franciosa heads UTA’s Production department; Haldeman is an agent in UTA’s Television department; and Phillips is an agent in UTA’s Television Literary department.

“These promotions reflect the strong individual contributions, skills and networks of our newest partners and our collective confidence about the opportunities ahead for our agency and clients in a shifting media environment,” said UTA Managing Directors Jeremy Zimmer, David Kramer and Jay Sures in a statement. “Each of these individuals plays an integral role in our success.  We value the passion, integrity and commitment they bring to work every day on behalf of UTA’s clients, and we know they will continue to accomplish great things.”

Cohen, Ducoty, Ferraro, Khayatian, Haldeman, Phillips and Yao all came to the high ranks of the agency through the UTA Agent Training Program. Clossey, who represents stars like Bryan Cranston and Rashida Jones, joined UTA in 2007 from Paradigm, while Franciosa joined in 1998 from International Creative Management.

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