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United Talent Agency appoints new co-presidents

David Kramer and Jay Sures, who had been co-MDs since 2010, "embody the greatest parts of UTA", says agency CEO Jeremy Zimmer

By Jon Chapple on 06 Sep 2017

Jay Sures, David Kramer, UTA

Sures (left) and Kramer


image © United Talent Agency

David Kramer and Jay Sures have been promoted to co-presidents of United Talent Agency (UTA).

Kramer, who oversees who UTA’s film, comedy touring, licensing and publishing activities, and Sures, who heads up its television departments, both began their careers as assistants to agency co-founder Peter Benedek, and have since 2010 served as joint managing directors.

“Jay and David embody the greatest parts of UTA, and I couldn’t ask for better, smarter or more creative partners,” says Jeremy Zimmer, CEO of Beverly Hills-based UTA. As UTA continues to grow and pursue new ventures, partnerships and acquisitions, these titles are a more appropriate reflection of their central roles and what’s next for UTA as an entertainment company.”

“We’ve loved working and growing the business together, and we look forward to continuing that work”

In a joint statement, Kramer and Sures add: “As we continue to expand and evolve into a truly diverse entertainment company, artists and creators remain at the centre of everything we do.

“For us, this partnership has worked so well for so long because it’s always been more than just a professional experience. We’ve loved working and growing the business together, and we look forward to continuing that work with our fellow board members, partners and everyone across the agency.”

UTA in July brought in David Zedeck, formerly of Live Nation, as head of music.

 


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