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Lyndsay Harding becomes first female major agency CFO

Harding, formerly of film company Amblin Partners, joins United Talent as the 'first woman CFO' of a major talent agency

By IQ on 08 Feb 2018

Lyndsay Harding, UTA

image © Alex J. Berliner/ABImages/UTA

United Talent Agency (UTA) has hired Lyndsay Harding as its new chief financial officer, in an appointment the company says marks the first time a woman has served as CFO of a major booking agency.

Harding (pictured), who starts in her new role on 19 March, joins UTA from Amblin Partners, where she helped broker the Steven Spielberg-founded film company’s strategic partnership with Alibaba Pictures and the recent sale of a minority stake to Universal.

“Lyndsay is an important addition to UTA’s accomplished senior management team,” UTA COO Andrew Thau tells THR. “A highly regarded and respected executive, Lyndsay brings tremendous experience both within the entertainment business and finance. As we continue to take advantage of the tremendous transformation taking place in an increasingly complex industry, Lyndsay’s role will be pivotal to our further diversification and growth.”

UTA recently donated US$1 million to the Time’s Up movement, which provides legal support to people who have experienced sexual harassment or assault in Hollywood, alongside CAA, WME, ICM Partners and Paradigm Talent Agency.

 


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