UTA Announces 35 Promotions Across Multiple Divisions
Courtesy of UTA – UTA promotions
From left to right, line one: Eni Akintade, Jordan Gorelick, Olivia Fanaro, A.J. Leone, Riley Folsom and Faith Brown From left to right, line two: Tina Dunca, Connor Morgan, Aïcha Forbes-Diaby, Mallory Guzzi, Alejandra Reyes and Pranav Mandavia From left to right, line three: Angelica Ayala-Torres, Zuzanna Ciolek, Kendall Schreiberg, Liam McNamara and Talia Myers.
United Talent Agency has announced 35 promotions across over 20 divisions in multiple offices, with new agents in talent, music crossover, TV and more.
The following staff were promoted to agent, executive or associate levels:
In Los Angeles, Pranav Mandavia is an agent in Digital Talent, A.J. Leone is agent in Emerging Platforms, Zuzanna Ciolek is an executive in Fine Arts; Olivia Fanaro is agent in Media Rights; Eni Akintade is agent in Motion Picture Literary, Aïcha Forbes-Diaby is now an associate in Music Business Affairs, Angelica Ayala-Torres is now an executive in Music Innovation, Jordan Gorelick is now an agent in Talent; Riley Folsom is now an agent in Talent/Music Crossover; Liam McNamara is now an associate in Television Business Affairs; Faith Brown, Connor Morgan, Talia Myers and Alejandra Reyes and are now agents in Television Literary, and Kendall Schreiberg is now an executive in UTA Marketing, and in New York Mallory Guzzi is now a designer in Brand Studio and Tina Dunca is now an agent in Music Brand Partnerships.
UTA also announced 18 new Coordinators across multiple divisions. In Los Angeles, Qihan “Silas” Wang is now a coordinator in Asia Business Development Crossover; Alex Swilley is now a cordinator in Brand Studio; Kyle Boulia is now a coordinator in Corporate Communications; Nicole Vincent is now a coordinator in Digital Talent; Alex Don is now a Ccordinator in Esports; Taylor Weil is now a coordinator in Human Resources; Isaiah Jones is now a coordinator in Live Events; Jev Valles is now a coordinator in Motion Picture Literary; Brian Mercer is now a coordinator in Speakers; Ross Wiggins is now a coordinator in Talent; Echo Matthews and Spencer Reiss are now coordinators in Television Literary; and Jeumana Jaber and Courtney Poey are now coordinators in UTA Ventures; in New York, Candice Lyseight is now a coordinator in Human Resources; Noah Friedlander is now a coordinator in Music; and Dan Milaschewski is now a Coordinator in Publishing; and in Florida, Jessica Diehr is now a Coordinator in Speakers.
UTA notes the diversity of the staff promoted, with more than half identifying as female, two veterans, and over three-fourths started in the company’s industry-leading Agent Training Program, with one-fourth of those starting in UTA’s Internship program.
“This next generation of leaders have exhibited a profound spirit of resilience, innovation and ability that no pandemic could impact,” said UTA Co-President David Kramer. “The promotions serve as important milestones for our colleagues in their careers, as well as a testament to UTA’s continued evolution and growth across multiple business areas. I’m confident our clients and company will be well-served by their talents for years to come.”
The elevations come amid UTA’s announcement of several commitments around diversity, equity and inclusion, including the decision to significantly raise the pay of all assistants and entry-level employees, the donation of $1 million to social justice causes, unconscious bias training for all colleagues, and elevating senior leaders of color to the Board of Directors and Partnership.
The announcement also says this year, UTA became the first of the major agencies to reach an agreement with the WGA ending the year-long contract dispute between writers and all talent agencies.