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Literary Agent Rio Hernandez Exiting UTA

By | Tuesday July 27, 2010 @ 10:08am PDT

It’s very amicable and she wants to remain an agent. She will be a consultant to UTA for the next few months while she lines up her next job. I hear the reason UTA let her go is because of a personality conflict. A protege of David Kramer, Hernandez has a solid roster of clients and an excellent reputation.  “She is one of the few agents who protects her clients’ creative voices and individuality, and because of that her writers are very loyal to her,” a tipster tells me.

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Kramer And Jacobs Boosted To UTA Board

EXCLUSIVE: David Kramer, a 16-year veteran who started in the mailroom, and Tracey Jacobs, a 10-year veteran who came over after a long career at ICM, have been promoted to members of United Talent’s governing board of directors. Agency head Jim Berkus is telling the tenpercentery about it right now. Both agents were in play, with Endeavor courting Jacobs hard, and CAA’s Richard Lovett calling Kramer twice a day.

Jacobs especially was hamstrung: she can’t leave UTA without also leaving a shitload of money behind her. Because in addition to Johnny Depp, she has two big TV stars that are integrally involved in UTA television packages: William Petersen in CSI and Vincent D’Onofrio in Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Harrison Ford, Rachel McAdams, Jason Bateman, and directors Lasse Hallstrom, Greg Mottola, Mike White. With these golden handcuffs on her wrists, no agency wants to write that huge check to free her. Kramer reps John August, Charlie Kaufman, Jonathan Dayton & Valeria Faris, Michael Goldenberg, Curtis Hanson, Ehren Krueger, Harold Ramis, Robin Swicord, Pam Brady, David Self, David Diamond & David Weissman. Kramer has also been a point man for Judd Apatow who has not yet decided on his agency future. (See my previous, Apatow Says He’s Still At UTA For Now.)

Today’s moves follow the recent shake-up within UTA after the agency rumbled … Read More »

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