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October 24, 1997 | James Bates
United Talent Agency named longtime agent and founding partner Jim Berkus as its sole chairman, with Marty Bauer stepping down as president to take on a consulting role with the agency. Bauer become a senior counselor to the agency, which represents such major stars as Jim Carrey and Sandra Bullock. The agency will be run by a board of directors that includes Berkus and agents Jeremy Zimmer, Nick Stevens, Peter Benedek and Gary Cosay. Other principals of the company include David Schiff and J.J.
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BUSINESS
January 16, 1996
United Talent Agency confirmed it has reorganized its executive structure, with President Marty Bauer stepping down in favor of a seven-member committee. Bauer will be on that committee along with agents Jeremy Zimmer, Gary Cosay, Gavin Polone, Nick Stevens, Jim Berkus and Peter Benedek. Daily Variety reported that the change was announced to UTA's staff late Friday. UTA is a fast-growing agency representing such stars as Jim Carrey and Kelsey Grammer.
BUSINESS
November 30, 2006 | Dawn C. Chmielewski, Times Staff Writer
In an attempt to adapt to changes in the entertainment industry resulting from digital technologies, United Talent Agency has hired veteran television executive Adam Ware as head of business development to help the agency seek out new media opportunities for its clients. Ware said he would help showcase the work of the agency's artists by identifying emerging distribution outlets beyond the established online players such as AOL, Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes and YouTube.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 1985 | DAVID T. FRIENDLY, Times Staff Writer
The long wait for Eddie Murphy's next movie at Paramount Pictures is apparently over. The movie will be "Golden Child," an action-comedy set in India and Los Angeles. A spokesman for the studio confirmed that a deal closed Thursday evening will have Murphy in front of the cameras this fall for a summer, 1986 release. "Everybody is very excited over here," said a high-ranking production executive. "We've got our Eddie movie." The choice is a surprise.
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July 23, 1995 | Frank Rose, Frank Rose is a contributing writer at Premiere magazine. His last book was "West of Eden: The End of Innocence at Apple Computer" (Viking/Penguin).
It was one of those interchangeable industry seminars at which a half-dozen agents, studio execs or producers, pontificate before a roomful of people who are desperate to break into the business, who care less about the knowledge these wise ones have to impart than about cornering them later and maybe walking away with a business card. A name! A phone number! A contact! This particular seminar was organized for an audience of would-be filmmakers, few of whom could boast of agency representation.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
In a deal that underscores the growing importance of digital platforms for reaching young audiences, DreamWorks Animation said it is acquiring the YouTube teen network AwesomenessTV for $33 million in cash. Under terms of the agreement, DreamWorks will pay the up-front cash consideration and there are incentives that could ultimately make the acquisition ultimately worth as much as $117 million, if AwesomenessTV achieves certain performance goals over the next two years. "AwesomenessTV is one of the fastest growing content channels on the Internet today and our acquisition of this groundbreaking venture will bring incredible momentum to our digital strategy," DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg said in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski and Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times
Illustrating the power of social media, more than 30,000 fans of the cult favorite television series "Veronica Mars" pledged $2 million in a single day - or 10 hours, to be exact - to finance an independent film based on the teen drama. The overnight success of the fundraising effort - the biggest film campaign in Kickstarter history, and the fastest to reach the $1-million threshold - represents a milestone in Hollywood moviemaking economics. It demonstrates that devoted fan communities can rally to support projects that mainstream studios might otherwise reject.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 1992 | JANE GALBRAITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Despite the controversy surrounding Ice-T's song "Cop Killer," the rapper hasn't been too busy to pursue his acting career. Between press conferences, tour planning and concerts, the "Ice," as his closest associates call him, is making the rounds of Hollywood pitching movies with himself as the star--not the sidekick or supporting actor as he was in "New Jack City" and the upcoming "Trespass."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 1991 | JEFF KAYE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When people here discuss "Naked Hollywood," the six-part BBC documentary about the off-camera machinations of the L.A. film industry, they invariably mention the animal footage. It's the part that comes on screen as talent agent Jeremy Zimmer is describing agencies as being like "wild animals" who "spend much of their time feeding upon each other" by stealing clients. While he talks, gorillas, rams, sea lions and other wild beasts are seen fighting and mating.
BUSINESS
July 26, 1994 | ALAN CITRON
Some civilizations turn historic places into shrines to good or evil. Others merely redecorate them and move on, which helps explain how United Talent Agency came to occupy the sweeping Beverly Hills office that junk bond kingpin Michael Milken lorded over in the 1980s. UTA signed a lease on the space just one day after Drexel Burnham Lambert abandoned ship.
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