Paramount TV Hires UTA’s David Flynn to Find and Adapt New International IP

Former agent recently worked on Netflix’s “Dark”

Last Updated: February 27, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

David Flynn has been named the Executive Vice President, International Strategy of Paramount Television, the company said Tuesday.

“David has a keen eye for identifying ambitious content from premier content creators worldwide,” said Paramount TV President Amy Powell, who Flynn will report to.

Flynn hails from UTA, where he was an agent in the Literary department for more than a decade. Flynn most recently worked on the German thriller “Dark” for Netflix, which is currently the streaming giant’s most successful non-English language series. He’s worked with filmmakers like Laszlo Nemes, Ziad Douieri, Rupert Wyatt, and several more.

“I’m incredibly excited to join Amy and her amazing team,” Flynn said. “Paramount’s iconic library, matched with the innovative leadership in place at the studio today, provides unlimited opportunities to continue to transform the model around pairing original IP with brilliant content creators.

“I look forward to helping expand this model internationally and bringing the most visionary filmmakers, producers and creators into Paramount TV to make content for the global market place,” he continued. “I am grateful for my last decade at UTA and look forward to working with everyone in my new role.”

“Paramount TV is getting a tremendous executive in David Flynn,” said UTA boss David Kramer. “He’s been a great colleague at UTA for more than decade and integral in building our international business. We truly wish him the best and look forward to many years of continued work together.”

Flynn, who was born and raised in Ireland, began his film career working on Paramount’s “Braveheart,” which was shot in his home country (but set in Scotland). There he started his own management company, which produced “Seraphim Falls” starring Liam Neeson, Pierce Brosnan and Anjelica Houston and was sold at the Toronto Film Festival in 2006.