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Seth Oster to Exit as UTA Global Chief Communications Officer

Oster joined the agency in 2017 and is expected to depart by the end of January

Seth Oster, United Talent Agency’s global chief communications officer, is set to exit UTA by the end of the month, a source told TheWrap.

Oster is leaving “to pursue a new opportunity,” UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer announced in an internal memo Friday. Zimmer also noted that Oster will help with the transition process for his role and the corporate communications team over the next few months. Details on Oster’s new position were not disclosed.

‚ÄúSeth has played a pivotal role over the past five years at UTA. He led us through numerous acquisitions and a few crises,” Zimmer wrote in his memo. “He handled every challenge with focus and aplomb. His guidance through the WGA impasse, his relentless drive to tell our story, and his success at building our communication practice to be among the best in the business, are just a few of the important contributions that Seth has made to UTA.”

Oster joined UTA in 2017 and was made a partner in 2020, and he’s been widely admired and respected at the agency since joining.

He is a veteran of Hollywood and politics for the last 25 years and in 2009 was appointed by President Obama to lead public affairs at the Environmental Protection Agency. He’s also worked for Sen. Dianne Feinstein and held roles with the Screen Actors Guild, MPA and AFI.

Variety first reported the news.

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