United Talent Agency announced on Thursday that it has promoted nine coordinators to agent status, and an assistant who was promoted to executive.
The promotions spread across nine divisions in the New York and Los Angeles offices.
Jed Baker and Milorad Dragicevic are now agents in TV literary; Jonathan Beckerman was promoted to an agent in TV talent; Houston Costa in talent; Addison Duffy in media rights; J.B. Fitzgerald in alternative/news and broadcasting; Anna Flickinger in motion picture literary; Jacob Luftglass in comedy touring and Jamie Kaye-Phillips in theatre.
Ron Kadykowski was promoted to an executive in business affairs.
“We are proud to celebrate this latest group of agents and coordinators taking the next step in their careers at UTA,” said UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer in a statement. “Attracting talented, innovative people to UTA is the backbone that supports our growth and success and what makes our culture strong. These promotions are not just a celebration of our colleagues’ milestones, but solidifies our commitment to developing another generation of leaders in our industry.”
UTA also promoted 21 assistants across five offices in music, motion picture literary, TV talent, TV literary, talent, podcasting, digital talent, marketing, alternative, theatre, speakers, UTA IQ and human resources to coordinators.
The talent agency said that among the 17 agents promoted at UTA in the last year, more than half identify as female and more than a third as people of color. UTA has made it a continued effort to develop and diversify its ranks.
All of the promoted agents worked as assistants as part of UTA’s agent training program. Baker, Dragicevic, Beckerman, Duffy, Fitzgerald, Flickinger and Luftglass follow UTA’s longstanding tradition of beginning in the agency’s mailroom.