Veteran Agent David Lubliner Departs WME for UTA

Hire comes during busy month for agency

Last Updated: January 16, 2019 @ 9:52 PM

Veteran William Morris Endeavor agent David Lubliner is leaving the company to join United Talent Agency, an individual with knowledge of the matter tells TheWrap.

Lubliner’s clients include several screenwriter heavy hitters, including Mark Bomback (“Planet of the Apes”), Justin Simien (“Dear White People”), Kenneth Lonergan (“Manchester By the Sea”), and Bill Condon (“Dreamgirls”). It hasn’t been disclosed which of his clients will be making the jump with him, or what his new role at UTA will be.

Lubliner’s hire is part of a busy month for UTA. Earlier this week, the agency hired Darnell Strom, who previously worked for former President Bill Clinton and former Vice President Joe Biden among others, to lead a newly created culture and leadership division. He will work with new and existing UTA clients looking to expand their diverse businesses and cultural influence.

And at the start of January, UTA Co-President Jay Sures was appointed to the University of California board of regents in one of Jerry Brown’s last acts as governor of California.

Deadline first reported Lubliner’s move to UTA.