United Talent Agency (UTA) has switched to a territorial representation system for the US and Canada, following a popular trend in the representation world. The realignment is not expected to change day-to-day dealings with acts and venues, according to divisional president and COO Jack Ross.
Formerly known as The Agency Group, the UK-owned firm was acquired by LA-based UTA last September in a move that added significant clout to the combined org and vastly expanded TAG’s client opportunities in related entertainment fields including digital content platforms, motion pictures, television, online entertainment, video gaming, books, branding, licensing and speaking engagements.
“Going forward, we will assign dedicated agents to cover venues of all size across the U.S. and Canada,” the company said in an internal release. “We will also assign agents to work specifically with festivals, colleges, casinos and private/corporate events. For bookings currently in progress, the responsible agent with whom you have been working will reach out to let you know whether he or she will continue to work on your event, or whether it will transition into the new territorial system.”
The only notable change affecting the operations here is the redeployment of Darcy Gregoire who is now working out of the California offices handling performing arts centers and theaters.
The company released a new map of all the new agent territories, which you can see by clicking here.
The Canadian division’s roster includes 26 acts with Juno nominations this year, including Shawn Hook, Marianas Trench, Metric, Dean Brody, Dallas Green, Alex Cuba, and Nickelback.