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 UTA Acquires Echo Location Talent Agency

UTA has announced the acquisition of U.K.-based Echo Location Talent Agency. The firm was founded and led by Obi Asika (pictured above), who will serve as Co-Head of UTA’s UK office alongside Neil Warnock. Asika will report to Co-Heads of Worldwide Music Samantha Kirby Yoh and David Zedeck. Senior agent Belinda Law and a group […] go to Article >

‘Call My Agent!’ 5th Season and Spinoff Movie in the Works

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A fifth season and a movie spinoff of “Call My Agent!,” the popular series set at a talent agency in Paris, are in the works from the show’s French producers and public broadcaster France Television, according to Variety. “Call My Agent!” centers... read more

14 top private-equity firms that are pouring billions into the advertising industry

21 Days ago Finance Source:

Summary List PlacementPrivate equity firms are pouring money into advertising after avoiding the sector for decades. In 2019, private equity invested an estimated $57 billion in marketing and tech companies, and the percentage of  marketing,... read more

UTA Acquires Echo Location Talent Agency, Founder Obi Asika Named Co-Head of UK Office

47 Days ago Gossip Source:

UTA has acquired London-based talent agency Echo Location, and Echo’s founder, Obi Asika, has been named the co-head of UTA’s UK office where he will serve alongside Neil Warnock. The move helps bolster UTA’s global music footprint, as Echo... read more

Cameron Crowe Signs With UTA

46 Days ago Gossip Source:

Cameron Crowe, the director behind films like “Jerry Maguire” and “Almost Famous,” has signed with UTA. UTA will work alongside Crowe’s longtime manager, Irving Azoff, to represent the director in all areas, including film and television. Crowe... read more

Why Paradigm Is Unlikely to Survive as a Standalone Agency Post-Pandemic

31 Days ago Gossip Source:

The collapse of Paradigm after a brutal pandemic year means that the agency is unlikely to survive on its own once it completes the sale of its music assets to sports and media mogul Casey Wasserman announced earlier this week, industry insiders... read more

REVEALED: How much Joby, the leading flying car startup that recently acquired Uber Elevate, pays engineers

81 Days ago Finance Source:

Summary List PlacementJust over a decade after it was founded, urban air mobility startup Joby has firmly established itself as the leader of a pack of startups working towards a similar goal: safe, sustainable, commonplace air taxis (aka... read more

How Hollywood Agencies Pivoted in Pandemic: Downsizing, Streaming and Making Peace With Writers

112 Days ago Gossip Source:

Hollywood’s movie studios weren’t the only industry players that shifted business models during the pandemic. The talent agency business was rocked to its core as well. In the early months of the pandemic, live events and movie and TV productions... read more

Hollywood Mass Layoffs in 2020 Open Door for a New Breed of Creative Exec: ‘Adapt or Die’

105 Days ago Gossip Source:

After an ugly pandemic year, thousands of Hollywood workers affected by COVID-19 layoffs may struggle to find similar jobs when the health crisis fades in 2021 — particularly creative executives in charge of driving content creation in a... read more

Is Florida the new Wall Street?

128 Days ago Finance Source:

Summary List PlacementA Bronx-born billionaire now based in Florida worries his home city will become a "graveyard." A Long Island-based congressman is urging a big bank not to "abandon us, please," after he was rattled reading a report of... read more