LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) United Talent Agency has announced eight coordinators have been elevated to agent April 20 across seven divisions in Los Angeles, New York and Nashville.
Additionally, 20 assistants have been promoted to coordinators in Music, Television Literary, Digital, Speakers, Theatre, Tour Marketing, Books, Corporate Services and UTA IQ spanning the Los Angeles, New York and London offices.
Brett Duchon and Sarah Kowaney are now agents in Licensing, Branding and Endorsements; Kellen Alberstone in Alternative Television; Max Karpen in Speakers; Jessica Preciado in Marketing; Sara Schoch in Music Brand Partnerships; Miae Shin in News and Broadcast; and Stephanie Smith in UTA IQ.
UTA Co-President David Kramer stated, “At UTA we take great pride in fostering the industry leaders of tomorrow. With these promotions, we’re
proud to celebrate the achievements of our colleagues across the agency.”
Alberstone, Duchon, Preciado, Schoch and Kowaney follow the long tradition of all legacy agencies of being upped from the mailroom as part of the Agent Trainee Program.
“At UTA we take great pride in fostering the industry leaders of tomorrow. With these promotions, we’re proud to celebrate the achievements of our colleagues across the agency,” said UTA Co-President David Kramer.
Kowaney is the first individual to come up through the ranks to agent through UTA’s University High Mentorship Program, which provides arts grants, college scholarships and internship opportunities for under-represented students in Los Angeles each year. Her introduction to the agency began as a high school student at University High in 2006 when she was paired with a mentor at UTA.
She was offered a pre-college internship with the agency which landed her a spot in the agency’s mailroom after she graduated from college. She went on to work as an assistant in the Licensing, Branding and Endorsements division and, after several years, was promoted to be the agency’s first-ever Voiceover Coordinator, managing the roster in animation, voiceover and commercial fields.
Kowaney is now a mentor in the UTA University High Mentoring Program, according to a statement.