TORONTO (CelebrityAccess) — United Talent Agency has revealed internally that they plan to gradually shutter their offices in Toronto over the coming months.
In a August 1st memo obtained by Variety, UTA's Jeremy Zimmer told staffers: “Now, after considering where we see the strongest prospects for continued growth, we have made the decision to take additional steps to focus our global music practice in the U.S. and UK. This will mainly impact our colleagues in Toronto, where we will be closing that office over the coming months. We’re taking this step after careful consideration, and we recognize it’s a tough one for our colleagues there. They are talented professionals who we’ve collaborated with for many years and who have contributed to our success. We are incredibly grateful to every one of them.”
While closing an office never feels good, Zimmer was upbeat about UTA's future and suggested that the decision was a strategic move.
UTA's music department has seen a number of dramatic changes in recent months, including the acquisition of The Agency Group, the addition of a number of new agents, as well as David Zedeck, a former Live Nation exec who joined UTA as their global head of music.