There are two more entries to add to the tumultuous start of the year in the agency business as Jake Carter and Travis Tammero have joined the ranks of UTA’s Independent Film Team.
Carter will be based at UTA’s New York office, while Tammero will be based at the agency’s Beverly Hills headquarters. Both report to Jim Meenaghan and Rena Ronson, partners and co-heads of the Independent Film Group.
Carter joined UTA after working as a vp at bicoastal 30WEST where he played key roles in movies like The Mauritania, The Terminator, The Late Night, The Ben Has Returned, A Kind Of Paradise and coming soon Contractors. Prior to that, he worked at Black Bear Pictures, and his resume includes jobs at Sloss Eckhouse Dasti Haynes LawCo and FilmBuff (now Gunpowder & Sky).
Tammero, who sells documentaries and series to studios, independent distributors and digital platforms, previously worked at the CAA. During his time here, he has joined teams representing filmmakers, financiers and producers such as DJ Caruso, Glen Zipper, Josh Zeman, Carmelo Anthony, Alex Winter, Jackie Chan and others. He has also worked on 76 days, homeroom, Justin Bieber: Our world and WeWork: The Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn.
UTA co-chairman David Kramer said in a statement that he was “delighted to welcome these highly regarded agents to our industry-leading team of independent filmmakers,” with responsible for funding and distributing content for independent and co-sponsored feature films. He continued by adding, “Their broad experience will strengthen the team in a variety of ways and is particularly important in helping to expand our rapidly growing documentary business. “.
They also participate in a pivotal moment. The theatrical film business is still evolving due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while demand for indie dramas, documentaries, and series in the streaming world remains high. Carter and Tammero also kicked off the new year with Meenaghan and Ronson’s team as they gear up for this month’s Sundance Film Festival, one of the first major live markets to be held amid the ongoing pandemic. UTA’s indie film team whose credits include A Hero, Young Promising Woman, Mauritian, Father, Hidden Image, Room, Lady Bird, Big Sick, Call Me By Your Name and I, Tonya, among others.