By NIKKI FINKE Wednesday November 18, 2009 @ 1:08pm
UTA board member Tracey Jacobs made the announcement this morning to the agency that talent agents Billy Lazarus and Shani Rosenzweig have been promoted to the UTA partnership. Both joined the agency about 10 years ago. Lazarus, who reps clients such as Elizabeth Banks, Patrick Dempsey, Sigourney Weaver, Joseph Fiennes, Sandra Oh, Hope Davis, Kyra Sedgwick, and Emily Watson, joined the agency from the PR firm Huvane Baum Halls before it merged with PMK. Rosenzweig, whose clients include Paul Rudd, Jason Bateman, Tim Robbins, Josh Peck, Vincent D’Onofrio, Michelle Rodriguez, Wilmer Valderrama, Michael Keaton, William Petersen, Alicia Silverstone, started her career at Abrams Artists. This brings the total number of partners at UTA to 23, out of more than 100 agents. Pretty soon, UTA will have to hold its staff meetings at the Beverly Wilshire, too.