Thursday, June 13, 2024

Hollywood Talent Agency That Had “Resist” Demonstration Promotes No Blacks to Partner, But 7 White Men, 1 White Woman, 1 Asian Woman


I don’t know if there are black people at Hollywood agency UTA. Maybe there aren’t.

But gosh, they went all out this morning with this announcement: they’ve promoted 7 white men, 1 white woman, and 1 Asian woman to partner status. In the Hollywood Reporter story, they published pictures of all of them except the Asian woman.

There isn’t a single black person in the story.

UTA was the agency which skipped its Oscar party and threw a ‘resist’ demonstration. You can see what they resisted.

Same as it ever was, same – as – it -ever- was.

I guess really, this is so funny because no one at United Talent or the Hollywood Reporter saw the irony in this.

Are there black agents at UTA? Email me

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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