Jake Carter and Travis Tammero Join Indie Film Group UTA as Agents – Deadline

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EXCLUSIVE: Jake Carter and Travis Tammero have joined UTA as agents in the Independent Film Group division.

Carter will be based in the agency’s office in New York, while Tammero will work from his headquarters in Los Angeles. Both will report to Jim Meenaghan and Rena Ronson, partners and co-heads of the independent filmmaking group.

“Rena, Jim and I are thrilled to welcome these highly regarded agents to our industry-leading independent filmmaking team,” said UTA Co-Chairman David Kramer. “Their vast experience will enrich the team in a variety of ways and is particularly essential in helping to develop our growing documentary business.”

Carter comes to UTA from 30West, where he served as vice president, overseeing the production of critically acclaimed films, including Mauritanian, Destructive, Late at night, Ben is back, A kind of paradiseand Chris Pine’s upcoming thriller The contractor. Prior to 30West, Carter worked at Black Bear Pictures, having started his career at Sloss Eckhouse Dasti Haynes LawCo and FilmBuff, the independent sales and distribution company now part of Gunpowder & Sky.

Tammero specializes in mounting and orchestrating the sales of documentaries and series to studios, independent distributors and digital platforms. He previously worked at CAA, representing filmmakers, financiers and producers including DJ Caruso, Glen Zipper, Josh Zeman, Carmelo Anthony, Alex Winter and Jackie Chan, among others. Tammero has notably contributed to award-winning documentary projects such as 76 days, Classroom, Justin Bieber: Our World and WeWork: or the making and destroying of a $47 billion unicorn.

The Independent Film Group division of leading talent agency UTA focuses on funding and content distribution for independent and co-financed films. He helped structure financing and sales for Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-nominated drama A herowhich snagged the Grand Prix at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, and will soon bring a strong slate to the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Additional selling titles on the narrative side include Promising young woman, Mauritanian, The father, hidden numbers, Hall, lady bird, The big sick, call me by your name and Me Tonya. Notable titles on the documentary side Icarus, The social dilemma, The biggest little farm, All In: The Fight for Democracy and On the file.

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