EXCLUSIVE: Former UTA agent Rob Kim is joining APA as a VP after a five-month stint at Untitled Entertainment. At Untitled, Kim served as a literary and talent manager, and was to help set up and run the firm’s new dedicated television production arm. I hear he didn’t feel management was a good fit for him and wanted to return to agenting. Kim is expected to start at APA on Monday. “We’re thrilled to have Rob join our ranks,” said APA EVP and partner Lee Dinstman. “His experience working with some of the top showrunners, producers and talent in the industry will be an enormous resource as APA continues to grow.”
I hear Untitled, which has four series on the air that it had set up before Kim’s arrival, including HBO’s Enlightened and Showtime’s upcoming Ray Donovan, plans to hire a replacement. Kim was a 17-year veteran UTA TV lit and packaging agent when he left the agency in 2009 to run client Ed Bernero’s ABC Studios-based production company. While at UTA, Kim represented writers and actors, including Drew Goddard (Lost), Marc Guggenheim (Arrow), Chris Henchy (The Other Guys), Mike Kelley (Revenge), Steve Molaro (The Big Bang Theory), Chris Mundy (Low Winter Sun), Nelly (The Longest Yard), Brooke Shields (Lipstick Jungle), Vanessa Taylor (Game Of Thrones), Garland Testa (King Of The Hill) and Alex Woo (True Blood). It is unclear whether any would rejoin him at APA.