BREAKING: UTA has named Yale Chasin to be an agent in the UTA Independent Film Group. Chasin is a veteran international sales and distribution executive who joins the agency from Relativity. Chasin will focus on film finance strategies for domestic and international productions. He joins a department that recently expanded with the promotions of Hailey Wierengo to agent and Mikey Schwartz Wright to coordinator. Rena Ronson and Rich Klubeck continue to co-head the division which includes agents David Flynn and Bec Smith.
“Yale brings a wealth of experience in international sales and distribution that makes him a great addition as we expand our global reach,” said UTA Independent Film Group co-head Rena Ronson. Chasin joined Relativity in July, 2012 as vice president, International Sales & Distribution, where he helped structure Relativity’s international output deals and handled foreign sales in all open territories outside the U.S. Chasin also oversaw all international distribution of Relativity productions. Before that he was vice president of International Distribution for The Weinstein Company and oversaw international, distribution from TWC’s New York headquarters on films that included The Artist, The Kings Speech, The Fighter, A Single Man, Inglorious Bastards and The Reader. Chasin joined the Weinstein Company as an assistant in 2006.