Shana Eddy is exiting UTA at the beginning of next year in what insiders are calling a “sabbatical” from the agency biz. (“She decided to spend time with her family and her 18-month-old daughter. She’s leaving it open-ended because she’s not sure how long she will be away,” I’m told. Others say it’s a permanent decision. Either way, she can afford it because her husband got rich off the Internet.) The motion picture lit agent who was also a key player in the independent film financing and packaging department is leaving behind a solid list of writers and directors including Lasse Hallstrom, Guillermo Arriaga, Ken Kwapis, Larry McMurty and Diana Ossana. “Her clients all have teams so it’s an easy transition,” a UTA source insists.
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