A little over a year after he left ICM to join UTA as an agent in the TV Talent department, Mike Jelline has been promoted to co-head of the department. Jelline, who is based in Los Angeles, will co-run UTA‘s TV Talent department with current co-head Nancy Gates, who is based in the agency’s New York office. Ruthanne Secunda, who co-headed the TV talent team with Gates, will re-focus on client representation.
This marks Jelline’s return to administrative duty — he headed ICM’s TV Talent department before he left the agency last summer after 12 years. “Mike has been an outstanding addition to the UTA team over the past year, and we believe that Mike and Nancy will make an unbeatable team in continuing to build the department and to provide outstanding opportunities to artists working in television,” said UTA Managing Director Jay Sures.
Jelline’s client list includes Aaron Paul, Jimmy Smits, Jeremy Sisto, Vanessa Williams, Morena Baccarin, Maura Tierney, Jason O’Mara, Anne Heche, Dane Cook, John Leguizamo, Anna Gunn, Becki Newton, Janet Montgomery, Colin O’Donoghue, and Philip Winchester.
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