EXCLUSIVE: UTA motion picture literary agent Tobin Babst is leaving the agency to partner with Aaron Kaplan and Sean Perrone in management and production shingle Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment. Babst becomes the first new partner Kaplan and Perrone have brought into the firm, which is moving to bigger offices on Beverly Drive this summer.
Babst, a 15-year UTA veteran who reps screenwriters and directors, started in the agency’s mailroom in 1997 after graduating from NYU’s Tisch School with a BFA in screenwriting and playwriting. Babst met Kaplan and Perrone in the UTA mailroom, and the three were assistants together in the motion picture literary department for three years. Kaplan and Perrone left to form Kaplan/Perrone in 2000, and Babst was promoted to agent.
At, UTA, his client list includes Jesse Wigutow, Evan Daugherty, Melissa Rosenberg, Jonathan Tropper, Nancy Oliver and Marc Klein. (more…)