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UTA names David Kirsch, Geoff Suddleson as co-heads for unscripted

United Talent Agency (UTA) has named David Kirsch and Geoff Suddleson as co-heads of its Unscripted Television unit. As co-heads of the division, previously known as the agency’s Alternative TV department, ...
October 22, 2020

United Talent Agency (UTA) has named David Kirsch and Geoff Suddleson as co-heads of its Unscripted Television unit.

As co-heads of the division, previously known as the agency’s Alternative TV department, Kirsch and Suddleson will manage a growing team and oversee the UTA unscripted roster which includes domestic and international production companies, showrunners and personalities. Prodcos repped by UTA include Embassy Row and Jigsaw Productions, among others.

Kirsch (pictured, right) has been at UTA since 2008. Suddleson (pictured, left) joined the company in 2004.

UTA’s alternative TV business has been, up to this point, led by partner and agent Brett Hansen. Hansen will remain in a focused senior role working with some of the department’s most important clients, according to the agency.

Last week, UTA announced a new partner class which included 19 agents and executives across 14 divisions elevated into partnership, with Kirsch and Suddleson among those named as new partners. The company also recently announced the promotion of 35 agents and executives across over 20 divisions in multiple offices.

“David and Geoff are terrific colleagues and leaders who have played a significant role in shaping the culture of our Unscripted Television Department,” said Matt Rice, UTA’s head of television, in a statement. “Over their many years at UTA, they have worked to expand the breadth and scope of the opportunities we provide our clients, capitalizing on the ever-evolving nature of the television industry. I am excited to see their hard work and achievement recognized and look forward to watching them shape the future of this area of our business.”

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