She has been partner at the agency since 2004.
United Talent Agency announced on Wednesday (Jan. 10) that longtime partner and senior entertainment industry agent Blair Kohan has been named to its Board of Directors.
“One of the industry’s most respected and accomplished agents, Kohan is perennially named one of entertainment’s most powerful people,” a statement from UTA read.
Kohan has been partner at UTA since 2004 and has represented Sarah Silverman, Jill Soloway, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Franco, Paul Rudd, Chelsea Handler and more.
“She is also a leading voice in the industry’s women empowerment movement,” the statement continued, “and involved in the recently-announced Time’s Up initiative as the new organization has developed its ambitious agenda on behalf of women in the work force.”
“We want our board to reflect the direction and growth of the company, and Blair Kohan does that and more,” says UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer in a statement. “She is an innovative and passionate partner to her clients and a generous and wise colleague to her UTA family. I am grateful Blair has agreed to take on these added responsibilities. She will be a powerful addition to our board, and her passion, perspective and experience will be invaluable as we navigate the many opportunities and changes shaping our business today.”
Kohan joins chairman Jim Berkus, Zimmer, co-presidents David Kramer and Jay Sures, co-founder Peter Benedek, Tracey Jacobs and Matt Rice on the UTA Board of Directors.
“Joining the Board of a company that has been my home for 20 years is a defining experience for me both professionally and personally,” said Kohan in a statement. “UTA is now a true global entertainment and media company, made up of some of the most talented, innovative, and creative people in our business. I’m excited about the opportunity to work with our board and my incredible colleagues to expand and advocate for our business. It is my hope that elevating another woman to the Board will have positive ripple effects at every level of our company, and hopefully serve as a model for the industry. It confirms UTA as an inclusive and empowering home for the artists we champion and our entire UTA family.”
Kohan, a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College’s writing program, joined UTA in 1997. She and her husband, David Kohan, have a daughter and live in Los Angeles.