United Talent Agency pegs Hollywood vet for longtime vacant post

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood talent shop United Talent Agency, which boasts a slate of clients ranging from Jim Carrey to Johnny Depp, has hired Chris Day to reinvigorate its corporate image.

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood talent shop United Talent Agency, which boasts a slate of clients ranging from Jim Carrey to Johnny Depp, has hired Chris Day to reinvigorate its corporate image.

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood talent shop United Talent Agency, which

boasts a slate of clients ranging from Jim Carrey to Johnny Depp, has

hired Chris Day to reinvigorate its corporate image.



Day, who joins the firm as head of corporate communications, fills a

position which has been vacant for a year. He will report directly to

chairman Jim Berkus.



Day arrives at UTA from Bumble Ward & Associates, which represents

director Quentin Tarantino. His clients there included writer/directors

Peter and Bobby Farrelly (Dumb and Dumber, There’s Something About

Mary).



Day said he hopes to foster the warmer-than-usual relationship UTA

agents enjoy with the media, and to become the main point of contact for

news about the agency and its clients. ’I want to develop our hi-tech

business,’ he said. ’I think you’ll see us exploring relationships with

entertainment-oriented dot-coms.’



During his tenure as a Bumble Ward VP, Day developed a campaign for the

CBS series The Magnificent Seven, using Internet-based fan clubs to stir

support for a show which faced cancellation. He also worked on a

campaign for the recent DreamWorks film (and likely Academy Award

candidate) American Beauty.



Before joining Bumble Ward, Day worked for Davidson & Choy

Publicity.



He began his career in 1989, co-establishing Keith Sherman & Associates,

a theater and corporate entertainment PR firm in New York City.



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