Judd Apatow Ends 30-Year Relationship With UTA After A Magical Run

Judd Apatow

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EXCLUSIVE: Writer/director/producer Judd Apatow has left UTA, ending one of the most tenured relationships with a major filmmaker and a major agency.

Apatow spent 30 years at the agency, 20 of them with David Kramer, and he remains managed by Mosaic’s Jimmy Miller and lawyered by Ziffrin Brittenham. These long relationships often come to a close, usually when the client wants to shake things up at a moment when it is hard particularly in the comedy space. It was amicable, and I hear he’ll be meeting with CAA and WME.

But this is a moment to tip the hat at how the agency helped Apatow build his brand, and how Apatow’s prolific successes were a major part of building UTA. There aren’t many tenured relationships that led to as much success as Apatow has had, and how many careers he has launched in that time. That goes from Freaks and Geeks, the HBO series Girls to films like Talladega Nights, The 40-Year Old Virgin, Trainwreck, the Anchorman films, Bridesmaids, Step Brothers, Superbad, Knocked Up, Begin Again, The Big Sick, The King of Staten Island, Bros, and so many others. Among the star careers empowered by Apatow include Seth Rogen, Lena Dunham, Emma Stone, Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jason Segel, and so many others.

We’ll let you know where he lands.

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