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June 11, 2015

Jay Sures

Chair’s Appointee

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Chair’s Appointee

Jay Sures is a Managing Director of premier global talent and literary agency UTA, which Sures joined at its formation in 1991.

Sures is one of three managing directors presiding over an agency known for representing many of the world’s best-known artists working in all current and emerging areas of entertainment and media, including motion pictures, television, digital media, broadcast news, music, theatre, touring and fine arts. The agency is also globally recognized in the areas of film and television packaging, film finance, brand strategy, corporate consulting, branding and licensing, endorsements and production talent.

Sures oversees UTA’s illustrious television practice which includes the representation of Emmy-winning creators, actors, news anchors and personalities, writers, producers and directors working in scripted and unscripted formats for broadcast, premium cable, basic cable and syndication.

Sures is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the agency and its more than 200 agents and 500 employees, overseeing business affairs, legal affairs, human resources, client trust accounting, strategic development, corporate accounting as well as its facilities in New York and Los Angeles. Sures also oversees the Bienstock agency following UTA’s 2014 acquisition of the firm, which made UTA the industry’s leading broadcast news agency.

Sures is a co-founder of the UTA Foundation, the agency’s 501(c)3 non-profit organization that advises clients and employees on philanthropy. He is Vice Chairman of the UCLA Cancer Center, recognized globally as a top-five cancer research and care center. Sures has also served as an Assistant Visiting Professor at UCLA where he taught on the graduate level to students of the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television, the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and the UCLA School of Law. Sures is Vice-Chairman of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), Hollywood’s largest and oldest charity, responsible for the annual “Stand Up To Cancer” event that has now become a global brand.

Sures was recently appointed to the 2014 Executive Committee of the Television Academy.

Born in Canada and raised in Los Angeles, Sures attended Crossroads School and earned his B.A. from UCLA. Sures is married to interior designer Molly Isaksen. He has three children and lives in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles.

Jay Sures is a Managing Director of premier global talent and literary agency UTA, which Sures joined at its formation in 1991.

Sures is one of three managing directors presiding over an agency known for representing many of the world’s best-known artists working in all current and emerging areas of entertainment and media, including motion pictures, television, digital media, broadcast news, music, theatre, touring and fine arts. The agency is also globally recognized in the areas of film and television packaging, film finance, brand strategy, corporate consulting, branding and licensing, endorsements and production talent.

Sures oversees UTA’s illustrious television practice which includes the representation of Emmy-winning creators, actors, news anchors and personalities, writers, producers and directors working in scripted and unscripted formats for broadcast, premium cable, basic cable and syndication.

Sures is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the agency and its more than 200 agents and 500 employees, overseeing business affairs, legal affairs, human resources, client trust accounting, strategic development, corporate accounting as well as its facilities in New York and Los Angeles. Sures also oversees the Bienstock agency following UTA’s 2014 acquisition of the firm, which made UTA the industry’s leading broadcast news agency.

Sures is a co-founder of the UTA Foundation, the agency’s 501(c)3 non-profit organization that advises clients and employees on philanthropy. He is Vice Chairman of the UCLA Cancer Center, recognized globally as a top-five cancer research and care center. Sures has also served as an Assistant Visiting Professor at UCLA where he taught on the graduate level to students of the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television, the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and the UCLA School of Law. Sures is Vice-Chairman of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), Hollywood’s largest and oldest charity, responsible for the annual “Stand Up To Cancer” event that has now become a global brand.

Sures was recently appointed to the 2014 Executive Committee of the Television Academy.

Born in Canada and raised in Los Angeles, Sures attended Crossroads School and earned his B.A. from UCLA. Sures is married to interior designer Molly Isaksen. He has three children and lives in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles.

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