Brent Weinstein is Head of Digital Media at leading Hollywood talent and literary agency UTA, where he helped form the department in 2003 to oversee the agency’s digital practice areas, including online entertainment, video games and digital consulting. Weinstein leads the dept.’s team of dedicated digital media agents to identify and evaluate opportunities for UTA clients: actors, writers, directors, producers, interactive designers, transmedia producers and recording artists, in addition to many business-to-business and consumer-oriented technology and corporate clients ranging from venture-backed start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
Weinstein, with UTA co-founder and partner Jeremy Zimmer, also formed UTAOnline (www.utaonline.net), a dedicated broadband division that finds and represents the next generation of web-based content artists. Launched in October 2006, UTAOnline is the first of its kind among major talent agencies. During his tenure at UTA, Weinstein has made digital media deals for many of the most accomplished and well-known artists and companies in both traditional and digital entertainment.
Brent rejoined UTA in 2009 after spending the previous two years as the CEO of 60Frames Entertainment, a venture-backed startup focusing on original programming for digital platforms. 60Frames was named one of OnHollywood’s Top 100 Companies in 2008 and 2009, having developed premium programming and partnerships with top Hollywood talent and partners including Warner Bros, NBC, MSN, Sony, HBO, MTV and brands including McDonalds, P&G and Sprint.
In 2008 Brent was named one of Variety’s 10 Innovators to Watch, and named to The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen list, honouring the top 35 entertainment executives under 35 years of age. He is a regular speaker at conferences including Digital Hollywood, Forbes MEET, iHollywood, CES, NATPE and others.
Prior to joining UTA in 2001, Weinstein practiced corporate and business litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where he earned a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, and the University of San Diego School of Law. He is married and lives in Los Angeles.