TNA Entertainment, the Nashville-based sports entertainment company known for the global pro wrestling program IMPACT Wrestling, has signed with United Talent Agency..
TNA Entertainment’s IMPACT Wrestling, one of Spike TV’s top-rated shows, averaging 1.4 million viewers each week, is broadcast in 120 countries worldwide. TNA Entertainment produces more than 100 live IMPACT Wrestling events each year as well as monthly PPV events with internationally pro wrestling stars like Jeff Hardy, Eric Young, Gail Kim, Kurt Angle, Bobby Roode, ODB, Bully Ray, James Storm, Madison Rayne, MVP and more.
UTA will represent the 12-year-old company to extend its television broadcast reach as well as to expand its licensing programs and slate of live event programming. TNA will also leverage UTA’s expertise in digital and social media to build monetization strategies for its digital media operations. TNA launched a cross-platform programming effort, #IMPACT 365, in October 2013 to provide viewers with ongoing storyline and original content 24/7 on its website and across YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and other platforms.
“UTA’s diverse range of capabilities make them an ideal partner to help TNA add tremendous visibility and value to the global IMPACT Wrestling brand,” TNA Entertainment President Dixie Carter said in a release. “We are confident that by working with the UTA team, we will not only expand our wrestling business in exciting ways, but we will also build new entertainment ventures and properties.”
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With offices in Beverly Hills, California and New York City, United Talent Agency is a premier global talent and literary agency representing many of the world's most widely-known figures in every current and emerging area of entertainment, including motion pictures, television, digital media, video games, books, music, theater and live entertainment.
With 135 agents, UTA’s lists of clients includes actors Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Susan Sarandon, Harrison Ford, Owen Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Channing Tatum, Paul Giamatti, Anthony Hopkins, Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen, James McAvoy, Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Rudd, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Banks, Kirsten Dunst, Uma Thurman, Skylar Astin, Martin Lawrence, Simon Pegg, Bryan Cranston, Kate Beckinsale, T.I., Patrick Dempsey, Mark Ruffalo, Diane Kruger, Ice Cube, January Jones, Anna Kournikova, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jennette McCurdy, Daniel Radcliffe and Dane Cook; filmmakers and screenwriters Joel and Ethan Coen, Judd Apatow, Andrew Adamson, Wes Anderson, John August, Noah Baumbach, Brad Bird, Alfonso Cuaron, Julian Fellowes, Ruben Fleischer, Curtis Hanson, Asghar Farhadi, Mike White, F. Gary Gray, Lasse Hallström, Greg Mottola, Jimmy Hayward, Adam Shankman, Phillip Noyce, Nicholas Stoller and Sylvain White; television writers, creators and producers including Darren Star, David Chase, René Balcer, Alan Ball, Tom Fontana, Steven Levitan, Carter Bays & Craig Thomas, Tom Forman, SallyAnn Salsano, Shane Dawson, Ha Ji Won and Bradley Trevor Greive.
The agency is also globally recognized in the areas of film finance, film packaging, corporate consulting, branding, licensing, endorsements and the representation of production talent. The agency operates the brand strategy firm UTA Brand Studio as well as New York and Los Angeles-based United Entertainment Group, a joint venture firm focusing on branded entertainment for Fortune 500 companies.
UTA also owns leading broadcast and news agency N.S. Bienstock, whose client roster includes Bill O'Reilly, Anderson Cooper, Robin Roberts, Megyn Kelly, Bob Scheiffer, Norah O'Donnell, David Muir, Glenn Beck, Steve Kroft, Bob Simon, Lara Logan, Dan Abrams and Becky Quick. Its unscripted television division includes clients of “Live! with Kelly and Michael,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Rachael Ray,” “The People's Court,” “Divorce Court,” “Inside Edition” and “Dr. Oz.”
TNA Entertainment, LLC is a privately held sports entertainment company based in Nashville, that specializes in events, products, numerous TV properties, merchandise and music, as well as, the management and promotion of professional wrestlers. For information, visit http://www.impactwrestling.com.