UTA Commits $1 Million to Social Justice Causes
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Guided by the UTA Foundation, the donations will be distributed over a four-year period. Decisions as to what organizations will be receiving the support will be made in the coming weeks.

UTA has committed $1 million to be donated to social justice causes and organizations.

Guided by the UTA Foundation, the donations will be distributed over a four-year period. Decisions as to what organizations will be receiving the support will be made in the coming weeks. 

The news of UTA's donation plan comes as Hollywood companies continue to reassess business practices and leadership in the wake of nationwide protests over police killings and brutality in the Black community. 

For its part, UTA has promoted senior agents Chelsea McKinnies and Emerson Davis to partner and has made Juneteenth an annual company holiday.

Additional initiatives include increase in assistant pay, the creation of an internal Leadership Council comprised of a diverse coalition of colleagues from all levels to advise, shape and influence company culture and policy and a restructuring of UTA Agent Training Program that will focus on driving increased inclusivity, retention and promotion for underrepresented employees.

Said UTA’s executive director of inclusion Shanique Bonelli-Moore,“We believe diverse backgrounds and life experiences influence positive perspectives and great storytelling, yielding broader opportunities for our clients. Much of this work is already underway. It won’t all happen overnight. But we are putting our stake in the ground publicly to hold ourselves accountable and are implementing systems to sustain urgency as we pursue lasting change.”

From: THR