Bec Smith is a Partner and Agent at UTA, where she works across the Motion Picture Literary and UTA Independent Film Group divisions. Smith represents some of the industry’s most acclaimed directors and screenwriters, including David Michôd, Garth Davis, James Ponsoldt, Lake Bell, Chapman Way, Maclain Way, Joshua Oppenheimer, Agnieszka Holland, Benedict Andrews, Anthony Chen, Warwick Thornton, Hannah Fiddell, Sebastian Junger, Mia Hansen-Love, Eva Husson, Glendyn Ivin, Ellen Kuras, Naji Abu Nowar, Adam Leon, Jennifer Peedom and Elaine McMillion Sheldon, among others. She has found success signing clients early in their careers and establishing their voices on the festival and awards circuits before helping them make the transition to major motion picture and television projects. Smith is particularly focused on global talent who want to share their worldviews with a larger audience. With her varied client roster and keen eye for emerging artists, Smith truly supports diverse storytelling.
As a member of UTA Independent Film Group, Smith specializes in both film finance and sales. Her knowledge is crucial to her filmmaker clients as she helps them build profiles from the ground up and continues to guide clients as they move on to larger-scale projects. Titles she has worked on in this capacity include I Feel Pretty, Unabomber, Mary Magdalene, The Circle, Landline, Diary of a Teenage Girl, Margin Call, The Spectacular Now, The Skeleton Twins, In A World, Beginners and Animal Kingdom.
How is the disruption of the distribution landscape affecting filmmaking teams?
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Bec Smith is looking for people who are making material of a level that will attract marketplace appealing directors and actors.