Brett Hansen, who has been with UTA for 22 years, joins Paradigm Talent Agency.
Hansen, who was a partner at UTA, becomes a senior content agent at Paradigm. He will join the agency’s senior leadership team, working on both unscripted and scripted television.
During his time at UTA, where he began working at the post office, he represented clients including 495 Productions SallyAnne Salsano, Propagate Content, Bunim/Murray Productions, Elizabeth Banks, Bryan Cranston and Sean Combs.
He was previously head of UTA’s alternative television division, but moved to another role in October 2020 after David Kirsch and Jeff Saddleson were named co-heads of the agency’s unscripted television division.
After graduating from UTA’s agent training program, Hansen worked as an assistant at the desks of television’s literary director Sue Nagle and UTA co-founder Peter Benedek. In 2001, he was promoted to television agent, and in 2004 he shifted his focus to unscripted television. In 2010, Hansen was named partner.
He has also represented clients including Michael Davis’ Ambassador Row, Monkey Kingdom, Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia, Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia’s Zero Point Zero Production, Andy Lassner, Kevin O’Leary, Bob Harper, Terry Crews and Joel McHale.
He is based in Los Angeles.
“Brett’s extensive experience and connections in television add an extra dimension to our representation of program makers both scripted and scripted,” said Andrew Roof, Managing Partner at Paradigm Talent Agency. “Along with the recent launch of Paradigm Media Entertainment by our parent company Paradigm Entertainment, we continue to expand our clients’ access to creative and financial opportunities across all media.”
“I am delighted to join the innovative Paradigm team as they create a unique representational platform designed to serve customers in today’s rapidly changing media landscape,” added Hansen.