Not content to just get clients by snatching warm bodies off the street, super agency UTA has teamed up with Veoh, the internet TV entity, to produce a single site to aggregate the high volume of talent and filmmaker submissions it has received since opening its doors October 2006. Or since LonelyGirl 15. From the press release:
UTAO has openly encouraged aspiring digital artists to submit their work for representation consideration, bucking the common agency practice of prohibiting unsolicited submissions.
Meaning that once the release is signed, UTA can plunder good ideas at will.
Additionally, the ad-supported UTAO channel, will also feature content produced by already-existing UTAO clients. Which means that agents’ assistants won’t have to bother fielding calls from bright, shiny film school graduates–they can just throw student films up on the net, and leave them there.