FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
Vanessa Uzan is Founder and President of UIA Talent Agency. With nearly two decades of experience in talent representation, she had a hand in developing the careers and improving the lives of hundreds of artists. Ms. Uzan is widely regarded as a leading expert in the industry, and is in demand by artists, producers, and administrators to provide counsel with her unique perspective and personal touch. This skill set allows her to build careers that positively impact the performing arts across numerous genres, including film, television, theatre, and opera.
In 2002, Ms. Uzan joined Pinnacle Arts Management Inc. as an Artist Manager, and aided in guiding the company’s growth, building a brand as a reputable boutique management firm for opera singers, directors, and conductors. In 2004, she founded Uzan Corporation and the Uzan Division of Pinnacle Arts Management, furthering her mastery of executive leadership while maintaining direct relationships with the artists she represented and fostering careers of international stature.
In an effort to grow the artist management profession and continue to nurture first-rate artists, Ms. Uzan founded Uzan International Artists (UIA) in 2011, and the company quickly became a leader in personal artist management. Ms. Uzan built a team with over 100 years of combined experience in the entertainment industry, whose dedication to cultivating unique talent and efficiency in dealing with the complexities of the artist management field have become the gold standard for talent representation worldwide. After developing an international roster of over 100 artists including singers, conductors, stage directors, and designers, 2014 saw the expansion of UIA’s business with the establishment of its theatre, film and television division, leading to the transition to UIA Talent Agency in 2019. This expansion broadened UIA’s horizons considerably, allowing the company to offer top-rate talent for nearly any performance opportunity, and allows Vanessa to provide greater opportunities for her clients through cross-genre promotion. Her unique eye for talent provides casting directors with the types of artists the entertainment market demands in this fast-paced and exciting field.
Prior to her career in talent representation, Vanessa founded Ubiquité Productions producing special events throughout the New York City area and was featured on a BRAVO TV reality program. Earlier, she co-founded the production company, Rustik Entertainment, which created two television pilots Location Vacation and Script to Screen, along with several short films which were shown at the New York, Israeli, Boston, and New York Underground Film Festivals. Vanessa earned a B.F.A. in Film from New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts.