UTA has promoted Kassie Evashevski, its book department co-head, to partner.
Evashevski is a lit agent who has been with the agency since 2007. Among her clients are Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, Wally Lamb (I Know This Much to Be True), Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray Love), Salman Rushdie, Christopher Paolini, Jonathan Tropper, Dave Pilkiy, John Hodgman, John Green, Ree Drummond and Yellow Bird Productions.
She runs the UTA’s book vision with longtime UTA partner Howard Sanders, repping film, TV and digital rights for authors and journalists.
“Kassie is an exceptional agent whose taste and intelligence in representing authors and artists have helped to make our books and rights practice second to none,” said UTA’s managing director and head of motion picture lit David Kramer. “Her partner promotion reflects her invaluable contributions to the agency over the years and the important role she will continue to play in our success.”
Before joining UTA, Evashevski was a manager at Brillstein Entertainment, where she worked for 10 years. Prior to that, she worked at New York-based agency Writer’s House and Random House.
UTA sees the promotion as part of its continued growth and is the first major promotion since it moved into its new headquarters in Beverly Hills.