Jennifer Lopez returns to UTA

Jennifer Lopez is on the move again, returning to UTA.

The Agency is where she jump-started her film career more than a decade ago.

After her original stint at UTA, Lopez bounced around agencies, logging time at CAA and WMA, where she had been repped for the past two years. In 2002, she famously split from ICM, which leaked an internal memo stating that it was cutting ties with the actress-producer-recording artist. At the time, her publicist insisted the parting was mutual.

The multi-hyphenate, who took time off from her career to give birth to twins, hasn't appeared in a wide-release film since 2005's "Monster-in-Law" and is looking to return to showbiz -- particularly acting -- full-time.

Talent co-head Tracey Jacobs, who recently was promoted the UTA board of directors, is leading the team of agents that will now handle Lopez as well as her film and TV production company, Nuyorican. Simon Fields, Lopez's producing partner, will also now be repped by UTA.

Lopez will star in two films shooting in the fall: the Don Roos-helmed drama "Love and Other Impossible Pursuits" that Marc Platt is producing alongside Nuyorican; and "The Governess," produced by Yari Film Group and Nuyorican.

Nuyorican recently set up a project at ABC based on the Lopez film "Maid in Manhattan" and will soon begin production on the teen/tween series "Amiga Sweet 15" for Disney Channel.

Lopez continues to be repped by attorneys Barry Hirsch and Bob Wallerstein.


Anonymous said...

Aww what a pretty pic of Jen that is. Thanks for the posts and updates.

Shevy said...

Sure thing, no prob.