Max Michael is Head of Business Development for Asia at leading talent and literary agency UTA, where he is in charge of pursuing the agency’s ventures in China and the region.
Originally from the New York City area, Michael joined UTA in 2008 after graduating from Colgate University with a B.A. in Environmental Ethics and Public Policy and a minor in Film and Media Studies. As head of UTA’s China initiative, Max is responsible for growing the agency’s regional presence in talent and literary representation, online and social media, licensing, branding, endorsements, film financing and production.
In addition to spearheading UTA’s business development in Asia, Michael is an agent in the motion picture literary department, representing both established and emerging feature writers and directors. His clients include Michael Katleman, executive producer of basic cable’s most-watched scripted series “Rizzoli and Isles,” and Robert Stromberg, director of Disney’s upcoming film MALEFICENT, starring Angelina Jolie.