UTA has signed Vlog Squad members and co-hosts of the Unfiltered podcast Zane Hijazi and Heath Hussar. The talent agency will rep Unfiltered as well as both creators individually.
The signings arrive, Deadline reports, as UTA’s Emerging Platforms division closed a multi-year ad sales deal for Unfiltered — which counts 941,000 subscribers on an accompanying YouTube channel — with podcasting platform Audioboom. Audioboom matches podcasts with advertising agencies and brands for host-read endorsements, dynamically inserted ads, sponsorships, and branded content. It also furnishes distribution and production services.
“Signing with UTA marks the next step in our careers, and we’re excited to continue growing our businesses and pursue new opportunities,” Hijazi and Hussar told Deadline in a statement. “Additionally, we’re thankful to be a part of the Audioboom family alongside so many talented individuals in the audio space.”
In addition to Hijazi and Hussar, UTA has signed TikTok star Christina ‘Tinx’ Najjar (pictured below). The parody creator, who also furnishes celebrity commentary and dating advice — broadcast from her signature mini-microphone — counts 1.2 million followers.
Najjar launched her TikTok account last summer, per The Hollywood Reporter, and will continue to be managed by Seth Jacobs at Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
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