Governor Jerry Brown has named a flurry of appointments, including United Talent Agency co-president Jay Sures to the University of California Board of Regents, the governing board of the University of California.
Sures has been co-president at UTA since 2017, where he was managing director from 1989 to 2017. He was an assistant visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Theater, Film, and Television from 2005 to 2006.
Sures is vice chair of the University of California, Los Angeles Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Board of Directors, treasurer of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, and vice president of the United Talent Agency Charitable Foundation. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Sures is a Democrat.
The influential news agent was recently named to Mediaites Most Influential in News Media 2018 list and was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame in 2016.
Over the last 25 years, Sures has represented some of the most influential news and broadcaster figures, writers, show creators, including Steve Levitan, Chuck Lorre, Darren Star, Bruce Helford, Larry Wilmore, Judd Apatow, DeAnn Heline & Eileen Heisler, Chuck Todd, Norah ODonnell, Jake Tapper, Don Lemon, Ginger Zee, Kate Snow, Dan Harris, Elizabeth Vargas, Bill Weir, Dr. Phil McGraw, Dan Abrams, Paula Faris and Jim Acosta, among others.
Also of note, Jacqueline Sunshine of West Hollywood has been appointed to the California Film Commission. Sunshine has been manager of development at E! Entertainment since 2017. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Sunshine is a Democrat.