Robert Deaton Signs With UTA

Robert Deaton

United Talent Agency has signed television producer and director Robert Deaton. Most recently, Deaton executive produced the Nashville portion of the “Hand in Hand” show to benefit the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that aired on Sept. 14.

Deaton brought CMA Music Fest to television after he pitched and sold the idea to the network 14 years ago. He has served as the Executive Producer of ABC’s CMA Awards for 11 shows. The two-time Emmy winner is also at the helm of The Billboard Music Awards, and CMA Country Christmas.

On the music side, Deaton co-produced on Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas collection featuring Vince Gill, Little Big Town, Amy Grant, Carrie Underwood, Bono and Michael McDonald. Deaton made his directorial debut with the feature film Rounding Third, last year.

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