Rena Ronson is Partner and Co- Head of the Independent Film Group at leading global talent and entertainment company United Talent Agency. One of the industry’s pre-eminent packaging and finance executives, Ronson specializes in global film finance, distribution and marketing strategies for independent and co-financed features, helping the world’s most acclaimed independent filmmakers see their work reach global audiences.
Ronson oversees a group of agents known for packaging and representing many high-profile and critically praised independently financed films from a diverse range of American and international filmmakers, including Greta Gerwig, Asghar Farhadi, Wes Anderson, Michael Showalter, Marielle Heller, Haifaa Al-Mansour, Noah Baumbach and Ted Melfi to name a few.
Throughout her career, Ronson has been involved in numerous productions and co-productions, packaging, structuring financing and selling his profile films, including Oscars-winning films, I, Tonya, Room and Icarus, and Oscar nominated films, Hidden Figures, The Big Sick, LadyBird, and Call Me By Your Name. She is also known for working with acclaimed filmmakers on their feature directorial debuts, including Greta Gerwig’s Ladybird, Scott Burns’ The Report, Haifaa Al Mansour's Wadjda, Don Cheadle’s Miles Ahead, Marielle Heller’s Diary of a Teenage Girl, Jill Soloway’s, Afternoon Delight, Jonas Cuaron’s Desierto, Crystal Moselle's Skate Kitchen, and Emerald Fennel’s upcoming Promising Young Woman.
Additionally, Ronson is a supporter of the growing documentary business and has expanded UTA’s reach exponentially. Ronson has been involved in several impactful documentaries including Bryan Fogel's ICARUS, Jon Chester’s critically-acclaimedThe Biggest Little Farm, Bonnie Cohen and Jon Shank’s Audrey & Daisy, and the upcoming Athlete A, and Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick’s docu-series, Toxic Laborwith Harpo and Apple.
Ronson is a perennial fixture on annual lists of the top women in filmmaking, including The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100 and Variety’s Women’s Impact. She proudly serves on the board of directors of Women in Film and as an ambassador for its Reframe initiative. Ronson also is deeply involved in the Time’s Up movement that aims to elevate and empower women in the entertainment industry. In 2006, Ronson received “The Independent Hero Award” from the Creative Coalition and in 2008 was honored by WIF with its “Business Leadership Award.”