Masters of the Air Co-Creator John Orloff Signs with UTA

John Orloff, the co-creator of Apple TV+ miniseries Masters of the Air, has signed with UTA for representation in all areas.

The move comes after Orloff signed with Verve for representation in January, the same month his high-profile and high-priced war drama launched. However, in February, the agency became embroiled in an internal battle amongst partners, resulting in the ousting of founding partner Bill Weinstein. Several lit clients were caught up in the churn. Brian K. Vaughan, the comics author and screenwriter, also switched agencies and signed with UTA in March.

Orloff adapted the acclaimed memoir by Mariane Pearl, A Mighty Heart, into a 2007 drama that starred Angelina Jolie and counted Brad Pitt among its producers. He earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for best first screenplay for his script.

Orloff also co-wrote the screenplay for Zack Snyder’s animated 2010 feature Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, adapted from the children’s book series Guardians of Ga’Hoole by Kathryn Lasky.

For Masters of the Air, Orloff not only acted as co-creator but writer and co-executive producer. The miniseries, exec produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, serves as a follow-up to Band of Brothers, the 2001 HBO miniseries for which Orloff wrote two episodes, earning him a Christopher Award and an Emmy nomination for outstanding writing for a miniseries, movie or a dramatic special.

The miniseries follows United States Air Force unit 100th Bomb Group as it conducted raids over Europe during World War II. It stars Austin Butler, Callum Turner and Barry Keoghan, among others. Its launch was touted as Apple’s most watched series ever.  

Orloff is also represented by attorney Ken Richman at Hansen Jacobson.

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