Albert Lee joined UTA in 2018 as a publishing agent from independent literary agency Aevitas Creative Management (formerly Kuhn Projects and Zachary Shuster Harmsworth).
Previously, he held executive-level titles at Wenner Media (parent company to Us Weekly, Rolling Stone and Men's Journal), where he worked directly with such artists as Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber and forged exclusive partnerships with the US Olympic Committee, Lionsgate Studios, A&E and Warner Brothers during a two-decade career in entertainment and magazine publishing.
He began his career as a theater and dance journalist for The Village Voice; and graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in religion. He is a native of Harlan, Kentucky, and currently lives in New York City.
Selected projects include:
— NYTimes bestseller DO YOU MIND IF I CANCEL?: Things That Still Annoy Me by Gary Janetti (a 2019 Goodreads Choice Award nominee)
— NYTimes bestseller WE’RE GOING TO NEED MORE WINE: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated and True by Gabrielle Union
— NYTimes bestseller STRENGTH IN STILLNESS: The Power of Transcendental Meditation by Bob Roth (teacher to Oprah Winfrey, Ray Dalio, Rupert Murdoch, Gwyneth Paltrow et al)
— NYTimes Editor's Pick and one of 100 Notable Books of the Year GRACE WILL LEAD US HOME: The Hard, Inspiring Journey To Forgiveness after the Charleston Church Massacre, by Pulitzer-winning journalist Jennifer Berry Hawes (NYT: “magisterial,” “a soul-shaking chronicle”; also a Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers and Oprah Magazine Summer 2019 Reading List Official Selection)
— 2017 Financial Times Book of the Year finalist RESET: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change by Silicon Valley diversity activist Ellen Pao (soon to be a Netflix series produced by Shonda Rimes)
— #1 NYTimes bestselling middle-grade children’s series MAX EINSTEIN by world’s bestselling author James Patterson (soon to be a television series produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard of Imagine Entertainment)
Particular interests include diverse and outsider storytellers, bold and strong personalities on the page, and the curation and creation of original multiplatform intellectual property with franchise potential in all categories and formats (fiction and nonfiction, children's and adult).