ICM Partners

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ICM Partners [1]
Industry Talent and Literary Agencies
Founded Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA (1975)
Headquarters Century City, Los Angeles, California (USA)
Key people
Steve Alexander, Dan Baime, Lorrie Bartlett, Bonnie Bernstein, John Burnham, Ted Chervin, Harley Copen, Kevin Crotty, Kris Dahl, Dan Donahue, Carol Goll, Mark Gordon, Hildy Gottlieb, Sloan Harris, Patrick Herold, Paul Hook, Toni Howard, Chuck James, Jennifer Joel, Michael Kagan, Steve Levine, Richard Levy, Greg Lipstone, Doug MacLaren, Brian Mann, Esther Newberg, Janet Carol Norton, Dar Rollins, Adam Schweitzer, Mark Siegel, Chris Silbermann,[2] Chris Smith, Amanda Urban, Chris von Goetz, Bart Walker, Joanne Wiles, Eddy Yablans, Lori York[3]
Website Official Website
Constellation Place (formerly the MGM Tower), the headquarters of the firm

ICM Partners is a talent and literary agency with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C. and London. ICM Partners is a full-service agency representing clients in the fields of motion pictures, television, music, publishing, live performance, branded entertainment and new media. Its corporate headquarters are in Constellation Place (formerly MGM Tower) in Century City, Los Angeles.[4][5][6]


ICM Partners is a talent and literary agency with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and London. The agency represents creative and technical talent in the fields of motion picture, television, books, music, live performance, branded entertainment, and new media. ICM was formed in 1975 through the merger of Creative Management Associates and International Famous Agency. In 2005, the company raised equity financing to fund strategic growth, and in 2006, ICM acquired the literary agency Broder Webb Chervin Silbermann. In 2012, the agency completed a management buyout and formed a partnership with the new name, ICM Partners.[7]


Motion Pictures[edit]

ICM Partners' motion picture department represents Academy Award-winning film actors, actresses, directors and writers from around the world. The department also features a division dedicated to key production professionals such as cinematographers, editors, 2nd unit directors, composers, production designers, costume designers and visual effects supervisors.

ICM Partners' International and Independent Group structures and arranges financing and packaging, and secures distribution for independent motion pictures.


ICM Partners' television department represents Emmy Award winning on-air and creative talent in all segments of the industry, including network, cable and first-run syndication.[8]

ICM Partners represents several noted executive producers and other showrunners and has successfully packaged hit shows such as Grey’s Anatomy; Scandal; The Black List; The Big Bang Theory[9] Dancing with the Stars; Modern Family The Big Bang Theory; Criminal Minds; Undercover Boss; Cougar Town; House; Breaking Bad; Mike & Molly; The Simpsons; Two and a Half Men; Sons of Anarchy; Psych; The Ellen DeGeneres Show; America’s Next Top Model; Kitchen Nightmares; Last Comic Standing; Don't Forget the Lyrics; Friends; Army Wives; Cheers; Sex and the City; Frasier; Scrubs; and The X-FilesCItation needed.


ICM Partners represents recipients of the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award and many other prestigious literary honors. Among the agency’s clients are Patricia Cornwell,[10] Thomas L. Friedman,[11] Anna Quindlen, E.L. Doctorow, Walter Isaacson, Carl Hiaasen, [1] Tom Bissell, Anthony Swofford, Chris Cleave Candace Bushnell, John Feinstein,[12] Ann Pratchett, Carol Higgins Clark, and Steve Martin. In addition, the agency represents the estates of Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss), Arthur Miller,[13] E.B. White, and Tennessee Williams, among others. The agency routinely represents more than 100 titles on the New York Times Best Seller list annually.

Music & Comedy[edit]

ICM Partners' concert and live appearances department represents artists in all musical genres, including pop, rock, R&B, hip-hop, adult contemporary and country, as well as comedians and lecturers. The agency arranges engagements and tours in venues around the world for a wide range of acts.

Branded Entertainment[edit]

ICM Partners’ global branded entertainment division’s services range from celebrity endorsements, product placement and music tour sponsorship[14] to brand integration, such as the creation and packaging of original branded films and television shows.[15] The agency's celebrity endorsements department services all ICM Partners' film and television talent for on-camera, print and voiceover commercial work as well as for paid media campaigns in the U.S. and overseas .[16]

ICM Community Partners Foundation[edit]

ICM Partners re-launched its philanthropic arm in 2013 with the ICM Community Partners Foundation.[17] The foundation provides guidance, manpower and financial resources to arts and social services organizations that enrich the lives of young people living in Los Angeles, New York City and Washington, D.C. In addition, the Foundation creates volunteer opportunities to encourage community service by employees at all levels of the agency.[18]


  1. ^ "ICM International Creative Management - Concerts". Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ Berrin, Danielle (March 11, 2014). "ICM Partners’ Chris Silbermann: The good kind of double agent". Hollywood Jew / Jewish Journal. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.deadline.com/2013/10/icm-partners-promotes-11-to-partner-status/#more-616460, ICM promotes 11 To Partner Status, by Deadline Team, October 21, 2013
  4. ^ Nash, James. "Lights, camera, Katrina: rebuilding of Louisiana will affect production in L.A." Los Angeles Business Journal at AllBusiness. Retrieved on February 5, 2012. "[...] ICM Partners, the Los Angeles-based talent and literary agency."
  5. ^ Vincent, Roger. "Energy cells help power Century City skyscraper." Los Angeles Times. February 5, 2012. Retrieved on February 5, 2012.
  6. ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/risky-business/icm-keyvan-peymani-george-ruiz-332664
  7. ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/icm-buyout-jeff-berg-328677
  8. ^ Adalian, Josef. "A Worldly View of Things : In Depth : TVWeek - Television Industry news, TV ratings, analysis, celebrity event photos". TVWeek. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  9. ^ http://www.deadline.com/2012/09/bob-broder-leaving-icm-partners-to-run-chuck-lorres-company/
  10. ^ "Angelina Jolie teams with Fox 2000 - Entertainment News, Film News, Media". Variety. 2009-04-21. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  11. ^ "Toni Morrison - Biography". Nobelprize.org. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  12. ^ "John Feinstein - Authors". Random House. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  13. ^ "VQR » A Portrait of Arthur Miller". Vqronline.org. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  14. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop Briefs: Beyonce, Freddie Hubbard, Will Downing". Billboard.biz. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  15. ^ http://adage.com/article/special-report-entertainment-alist/carol-goll-entertainment-a-list-5/227662/
  16. ^ Garfield, Bob (2005-09-27). "Taking Cadillac from Stodgy to Sexy: Kate Walsh - Advertising Age - Ad Review". Adage.com. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  17. ^ http://variety.com/2013/film/news/icm-relaunches-foundation-with-youth-focus-1200167211/1200167211/

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