|Industry||Talent and Literary Agencies|
|Founded||Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA (1975)|
Century City, Los Angeles, California (USA)
|Key people||Lorrie Bartlett, Bonnie Bernstein, John Burnham, Ted Chervin, Harley Copen, Kevin Crotty, Dan Donahue, Emile Gladstone, Mark Gordon, Sloan Harris, Paul Hook, Toni Howard, Chuck James, Michael Kagan, Steve Levine, Richard Levy, Greg Lipstone, Esther Newberg, Janet Carol Norton, Dar Rollins, Adam Schweitzer, Chris Silbermann, Amanda Urban, Chris von Goetz, Bart Walker, Joanne Wiles, Eddy Yablans|
ICM Partners (formerly International Creative Management) is a talent and literary agency with offices in Los Angeles, New York, and London. ICM Partners represents creative and technical talent 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.
International Creative Management (ICM) was formed in 1975 through the merger of Creative Management Associates and International Famous Agency. In 2005, the company raised equity financing from Rizvi Traverse and institutional investors 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.
Regarded as one of top four talent agencies in Hollywood, ICM Partners' motion picture department represents film actors, actresses, directors and writers around the globe. The agency’s acting clients include Academy Award winners Christoph Waltz, Tim Robbins, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer, Robert Duvall, William Hurt, Susan Sarandon and Christopher Walken, as well as Frank Langella, Hailee Steinfeld, David Strathairn, Abigail Breslin, Laura Linney, Samuel L. Jackson, Alan Rickman, Katie Holmes, Megan Fox, Michael Cera, Zoe Saldana, Michelle Monaghan, Jacki Weaver, Seann William Scott,Michael Stuhlbarg, and Emmy Rossum. Filmmakers ICM Partners represents include Academy Award winners Woody Allen, Sofia Coppola and Tom Hooper, as well as David Mamet, Stephen Frears, Lisa Cholodenko, Thomas Vinterberg, Paul Verhoeven and Peter Weir. 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.
Independent and International Film
ICM Partners’ International and Independent Group is involved in structuring and arranging financing, packaging and securing distribution for independent motion pictures. Motion pictures in which the agency has been involved include Fox Searchlight’s Crazy Heart, starring Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Robert Duvall; Roman Polanski’s Carnage, starring Jodie Foster, Christoph Waltz, Kate Winslet and John C. Reilly; the 2012 Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix winner, Reality, co-written, produced and directed by Matteo Garrone; Robot & Frank, starring Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, Liv Tyler and Jeremy Strong, and Safety Not Guaranteed, a sci-fi comedy written by Derek Connolly, directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Mark Duplass.
ICM Partners’ television department represents on-air creative talent in all segments of the industry, including network, cable and first-run syndication. Acting clients include Emmy winners Ellen DeGeneres, Edie Falco, Marg Helgenberger, Alfre Woodard and Alan Alda, and television’s most recognizable talent, including Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tony Shalhoub, Calista Flockhart, Kevin Dillon, Dule Hill, Lauren Graham, Jeff Garlin, Ian Somerhalder, Eric Mabius, Jada Pinkett Smith, Paul Wesley, Taye Diggs and the five leads of the ABC hit series, Modern Family – Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ed O’Neill, Ariel Winter, and Eric Stonestreet.
ICM Partners represents several noted executive producers and other showrunners and has successfully packaged hit shows such as Grey’s Anatomy; 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; and Scrubs.
With the most prestigious literary publications department in the world, ICM Partners represents a wide range of writers, including the authors of bestselling fiction and non-fiction books, as well as journalists who write for prominent newspapers and magazines. In addition to handling the sale of publication rights, ICM Partners’ literary agents in New York and London work closely with a team of agents in Los Angeles dedicated exclusively to seeking out opportunities for film and television adaptations. Its foreign rights department works in partnership with the Curtis Brown agency in England, which sells book and magazine projects in the UK and other English-speaking countries, as well as foreign language translations throughout the world.
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 acclaimed and popular authors such as Patricia Cornwell, Thomas L. Friedman, Cormac McCarthy, Walter Isaacson, Toni Morrison, Anna Quindlen, Carl Hiaasen, E.L. Doctorow, Anthony Swofford, John Feinstein, Vince Flynn, Candace Bushnell, Chris Cleave, Ann Patchett, Jennifer Egan, Katherine Boo and Steve Martin. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, ICM Partners represented more than 100 titles on The New York Times Best Seller list.
Music & Comedy
ICM Partners’ concerts department represents artists in an array of musical genres, including pop, rock, R&B, hip-hop and adult contemporary, as well as comedians and lecturers. The agency arranges engagements and tours in venues around the world for a wide range of acts, including Muse, The Strokes, Elvis Costello, Neil Young, Aretha Franklin, Trey Songz, Band of Horses, Kendrick Lamar, Dave Stewart, Chaka Khan, Lou Reed, Ben Folds, Iggy Pop, Gym Class Heroes, J. Cole, Sean Kingston, Lil Wayne, The Gaslight Anthem, Tyga, Big Sean, Regina Spektor, Alice in Chains and Cage the Elephant, among others.
A leader in the world of comedy, ICM Partners’ extraordinary roster of comedians include Chris Rock, Jay Leno, Jon Stewart, Ellen DeGeneres, Kathy Griffin, D.L. Hughley, Dame Edna, David Spade, Martin Lawrence, Rob Schneider, Damon Wayans, Brad Garrett, Janeane Garofalo and many others. Recent tours have been packaged by ICM Partners’ television department and have posted tremendous ratings for HBO and Comedy Central.
ICM Partners is a leader in the field of legitimate theater and live stage entertainment. The theater department represents a diverse roster of accomplished writers, composers, directors, choreographers and designers on Broadway, Off-Broadway and the West End, as well as for touring and resident productions across the country and around the world. ICM Partners represents properties such as Jersey Boys and Legally Blonde, which continue record-breaking runs globally, while the agency constantly fosters the creation of new plays and musicals. ICM Partners’ theater department also takes advantage of crossover opportunities with its publishing, motion picture and concerts departments. Stage properties such as Dreamgirls and Chicago are developed for the screen, while existing literary works, such as Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking and films such as Sister Act are successfully adapted for Broadway. Meanwhile, the agency continues to seek out diversified theatrical opportunities for its clients in new and emerging markets in live entertainment wherever they arise.
ICM Partners’ global branded entertainment division’s services range from celebrity endorsements, product placement and music tour sponsorships to brand integration, such as the creation and packaging of original branded films and television shows. 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 .
The Digital Strategy Division of ICM Partners acts to expand the agency’s efforts across all aspects of the technology and digital sectors, bringing innovative opportunities to the agency and its clients. In addition to helping clients create world class content, the division provides strategic advice for digital marketing, business development and interactive entertainment and also focuses on the creation of new businesses and investments with long-term benefits.
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