ICM Partners is one of the world's largest talent and literary agencies with offices in New York, 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.
ICM Partners' motion picture department is a worldwide organization that represents film actors, directors and writers ranging from Hollywood’s best-known names to the next generation of emerging stars from around the globe. The department’s independent and international group is a market leader in structuring and arranging financing, packaging, and securing distribution for independent motion pictures. The department also features a division dedicated to key production professionals such as cinematographers, editors, 2nd unit directors, production designers, costume designers, and visual effects supervisors.
ICM Partners' television department represents on-air and creative talent in all segments of the industry, including network, cable and first-run syndication. The television department is at the forefront of the industry, and its clients have created many of the longest-running, critically acclaimed programming on television. ICM Partners represents several noted executive producers and other showrunners and has successfully packaged hit shows such as The Blacklist; Grey’s Anatomy; Scandal, 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; 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.
A leader in music and comedy, ICM Partners' concerts and live appearances department represents artists in all musical genres, including pop, rock, R&B, hip-hop, indie and adult contemporary, as well as the worlds most recognizable comedians. The department arranges global engagements and tours in a wide variety of settings and venues for the most popular performers and recording artists working today, whether in top arenas such as London's O2 or at music festivals including Bonnaroo, Coachella, Lollapalooza, SXSW, Lilith Fair, Sasquatch, and Summerfest. The concerts department works in tandem with our Global Branded Entertainment division to secure tour sponsors for many of our domestic and international tours.
With the most prestigious literary publications department in the world, ICM Partners represents a wide range of writers, including the authors of best-selling fiction, self-help 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 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 foreign language translations throughout the world.
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 represented properties such as “Jersey Boys” and “Legally Blonde” 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 leverages the agency’s extraordinary talent and intellectual property assets to create alliances with major corporations, both directly and through advertising agencies and marketing companies. The division’s services range from traditional activities such as celebrity endorsements, product integrations, voice over and music alliances and tour sponsorships to cutting-edge branded entertainment practices.
The department not only represents and services all ICM Partners artists to brands but also represents corporate and brand clients in the entertainment industry. Some of these opportunities include the strategic development and execution of entertainment marketing programs, branded promotions and the creation of packaging of original branded films and television shows.
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The ICM Partners lectures department represents ICM from all fields of the agency’s distinguished roster. Lectures provides access to the most outstanding visionaries in all fields, including arts and entertainment, literature, the public and business sectors, media, women’s issues, philosophy and ethics, food, fashion, sports and motivation.
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