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December 10, 2011 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
International Creative Management's leaders announced Friday a management buyout of the talent agency from private equity firm Rizvi Traverse Management, which acquired controlling interest six years ago. The high-stakes move is designed to give top agents at ICM, which represents such stars as Al Pacino, Jodie Foster and Ellen DeGeneres, a financial interest in the business and empower a younger generation, led by ICM's 43-year-old president, Chris...
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December 10, 2011 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
International Creative Management's leaders announced Friday a management buyout of the talent agency from private equity firm Rizvi Traverse Management, which acquired controlling interest six years ago. The high-stakes move is designed to give top agents at ICM, which represents such stars as Al Pacino, Jodie Foster and Ellen DeGeneres, a financial interest in the business and empower a younger generation, led by ICM's 43-year-old president, Chris...
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June 26, 2009 | TINA DAUNT
When Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced on CNN this week that he wouldn't seek the California Democratic gubernatorial nomination, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom was attending a Bay Area event with First Ladies Michelle Obama and Maria Shriver. In less than an hour, Newsom -- the Dems' only declared candidate -- was in the car and working the phones, calling major Hollywood donors and activists who'd been waiting to see what the L.A. mayor would to do.
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June 26, 2009 | TINA DAUNT
When Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced on CNN this week that he wouldn't seek the California Democratic gubernatorial nomination, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom was attending a Bay Area event with First Ladies Michelle Obama and Maria Shriver. In less than an hour, Newsom -- the Dems' only declared candidate -- was in the car and working the phones, calling major Hollywood donors and activists who'd been waiting to see what the L.A. mayor would to do.
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August 17, 2007 | Lorenza Munoz, Times Staff Writer
When Jim Wiatt left International Creative Management as co-chairman eight years ago to become head of the William Morris Agency, many Hollywood insiders marked the departure as the beginning of a slow bleed for ICM's movie department. Wiatt took along with him a roster of A-list clients that included Julia Roberts and Eddie Murphy.
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July 29, 2006 | Claire Hoffman, Times Staff Writer
Industry watchers took note this month when talent agent Chris Silbermann showed up at investment banker Herbert Allen Jr.'s annual retreat for media and entertainment power players. Never before had an agent with boutique firm Broder Webb Chervin Silbermann, where the 38-year-old was then managing partner, been invited to the exclusive event in Sun Valley, Idaho. But suddenly, there Silbermann was, lunching by the duck pond with International Creative Management Inc. chief Jeff Berg.
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May 23, 2012 | By Meg James
Top agents at International Creative Management on Wednesday completed the buyout of the agency from longtime chairman and chief executive Jeff Berg and the private investment firm Rizvi Traverse Management -- ending the long-running management drama at one of Hollywood's leading talent agencies. Twenty-nine agents are now partners who will own and control the Century City-based talent agency, which has been renamed ICM Partners. Financial details were not disclosed.
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July 14, 2007 | Lorenza Munoz, Times Staff Writer
Longtime talent agent Ed Limato, whose clients include such stars as Denzel Washington and Mel Gibson, is on his way out of International Creative Management as part of a restructuring of the agency's ranks. Limato's lawyers were negotiating his departure on Friday in the wake of his demotion from co-president to agent in the agency's motion picture division. The agency has been undergoing major changes since the acquisition of literary agency Broder Webb Chervin Silbermann last year.
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January 13, 2006 | Meg James, Times Staff Writer
Marc Graboff was named Thursday as West Coast president of NBC Universal Television. The elevation of the veteran business affairs executive reinforces a trend among media companies to promote attorneys turned business executives ahead of creative executives as contract negotiations and deals become more complex. Other former attorneys in top executive posts include Bruce Rosenblum, Warner Bros. Television Group president; Mark Pedowitz, president of Walt Disney Co.'
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May 24, 2012 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
Top agents at International Creative Management on Wednesday completed the buyout of the agency from longtime Chairman and Chief Executive Jeff Berg and private equity firm Rizvi Traverse Management - ending a long-running management drama at one of Hollywood's leading agencies. Staff members of the 400-person firm celebrated with a champagne breakfast. Twenty-nine agents are now partners who will own and control the Century City-based firm, which has been renamed ICM Partners.
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August 17, 2007 | Lorenza Munoz, Times Staff Writer
When Jim Wiatt left International Creative Management as co-chairman eight years ago to become head of the William Morris Agency, many Hollywood insiders marked the departure as the beginning of a slow bleed for ICM's movie department. Wiatt took along with him a roster of A-list clients that included Julia Roberts and Eddie Murphy.
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July 29, 2006 | Claire Hoffman, Times Staff Writer
Industry watchers took note this month when talent agent Chris Silbermann showed up at investment banker Herbert Allen Jr.'s annual retreat for media and entertainment power players. Never before had an agent with boutique firm Broder Webb Chervin Silbermann, where the 38-year-old was then managing partner, been invited to the exclusive event in Sun Valley, Idaho. But suddenly, there Silbermann was, lunching by the duck pond with International Creative Management Inc. chief Jeff Berg.
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July 28, 2006 | Claire Hoffman, Times Staff Writer
One of Hollywood's largest deal makers cut a deal Thursday to make itself even bigger. International Creative Management said it bought Broder Webb Chervin Silbermann Agency, a boutique shop known for putting together such hit TV shows as ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," NBC's "My Name Is Earl" and the CBS comedy "Two and a Half Men."
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January 4, 2007 | Josh Friedman, Times Staff Writer
In a shake-up at ICM that could cost the talent agency a host of top clients, industry veteran Robert Newman jumped ship Wednesday after 17 years to join rival Endeavor Agency. Newman, 48, the head of ICM's motion picture group, represents a roster of prestigious filmmakers that include Robert Rodriguez, Baz Luhrmann, Guillermo del Toro and Mike Figgis. He and Matt Solo, the former head of ICM's television literary department, are joining Endeavor as partners.
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