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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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ENTERTAINMENT
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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
August 3, 2010 | By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times
In the new West Los Angeles corporate offices of Atari Inc., the desks are mostly empty and the walls are mostly bare, but there's a red neon logo in the lobby that almost anyone would recognize. It's the perfect home for the once-leading video game company, which carries a name known around the world. The company is trying to rebuild itself after years of chaos, false starts and financial losses. Most people remember Atari for helping to create the video game business in the 1970s with titles such as Pong and Asteroids, as well as the first popular game consoles that let people play at home.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
BUSINESS
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.'
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 2012 | By Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times
As political fundraisers go, it's set to be an "Avengers"-sized blockbuster: One hundred and fifty wealthy Democrats will dine with President Obama at George Clooney's Studio City home Thursday night, at a party that organizers expect to gross $15 million for the president's re-election campaign - the highest amount ever raised at such an event. High-profile guests including Robert Downey Jr., Tobey Maguire, Barbra Streisand, director-producer J.J. Abrams, producer Nina Jacobson, Creative Artists Agency partner Bryan Lourd and ICM President Chris Silbermann are attending the dinner, which was organized by DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg and his political advisor, Andy Spahn.
BUSINESS
September 28, 2009 | Ben Fritz
When "Chicago" and "Hairspray" producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan were looking for their next big movie musical last November, the two ended up in what would seem like an unlikely place: the El Segundo headquarters of Mattel Inc. The duo found their inspiration in the prototypes for an as-yet unreleased line of monster dolls from the toy manufacturer. Welcome to Hollywood's latest gold rush. Movie studio development slates are rapidly filling up with projects based on well-known toys and games.
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