October 23, 1992 |
Hollywood's talent agency reshuffling continued Thursday as 13 executives from the dismantling InterTalent agency joined International Creative Management. The move, while expected, brings to ICM some respected agents who represent key figures in the industry. It also strengthens ICM's management ranks. InterTalent founder Bill Block will head ICM's West Coast office and be given responsibility for day-to-day management of the agency's movie and television departments.
October 19, 1992 |
Tremors rocked the entertainment industry over the weekend as one Hollywood talent agency was sold, another prepared to go out of business and a third announced a management buyout. The William Morris Agency purchased Triad Artists, whose clients include actor Bruce Willis and country music star Vince Gill, for an undisclosed sum. At the same time, several top executives have left InterTalent in anticipation of the company's demise.
July 12, 1991 |
With financing for independent movie and television projects getting scarcer, one of Hollywood's leading talent agencies has opened its own financial services unit. Frans J. Afman, who revolutionized independent film financing as an executive at Credit Lyonnais Bank Nederland in the 1980s, will head the International Creative Management division.
May 7, 1991 |
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, the U.S. commander of Operation Desert Storm, has signed a representation deal with International Creative Management, one of the country's leading talent agencies. The signing was confirmed late Monday by ICM President Jim Wiatt. Schwarzkopf was signed by ICM partner Marvin Josephson in New York on Monday, Wiatt said. Wiatt said that ICM will represent Schwarzkopf in all professional activities outside the military.
February 11, 1991 |
Film agent David Goldman joined International Creative Management, adding to a recent exodus from the William Morris Agency's film department. Goldman, 34, said director Renny Harlin ("Die Hard 2") will join him at ICM. The agent declined to say whether other Morris clients had agreed to join him. He has worked closely with rock star Billy Idol, director Dwight Little, and actor Brandon Lee, among others. Goldman is the fifth Morris film agent to join ICM in the last two weeks.
July 29, 1990 |
Marvin Josephson, principal owner of International Creative Management, likes to tell how his company's Chase Manhattan bankers were at a business meeting when someone, yet again, brought up the phenomenal success of rival Creative Artists Agency. The speaker carried on about the drawing power of CAA superstars Mel Gibson, Eddie Murphy and Arnold Schwarzenegger. All three, the Chase contingent had to point out, are actually represented by ICM.
July 29, 1990 |
Above the door hangs a black top hat with glittery letters that read "Broadway Sam." On the walls are the obligatory posters touting clients--Meryl Streep, Sigourney Weaver, Woody Allen, Diane Wiest, Mike Nichols, Robert Benton, Fred Schepisi, Susan Seidelman. And, in the middle of it all, sits Sam Cohn: co-founder of ICM and, by some accounts, the greatest talent agent in the world.
May 27, 1990
Sometimes it's hard to tell the glasnost players without a score card. Here's a list of who currently represents whom and where you might see upcoming performances. ICM Artists Ltd.: --Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra with Yuri Temirkanov, music director. Southland performances in November. (Note: Temirkanov, who is with Entertainment Corp., U.S.A., conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
May 27, 1990 |
They know each other quite well for all three are rivals in the same field--doing their best to capitalize on the new, open Soviet Union by importing music and dance performers into the United States. They conduct business in that tight little enclave of mid-town Manhattan that's virtually a baton's throw from Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and these days might just as easily bump into each other on Moscow's Gorky Street as on Manhattan's West 57th Street.
October 27, 1989 |
One week after a screenwriter's allegations against Creative Artists Agency President Michael Ovitz surfaced in the press, the Writers Guild of America, West has issued a cautiously worded statement saying that it "views with grave concern threats of interference with a writer's career opportunities from any quarter, including agents and/or employees."