April 9, 1993 |
Public disputes are nothing new between stars in Hollywood, where parking a car without permission in comic Tom Arnold's spot can spawn a week's worth of headlines. But among Hollywood's powerbrokers, rivalries over business practices rarely surface in so public a way as they have within the last week.
April 3, 1993 |
The usually quiet rivalries between Hollywood's powerful talent agencies exploded into the open on Friday as one agency leveled conflict of interest accusations against another. The dispute revolves around a consulting deal between Creative Artists Agency, whose clients include Kevin Costner, and Credit Lyonnais, the French bank that owns the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio.
March 1, 1993 |
In Hollywood, movie deals involving millions of dollars are routinely made with a simple handshake. It's often the case that a film has been completed before the lawyers work out the details and the star signs a contract. This may be common in industry circles. But will it make sense to a jury of Los Angeles County residents? That's the question this week as actress Kim Basinger confronts charges that she backed out of a movie she allegedly had agreed to star in. Main Line Pictures Inc.
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.