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Such a supportive town.
At least the logo doesn’t look like old guys trying to seem hip.
What the hell is this???
Did Chris Silbermann hurt you? A little too much ICM hate going on the last few days.
it’s a ship that’s about to blast off to another stratosphere!!!!
Lots of old agents there already making phone calls to their competitors…Female agents….Ex-WMA/E’ers.
Merge with Ari!
Guys, im on the boat in a middle cabin as a young feature writer…should i jump? how to?
The water is freezing cold so you would not last long. My advice would be to disguise yourself as a woman, unless you are one already, and get into a lifeboat if they have not all left. If they have, make your way to the stern and join in the final chorus of ‘Abide With Me.’
Dont jump – just wait and see what your agent does
I don’t get it. ICM is getting rid of people who cost more than they are bringing in. How does that not make sense? Is ICM some sort of 501(c) organization I don’t know of?
Come on – does anyone really think ICM is tanking? Every agency suffers shakedowns every now and then.
Also – they would have only hit 10% of the iceberg.
It hit the iceberg when they pushed out Limato. You know the difference between Titanic and ICM?
Titanic had a band.
Good riddance ICM. NO ONE will miss you after you DIE. Every agent there is so OLD that entire organization is basically dead already.
This is ridiculous Nikki. What agenda do you have here?
Clicks!!! Agency schadenfreude and politics = clicks galore!
When you’re kicking someone when they are down…
When they get back up they’ll remember you for it…
This is more like kicking a cat than a person. Sure, a cat’ll remember. Maybe it’ll scratch you or piss all over your carpet, but otherwise, what else is ICM able to do? Feed Nikki false rumors and hope they don’t get weeded out through fact checking?
That’s just lame. ICM will survive. So what they got rid of a few lackluster agents, and they’re restructuring. Silberman’s a smart guy ICM will be around for a long time.
It’s brilliant the perfect metaphor and a beautiful painting. But who’s the captain who goes down with the ship? Berg or Silbermann?
“Iceberg, Jeff Berg; they’re all the same to me” LOL. (punchline to an old joke)
Hilarious and accurate
This is completely ridiculous. They let go of some dead weight, and there’s this kind of uproar? Not quite sure what the agenda is.
They still have a great roster of strong, successful clients, that will only strengthen with the re-structuring under Silberman. Their TV dept alone, full of smarter and more tenacious agents than WME and CAA could say they have, could and will keep ’em afloat.
Please can we do this to ALL AGENTS AND MANAGERS…I mean PARASITES.
Ahhhh, someone who has never worked in the business and knows nothing about it or someone who wishes they were working but isn’t talented enough to have a good agent or manager. C’est Dommage.
Chew on this, Film Addict: I’ve worked in Hollywood for a number of years and have earned millions of dollars. If I mentioned my credits you’d probably be familiar with virtually all of them. And you know what? I agree 100% with him. Agents and managers ARE parasites and can hardly be called human. Yes, I’ve had a decent one, but for the most part these people are abject scum. And I’m being charitable.
That’s really unkind. The need to dehumanize others doesn’t speak well of your spiritual state or day to day happiness.
Sage seems more of bitter root and bitter just gets you sick.
I’m a comedy writer. Dehumanizing others makes me happy, not to mention, money. And I stand by the statement – most agents and managers in Hollywood are horrible dreck.
Sage, I’m not surprised you’re a comedy writer. Reps may be parasites and human scum, but we tend to be a lot happier than comedians. Good luck on Chipmunks 4.
FilmAddict, I’d like to speak for all of us “parasite” agents and managers: SHUT THE FUCK UP. Oh, and have a nice day!
Sorry FilmAddict, I meant to say:
To the O’ReallyFactor: I’d like to speak for all of us “parasite” agents and managers: SHUT THE FUCK UP. Oh, and have a nice day!
This is by far the nastiest bunch of people on this posting. Relax, it isn’t brain surgery we are doing here.
Nope. I like lawyers, because I pay them to explain/word my contract to/for me.
for such a “creatively” driven industry you would think that they would be able to come up with a more original metaphor. This was kind of funny when I first heard people say things like “looks like he has a deck chair on the Titanic blah, blah, blah” but that was a looong time ago. Fitting though it may be, lets get some fresh trash talk. Make it sting.
I have noticed only Lit Agents have been reportedly fired so far. Who will be the first Talent hack to get the ax??
Their head of TV Talent jumped to UTA last year. I think they were better in the feature lit dep’t than feature talent anyway.