Greg Lipstone, a founding partner and board member at ICM Partners, is heading to longtime client All3Media America, where he will serve as CEO. He will oversee all day-to-day operations there, including the eleven companies under its corporate umbrella. Top unscripted agent Lipstone has represented the company, along with several of its subsidiaries, since its inception nearly 12 years ago. All3Media America will remain a client of ICM Partners. Lipstone headed the alternative department of ICM Partners. The agency is expected to name a successor.
“No one understands our business better than Greg, and we couldn’t be more excited that he is joining All3Media America as our new CEO,” said All3Media CEO Jane Turton. “Greg’s knowledge of the industry is exceptional, and the combination of his relationships, his reputation, his commercial flair and his drive will play a hugely important part in growing All3Media in the US.”
At All3Media America, Lipstone succeeds president Eli Holzman. Holzman had been running All3Media-backed Studio Lambert USA, and segued into his more corporate All3Media role after Britain’s largest independent TV production group company bought out Studio Lambert’s US operation at the end of 2012. I hear Holtzman had a provision in his contract that allowed him to exit, and he notified All3Media toppers of his intention to depart earlier this year, agreeing to stay on until a replacement is found. Holzman is expected to return to his entrepreneurial, producing roots, starting a new company.
All3Media America’s companies include Studio Lambert (Undercover Boss), Zoo Prods and Maverick (Chrisley Knows Best).
In a joint statement, the partners of ICM said: “We are incredibly excited for Greg as he transitions into his new role as CEO. He will always be part of the ICM Partners family, and we look forward to continuing to work with him to further the success of All3Media America.”
In addition to All3Media America, Lipstone has represented such unscripted producers as Nigel Lythgoe, Ken Mok, Conrad Green, Audrey Morrissey, Gurney Productions and Original Media. He also was instrumental in packaging such hit network series as Dancing With The Stars, The Office, Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares, Undercover Boss, Secrets And Lies, Ugly Betty (ABC) and more. Prior to joining ICM Partners, Lipstone worked at the William Morris Agency for 21 years, initially as a trainee and subsequently rising through the ranks to head the agency’s network television department in 2004. He started his entertainment industry career while still a teenager, serving as a receptionist at The Landsburg Company during school vacations and summer holidays. He quickly worked his way up to segment producer on several network series and specials.