ICM Partners has promoted nine agents to partner status, eight in Los Angeles and one in New York. The agents in need of new business cards: Jessica Lacy, Head of International and Independent Film; Dennis Ashley and Robert Gibbs, who have co-headed the West Coast urban music division; publishing agent Alexandra Machinist; television literary agents Erik Horine, Dan Norton and Pete Stone; Co-Head of Television Production Sean Freidin; and motion picture literary agent Doug Johnson.
The new partners lead the agency’s indie film sales and packaging, touring and repping authors and television creators. ICM now has 47 partners, since buying the agency back from its private equity owners in 2012 and instituting a partner-based ownership structure. The agency last added partners in 2013, when it minted 11 of them.
“We founded ICM Partners on the principle of rewarding success and providing an opportunity for growth for our agents,” the agency said in a statement from the collective partners. “The spirit of teamwork and collegiality that we envisioned is embodied by this outstanding group of agents.”
The agency is relocating to the top five floors of its current Century City headquarters.