EXCLUSIVE: ICM has signed Ray Romano, just days after he left WME after a long run. ICM’s focus will be to create more feature film opportunities for Romano. He’s already engaged as star and producer of the TNT series Men of a Certain Age, which starts production on its second season in August. Romano has done a few live action films, and also pulls down the occasional eight-figure paycheck for voicing the woolly mammoth Manny in Fox Animation’s Ice Age films. Those commissions stay at WME, which continues to rep him for personal appearances. Still, Romano’s WME exit was a bummer for some there who held him in the kind of sentimental regard as Bill Cosby. After all, Romano’s series Everybody Loves Raymond was one of the last great TV package killings made by WMA. His exit from WME wasn’t a shock, given that his primary agent Michael Cooper jumped to CAA. Romano continues to be managed by Rory Rosegarten and his attorney is Jon Moonves.
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