Abrams Artists Agency has announced a restructuring and realignment of the company’s senior leadership, promoting four veteran execs to senior leadership roles. Neal Altman and Robert Attermann have been tapped as COOs of the company in Los Angeles and New York, founder and CEO Harry Abrams said today. In addition, Brian Cho has been named the CFO in Los Angeles and New York, and Marni Rosenzweig has been promoted to SVP in Los Angeles and heads up the Los Angeles Talent Division, which includes adult and youth departments.
“This is an exciting time for Abrams Artists Agency,” said Chairman and CEO Harry Abrams. “I am confident that this newly appointed structure will lead us into the future in exciting, contemporary and creative ways.”
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In addition to their television, film, theater, commercial (voiceover and on-camera), literary and book divisions, 40-year-old Abrams has expanded to include an alternative programming division and has added branding and licensing.
Altman began at Abrams Artists Agency 37 years ago, shortly after Harry Abrams launched the company. Working his way up through the various departments, Altman eventually landed in the TV and Radio Commercial Division. Specializing in representing actors for voiceover and narration, Neal built a roster of international talent, expanding the voiceover division which features one of the largest departments on both coasts in the industry.
Attermann has been Abrams for 27 years, following an early stint in the mailroom at ICM He joined Abrams in the talent department in their New York Office, a division he now runs. Attermann becomes COO while continuing his dual roles as Co-Managing Director of the New York office and Head of the Talent Divisions.
Cho began his career 16 years ago at Abrams Artists Agency as an executive in the Business Affairs Department, and has steadily risen through the roles of Manager, VP of Finance in LA, and now his current title of CFO. He is responsible for the financial management of the company, as well supervising the operations of the Los Angeles office.
Rosenzweig joined Abrams Artists Agency as an Agent in Training, moving up through the ranks to SVP of the company. She now oversees both the Adult and Youth Talent Divisions where she began her time at Abrams over 18 years ago. Rosenzweig created the philanthropic organization, Agents of Change, from within the agency, which has partenerd with various organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Heal the Bay and the Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition.
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