ICM Partners has promoted Shade Grant and Courtny Catzel to Co-Heads of New York Non-Scripted Programming. In the newly created leadership positions, the duo will continue to report to Los Angeles-based Michael Kagan, Partner and Head of International Television and Media at ICM Partners.
Grant and Catzel jointly represent a number of clients and production companies in unscripted, including InventTV (Bravo’s Southern Charm New Orleans), Original Productions (Discovery’s Emmy-winning Deadliest Catch), Spring Films (Oscar- and Emmy-nominated The Look of Silence), and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’s Karamo Brown.
Grant’s clients include Big Coat Media (HGTV’s Love It or List It), Glass Entertainment Group (Animal Planet’s Tanked, CNN’s Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History), Park Slope (Discovery’s Alaskan Bush People), Our House Media (Bravo’s upcoming Welcome to Waverly) and Znak & Co (Fox’s upcoming Meghan Markle: An American Princess).
Catzel’s clients include Beyond Productions (Discovery’s Mythbusters), Maggievision Productions (ABC’s ESPYs, The Story of Diana), Meredith Vieira Productions, Nigel Lythgoe Productions (Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance), Shaggy Entertainment (CBS’ upcoming TKO), as well as Politico and talent including Megan Fox and Ali Wentworth.
Catzel also works in the Broadcasting Department at ICM, with clients such as ESPN’s Mike Golic Sr., Mike Golic Jr., Peter Rosenberg and Jay Williams.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Shade and Courtny for many years, and we are all very excited to promote them into this leadership role within the agency,” said Kagan. “They are hard-working, determined and passionate advocates for their clients and have made tremendous contributions to our ever-expanding department and richly deserve these promotions.”
Grant joined ICM in 2006 and came through the agency’s trainee program. With a background in independent film and the literary side of the television business, Grant was promoted to an agent in ICM’s unscripted TV department in October 2010 and transitioned to the agency’s New York office in 2011, in an expansion of the department.
Catzel joined ICM Partners as an agent from Gersh in 2012.