EXCLUSIVE: Toni Howard had committed back in 2007 to only leading the department for a year, and it’s already been 3 years. So she’s extended her deal as EVP at ICM but stepped down as Motion Picture Talent department head. To replace her, Chris Silbermann tapped Scott Schachter and Adam Schweitzer as co-heads. Schachter is based in Los Angeles, while Schweitzer is in New York.
Both began their agency careers at ICM. Starting as an assistant in ICM’s New York office, Schweitzer was upped to agent in 2005. Schachter began his career in ICM’s mailroom and was promoted to agent in 1999. During their ascension at the agency, Schachter and Schweitzer have repped Academy Award winners Christoph Waltz and Dianne Wiest, Emmy Award winner Ray Romano, Golden Globe nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Sheen, Lucy Punch, Tom Hiddleston and a host of others.
Howard joined ICM in 1991. She was appointed head of the motion picture talent department in 1999 and began her second stint in the role in 2007. She oversaw key hires in the department such as Lorrie Bartlett and Chuck James, Bonnie Bernstein, Joanne Wiles and Andrew Rogers. Her clients include Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Walken, Laura Linney, James Spader, Michael Caine, Edie Falco, Christina Ricci, Holly Hunter, Danny Huston, Emily Mortimer, Michael Keaton, Eric Stonestreet, David Strathairn, Harvey Keitel and many others.