Longtime ICM department head Matt Solo has left the tenpercentery.
Solo, who officially departed Wednesday, had headed up ICM’s TV lit department since March 1999.
Solo is the latest longtime ICMer to depart the agency post-merger with Broder Webb Chervin Silbermann. The merger immediately made ICM a bigger player in the TV world, enlarging the agency’s television lit biz in particular.
But as part of the reorg, several agents — including co-prexy Nancy Josephson — were immediately let go. Solo initially stayed on at ICM, but with his contract up, insiders said neither side could come to terms on a new deal.
Solo’s client list include some of TV’s most successful, including “House” creator David Shore, “The Shield” creator Shawn Ryan and “Angel” exec producer Tim Minear, who’s behind the upcoming Fox entry “Drive.”
It was unclear late Wednesday whether those clients will join Solo at a new outfit or remain at ICM.
Solo wasn’t immediately available for comment and hadn’t announced his plans as of late Wednesday. One rumor had him hopping to Endeavor, where he’d join Josephson (who climbed aboard as a partner in August).
Solo joined ICM in 1996. He began his career as a trainee at Triad Artists before spending three years at the Gersh Agency. His resume also includes a stint at a law firm.