The hire of Stabile, who comes from Kaplan Stahler Agency, marks a moment of transition for ICM’s unscripted division, following veteran Greg Lipstone’s exit earlier this summer and the subsequent promotion of Michael Kagan, who was named head of the department in August.
“Andy is a highly regarded agent who brings years of experience and relationships with him to ICM Partners,” said Kagan, to whom Stabile will report. “We are happy to have him join our team.”
Stabile joined Kaplan Stahler this past March, as a partner and the head of alternative. There, he repped on-camera personalities, non-scripted producers and production companies.
His client roster includes Band of Outsiders, New Birch Productions, Emerge Pictures, Factual, “Judge Mathis” exec producer Bo Banks, “Hot Bench” EP Maureen FitzPatrick, “Top Chef’s” Tara Siener, “The Hills” alum Sean Travis, former “Today” director Rob George, model Selita Ebanks and designer Elaine Turner.
Prior to Kaplan Stahler, Stabile was at CAA for 13 years, also in the alternative TV department, where he brokered deals for NBC’s “Food Fighters,” Oxygen’s “Preachers” franchise, MTV’s “Todrick,” Esquire’s “Knife Fight” and “Car Matchmaker,” plus “SportsNation” at ESPN. Previously, he was an exec at Big Ticket Television where he worked on series including UPN’s “Moesha” and syndie court hits “Judge Judy” and “Judge Joe Brown.”
At the time of Lipstone’s departure (he since moved to All3Media America as CEO), New York-based reality agent Lori York was also rumored to be leaving, though she is still on board, working on behalf of ICM clients.