Chris Silbermann
Courtesy of ICM Partners
United States
2021

ICM Partners

Chris
Silbermann

CEO

When it was announced in September 2021 that CAA would be acquiring ICM, it wasn’t the first time Silbermann took Hollywood by surprise. In 2006, he helped engineer the merger of Broder Webb Chervin Silbermann Agency with the much larger ICM, and wound up running the combined entity. Earlier in 2021, the ICM Stellar Sports Division, already a top player as in soccer, acquired Select Sports Group, making ICM a major player in the NFL business overnight and a better acquisition target. Silbermann has a top-notch client list that includes writer/producer Shonda Rhimes, who scored a three-season pickup for “Bridgerton” on Netflix and an expanded deal there, plus Vince Gilligan and David Shore, both of whom renewed pacts with Sony.

Career

  • CAA
  • ICM Partners

Education

  • University of California–Berkeley (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
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ICM Abuse Complaints Highlight Challenges of Changing Hollywood

ICM Abuse Complaints Highlight Challenges of Changing Hollywood

ICM Partners has been quite public about trying to reform its own workplace culture. But according to a story published in the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, working at the high-powered agency can still be a traumatic experience for many lower-level employees.The article documented a workplace where agents and other supervisors felt free to take out their frustrations on their assistants, screaming at them, demeaning them and making them feel worthless. The story also cited two examples of alleged sexual harassment...

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