Next Gen 2010: Hollywood's Young Guns
Los Angeles native Hornstock knows how to put out fires. Before joining ICM, he was a firefighter in Northern California for three years. "I never got a kitten out of a tree," Hornstock says. "But it was exciting." Since 2006, Hornstock has found similar excitement cultivating untested TV talents. Kevin Biegel, co-creator of Cougar Town, started with Hornstock when he was a writer's assistant on The Tracy Morgan Show. Hornstock also landed an overall deal at Universal Media Studios for Sonny Lee and Patrick Walsh (Outsourced) and helped Stephen Falk cross over from features to supervising producer on Weeds. "I kill myself for my clients," Hornstock says. "I'm still putting out fires, but these don't burn as much."