ICM reorganizes literary department

ICM is reorganizing its literary department, hiring Nick Harris to co-head the books-to-film division, which he'll run with freshly promoted Josie Freedman.

Harris is a catch for the agency, as the agent has spent the last decade amassing rights experience. He began at AP Watt Literary Agency based in London before jumping across the pond in 2006, joining Rabineau Wachter Sanford Harris (RWSH) as a partner. He was most recently at Mosaic, where he has represented several authors, graphic novelists and comic book creators.

Harris negotiated film rights for Fox Searchlight's "The Last King of Scotland," as well as "The Men Who Stare at Goats," co-produced by and starring George Clooney. He also negotiated film rights for Fox's upcoming family drama "We Bought a Zoo."

Freedman worked at Gersh before joining ICM in 2001. Her notable deals include "He's Just Not That Into You," based on the New York Times best-selling book; "The Illusionist," from a short story written by Pulitzer-Prize winning author Steven Millhauser; "Thank You for Smoking," based on Christopher Buckley's award-winning novel; "King Dork," written by Frank Portman with Will Ferrell producing for Sony; and "Boomsday," based on Christopher Buckley's best-seller with ICM client Ron Bass adapting and Tom Vaughan directing. 

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