Greg Lipstone takes ICM reins
Co-head Steve Wohl departing after 21 yearsGreg Lipstone is going solo as head of ICM's international television and media division.
Since the department's launch about a year ago, Lipstone had co-headed it with ICM veteran Steve Wohl.
Wohl is now exiting the agency where he had been since 1987. The change represents a shift towards a more team-based approach in running the department, sources said.
As head of the international television and media division, Lipstone will spearhead ICM's efforts in scripted and reality television packaging and adaptation of foreign formats, new media and book properties for television.
Scripted foreign formats are the all rave at the broadcast networks this year, with ICM scoring five pilots: Jerry Bruckheimer's "Eleventh Hour," Mitch Hurwitz's "Sit Down, Shut Up," "Spaced," "Good Behavior" and "Never Better."
ICM's international television and media division has been beefing up its ranks, recently adding Steven Grossman and Dana-Lee Schuman to bring the number of agents on its team to eight.
The division handles such companies as BBC Worldwide Prods., LMNO, 12 Yard and Granada America. All 3 Media, Lighthearted Entertainment and Imagina U.S. Its unscripted/syndication packages include "Dancing With the Stars," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "Kitchen Nightmares," "Don't Forget the Lyrics" and "The Tyra Banks Show."
"Greg is an incredible agent who has distinguished himself with one of the best client lists in that area, and his relationships and leadership skills are exemplary," said ICM president Chris Silbermann.
Lipstone, who will continue to report to head of worldwide television Ted Chervin, joined ICM as senior vp in June 2005.
On Wednesday, it wasn't clear where Wohl was headed, but speculation was he may be Paradigm-bound. The agency's head of alternative, Cal Boyington, left in November to head a production company. CAA -- whose Michael Camacho made the move to UTA in February -- also was said to be a possibility.
Also unclear is if Wohl's clients, including Ken Mok and Rocket Science, would follow him.