ICM Partners Taps Mark Gordon to Lead TV Lit Department

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Mark Gordon

He takes over for board members Kevin Crotty and Chris von Goetz.

ICM Partners has tapped partner Mark Gordon to oversee its TV literary department.

The partner at the agency, who represents a slew of TV writers and has packaged clients from all departments into small-screen fare, will take over the position from board members Kevin Crotty and Chris von Goetz.

"In addition to being a passionate advocate for his own clients, Mark has taken a strong leadership position in expanding the television side of the business for many of our clients operating in other areas of the agency," Crotty and von Goetz said in a joint statement announcing the news Monday. "He is the ideal choice to oversee the interests of our clients in an evolving landscape."

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This season, Gordon's TV packages include projects from Ellen DeGeneres, Vince Gilligan, David Shore, Samuel L. Jackson, Patricia Cornwell, John Shiban, Neil LaBute, Josh Gad, Susan Sarandon and the estate of Dr. Seuss. Gordon also was key in the origination of stalwart agency packages Breaking Bad (AMC) and Blue Bloods (CBS), as well as new series Gang Related (Fox) and NBC's buzzy James Spader drama The Blacklist, among others.

Gordon started his career with Broder Webb Chervin Silbermann and became an agent in 2005. He was named partner at ICM Partners in May 2012 following the agency's management buyout.

ICM Partners represents a who's who of showrunners and has packaged series including Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, Dancing With the Stars, Criminal Minds, Undercover Boss, Cougar Town, House, Mike & Molly, The Simpsons, Two and a Half Men, Psych, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Surviving Jack, Sean Saves the World, Undateable, Welcome to the Family, Ironside, America’s Next Top Model, Kitchen Nightmares, Last Comic Standing, Don’t Forget the Lyrics and Army Wives.

Gordon is a former member of The Hollywood Reporter's annual Next Gen list (2011).