ICM Partners Promotes Seven Business and Legal Affairs Execs

Courtesy of ICM Partners
From left: Bariche, Driskill, Kopp, Kowal, Krikorian, Mellman, Trikilis.

The elevations include Alexandra Kopp, who is now a vice president.

ICM Partners has promoted seven executives in business and legal affairs, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. In line with the agency's belief that it benefits employees to be multi-disciplinary in today's business, the elevated execs will work across departments, adding new areas of responsibility to their purview.

The promotions are:

Alexandra Kopp, who is now vice president of business and legal affairs and will add motion picture talent deals to her work. Before joining ICM in August 2014, the University of Alberta and University of Nevada law school grad worked at the J. Paul Getty Trust, as well as at an advertising agency where her clients included the LVCVA, Caesars Entertainment and Busch Gardens. She also co-founded the female lawyer and business affairs executive group The Broad Cooperative. "Alexandra's business acumen, deal-making skills and strategic vision have been instrumental in supporting the success of our global branded entertainment, digital and concerts business lines," founding partner and general counsel Rick Levy said in a statement. "She is a consummate professional who is always one step ahead on how new business models can work to enhance our clients' business, and we are pleased to expand her purview with this promotion."

Amanda Kowal, now a senior business affairs manager who will add television production to her existing motion picture production responsibilities. The Indiana University Bloomington and University of San Diego law school grad interned at CMG Worldwide and then joined ICM in July 2015 as an assistant to then-TV business affairs head Tybalt Whitney.

Olivia Trikilis, also now a senior business affairs manager who will add the television packaging department to her support of the unscripted and talent departments. The CSU Northridge and Southwestern Law grad interned at IM Global and Blumhouse, worked as a law clerk at FX and then joined ICM's TV business affairs department in February 2016 as an assistant to business affairs, scripted packaging head Nicole Riley, to whom she will continue to report.

Nada Bariche, now a business affairs executive. The Swede moved to Dallas in 2000 and graduated from the University of North Texas and the University of San Diego law school, then joined ICM in 2016 as an assistant to TV business affairs senior vice president Robyn Goldman, to whom she will continue to report.

Christine Krikorian, also now a business affairs executive. The UC Riverside grad interned at NBCUniversal and the Rosen Law Group while she was at Southwestern Law, then joined ICM last October as an assistant to Riley, to whom she will continue to report.

Amy Mellman, another new business affairs executive. The University of Florida grad interned for ICM business affairs exec Heather Bushong while enrolled at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, then joined the agency in February 2016 as an assistant to New York-based senior theatre business affairs exec Steven David and senior vp, business affairs Maarten Kooij.

Hope Driskill, who is joining the legal affairs group as an attorney. The University of Missouri-Columbia grad served as editor-in-chief of UCLA's entertainment law review and interned for ICM's business and legal affairs departments before joining the agency in September 2017. She trained under associate general counsel Joe Trofino and will continue to report to him on corporate matters while supporting the concerts department in business affairs.

"All of these talented women have proven themselves to be exactly the type of top-caliber legal and business affairs executives we have long been fortunate to count as colleagues in these departments," Levy said in a statement. "We are pleased to recognize their contributions with these promotions."