Styne begins ICM chapter


Veteran agent David Styne has joined ICM as a motion picture literary agent.

Styne left CAA this month after 17 years with the agency. He declined comment on the reasons for his departure.

"I came to ICM because ICM has been a brand in the business for over 20 years and I met with a group of executives who conveyed an enthusiasm for rebuilding the company and also expressed a great desire for me to be a big part of it," Styne said.

Styne begins immediately and plans to "get to work right way with some longtime clients I've been working with who are coming with me to ICM."

It is unclear, however, which of those clients officially are coming with him.

Styne has been a longtime representative of a cache of writers, including John Logan ("Gladiator"), Russell Gewirtz ("Inside Man"), David McKenna ("Blow"), Caspian Tredwell-Owen ("Behind Enemy Lines"), Chris Kyle ("K-19: The Widowmaker"), Vincent Ngo and Jason Hall, as well as director Gil Kenan ("Monster House") and producer Andrew Lazar.

Styne also worked on the teams that repped directors Michael Mann, Oliver Stone and Jonathan Mostow.

"David is a terrific agent with a history of working at the highest levels in the business," ICM president Chris Silbermann said. "He has developed some amazing careers for both writers and directors and we look forward to him joining our team."