Toni Howard switches roles at ICM

Schachter, Schweitzer take over film talent department

Toni Howard is stepping down as ICM's head of motion picture talent, passing the baton to Scott Schachter and Adam Schweitzer, whom the agency has promoted to co-heads of the department.

Howard took over as department head in 2007, initially committing to the role for one year. It was her second stint in the leadership position, having previously wielded the mantle in 1999.

She has now signed a deal that sees her in the shoes as executive vice president and, according to the agency, will turn "her focus to representing her personal roster of high-profile clients and step away from the day-to-day responsibilities of running the department."

Schachter and Schweitzer both got their starts at ICM. Schachter began in the mailroom and become an agent in 1999, while Schweitzer started as an assistant in the agency's New York office and became an agent in 2005. Among the duo's clients are Academy Award winners Christoph Waltz and Dianne Wiest, Emmy Award winner Ray Romano, Golden Globe nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Michael Sheen.

Howard, a Hollywood vet who has been with the agency since 1991, has a roster that includes Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Walken, Laura Linney, James Spader, Michael Caine, Edie Falco, Christina Ricci, Holly Hunter, Danny Huston, Emily Mortimer, Michael Keaton, Eric Stonestreet, David Strathairn, Harvey Keitel and many others.