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ICM Partners ups Michael Kagan to int’l TV head

U.S.- and UK-based agency ICM Partners has upped Michael Kagan (pictured) to head of international TV and media.
August 17, 2015

U.S.- and UK-based agency ICM Partners has upped Michael Kagan (pictured) to head of international television and media.

The role will see Kagan – who was made a partner in 2013 – leading ICM’s operations in unscripted and worldwide TV, while overseeing reality and scripted packaging, format adaptations and new media projects.

The promotion will see Kagan heading the department of about 20 agents and execs across LA, New York and London. It comes just a week after founder and senior VP Greg Lipstone was named CEO of All3Media America, which is a client of ICM Partners.

Kagan has been with the agency since 2003, working his way from the mailroom to agent in international television and media, and ultimately partner in 2013. He currently represents a number of prodcos, including Nick Cannon‘s Ncredible Entertainment, Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production, Ken Mok’s 10×10 Entertainment and All3Media America.

The exec is also charged with managing the careers of broadcast and cable showrunners, as well as on-air talent.

“Michael was identified early in his career as a future leader of the agency,” the board of ICM Partners said in a joint statement. “His passion for his clients and for television is infectious and his demonstrated commitment to growing this area of our business makes him the ideal candidate to lead our international television and media department.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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