Harry Abrams has sold his entertainment talent and literary agency Abrams Artists Agency to long-time company execs Robert Attermann and Brian Cho, along with their new partner, entrepreneur and producer Adam Bold, and Neal Altman who rounds out the ownership group.
Atterman (pictured, left) previously served as COO and has been with the agency for 30 years. The position involved the dual role of co-managing director of the New York office and head of the talent divisions. He is now CEO.
Cho (right) makes the move from CFO to president and COO after 19 years with the company. He started as an executive in the business affairs department, and was named CFO and managing director of the Los Angeles office in 2015.
Atterman and Cho will manage business operations from coast to coast.
Bold, meanwhile, founded the independent investment-management company The Mutual Fund Store and co-founded the indie prodco Grandma’s House Entertainment. He is also partners with filmmaker Paul Feig in Powderkeg, a digital content company that aims to champion underserved voices, including female and LGBTQ creators and filmmakers of color.
Bold is stepping into the role of chairman. He will steer efforts to make the Abrams Artists Agency more diverse and dynamic.
Abrams will retain the title of founder and advisor, and help guide the team throughout the transition.