ICM Partners made steps towards reaching its gender parity pledge on Wednesday, promoting five new agents with four being women.
All five new agents were previously coordinators in their respective divisions. The new agents are Toni Domenech in Global Branded Entertainment, Lily Fettis in Motion Picture Production, Jess Frohman and Julia Senerth in Concerts and Greg Jules in International Television and Media.
“These five new agents have distinguished themselves by their work ethic, attention to detail, and ability to further the career aspirations of our clients,” their department heads said in a joint statement. “We are proud of the hard work they put in to get to this point and look forward to them taking their careers to the next levels of success.”
Three months ago, ICM Managing Director Chris Silbermann announced a pledge to have an equal number of men and women on its staff and in leadership roles by 2020, with plans to hire and promote women to reach that goal. Silbermann credited one of his clients, “Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes, with inspiring the campaign.
ICM reported at the time that approximately 40 percent of its 300 agents and the heads of its 15 departments are female, with the majority of its publishing department being composed of female staffers.
Domenech continues to report to Carol Goll, Partner and Head, Global Branded Entertainment; Fettis to Paul Hook and Dan Baime, Partners and Co-Heads, Motion Picture Production; Frohman and Senerth to Steve Levine, Rob Prinz, and Mark Siegel, Partners and Co-Heads, Music; and Jules to Michael Kagan, Partner and Head, International Television and Media.