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Robert Ludlum Ent. Takes Over Its Own Production Series With A Hollywood Insider - Posted December 8, 2008
Robert Ludlum Entertainment got a little more Hollywood nabbing ICM agent Ben Smith to run the lucrative franchise t... [FishbowlLA]

But Does It Come With a Handmade Wallet? - Posted July 9, 2008
After the success of Bar Mitzvah Disco, Roger Bennett and Jules Shell settled upon summer camp as the theme for their second batch of archival photographs and original essays, and now that Camp Camp is out, they've teamed up with American Apparel for a summer window campaign that will put photos... [GalleyCat]

Trade Round-Up: August 17, 2007 - Posted August 17, 2007
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" jumps into the serious news fray a bit with a report next week from Iraq-based correspondent Rob Riggle, reports THR. Though Riggle and crew had contact with a USO-Multi Nationa... [FishbowlLA]

Rehashing Abate vs. ICM - Posted May 23, 2007
The New York Observer's Felix Gillette does a decent enough job summarizing the salient points of Richard Abate's recent court battle with ICM (even though most of us have, you know, moved on, which also likely explains why Abate declined to comment for the piece) and even though it's essentially rehash,... [GalleyCat]

LAT in 90: Fast Foods, Fast Talkers - Posted April 23, 2007
How About Fries and Two-picture Deal? ICM and CAA dealmakers and flesh peddlers now convene at the Century City mall food court, at least until ... [FishbowlLA]

Abate v. ICM: Judge Denies Preliminary Injunction Request - Posted March 28, 2007
Josh Getlin at the LA Times reports that Judge Peter Leisure has ruled against ICM in their quest to block Richard Abate from working as an agent with Endeavor. The 18-page ruling issued earlier this afternoon stated that IC... [GalleyCat]

Abate v. ICM, Day Two: Laying Out the Timeline - Posted March 27, 2007
If there's one thing yesterday's proceedings in Judge Peter Leisure's courtroom demonstrated, it's the extreme disconnect between legal relevance and true-blue drama. From a legal standpoint, all the preliminary injunction hearing (which wrapped up by 4 PM yesterday) accomplished was to show whether there was enough standing to hold Richard Abate... [GalleyCat]

Abate v. ICM, Day Two: ICM Strikes Back - Posted March 27, 2007
Richard Abate was understandably relieved to finally leave the stand around 2 PM or so, having been grilled at great extent by both his own counsel as well as ICM's. Not only do we know know a hell of a lot about what happened leading up to his departure, but also... [GalleyCat]

More on Abate/ICM/Endeavor Triangle Tango - Posted March 12, 2007
Josh Getlin had a short piece in this weekend's Los Angeles Times about last week's lawsuit slapped upon former ICM agent Richard Abate, rehashing many of the details already reported on ... [GalleyCat]

ICM Sues to Block Abate Move to Endeavor - Posted March 9, 2007
Whoa, just a few days after Variety's reporting of Richard Abate's upcoming move to Endeavor to headstart its literary division (a report, we might add, ... [GalleyCat]

Endeavor Confirms Abate Hire, Book Expansion - Posted March 6, 2007
A couple of weeks after we reported that former ICM literary agent Richard Abate was jumping ship to Endeavor to start up its brand-new literary division, ... [GalleyCat]

Sloan Harris Promoted at ICM - Posted February 22, 2007
Publishers Marketplace reports that Sloan Harris has been promoted to co-head of publications at ICM, which in Variety's words "essentially establishes him as heir apparent to run the agency's Gotham-based powerhouse book operation in the years to come." The 44-year-old agent will share... [GalleyCat]

LAT in 90 Seconds - Posted January 4, 2007
No Gold For Brad: Paramount Pictures Chairman Brad Grey lost his bid to be recognized by the Producers Guild of America as one of the producers of The Departed -- even though he was in... [FishbowlLA]

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