ICM Partners Promotes 14 To Agent, Including Bartlett, Berger, Hiett & Shapiro In Concerts
– ICM Partners Promotions:
Top Row L-R: Andrianna Yeatts, Ariel Meislin, Branden Berger, Chad Kojouri, Ferguson Hiett, Jake Houston, Jennifer Simpson Bottom Row L-R: Jimmy Martin, Katie Baral, Kyle Jaeger, Sam Barickman, Sam Bartlett, Sara Shapiro, Zach Hardin
ICM Partners has announced more than a dozen promotions throughout multiple divisions across the agency in both Los Angeles and New York with 14 coordinators upped to agent, including four in its concerts department.
The promotions include seven from 2020, with Sam Bartlett, Branden Berger, Ferguson Hiett and Sara Shapiro promoted in the concerts department, along with Sam Barickman (Theater), Zach Hardin (TV Production) and Ariel Meislin (Lit).
The newly promoted agents for 2021 include Katie Baral (Digital), Jake Houston (Branded Entertainment), Kyle Jaeger (Lit), Chad Kojouri (Non-Scripted), Jimmy Martin (Talent), Jennifer Simpson (Podcasts and Publications) and Andrianna Yeatts (Publications).
Sam Bartlett, who was promoted to agent in February 2020, handles concert bookings for ICM’s Adult Contemporary and Comedy rosters in clubs, theaters, and amphitheaters. He joined the New York office in 2014 and was selected for the agent trainee program in 2016. He was promoted to coordinator in 2018.
Branden Berger, who was promoted to agent in October 2020, works in the comedy touring department booking top acts in clubs, colleges, and theaters nation-wide. During the pandemic he’s also recently been booking clients for virtual shows and drive-in performances. He’s been coordinator in the Concerts department since 2018. Berger got his start in the mailroom in 2015 and went on to join the talent department assisting agents in both TV and Motion Picture before being selected for ICM’s Agent Trainee Program.
Ferguson Hiett, who was promoted to agent in February 2020, books the West Coast and the South for the concerts department. Today’s announcement notes that he’s been “instrumental in building ICM’s College Music Booking Department.” Hiett joined ICM Partners in 2013 as an assistant to Head of Worldwide Music Rob Prinz and he was promoted to coordinator in 2018. He’s worked on tours for Jerry Seinfeld, Celine Dion, Bob Seger, Alice In Chains, Kamasi Washington and many others.
Shapiro, who was promoted to agent in February 2020, books the Midwest for Adult Contemporary and Comedy Touring Departments and her clients include the podcasts We Met At Acme, It’s Happening with Snooki & Joey, LadyGang, and Here to Make Friends. She joined the Concerts department in 2014 and was named Coordinator in 2018.
Earlier this month ICM Partners announced music agents Ron Kaplan, Garry Buck and Alex Buck, had joined the company after runs with Paradigm Talent Agency and Monterey International. Among the artists accompanying them are Buddy Guy, Corinne Bailey Rae, Eric Johnson, Jimmie Vaughan, Jonny Lang, Joss Stone, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Los Lonely Boys, Macy Gray, Richard Marks, Robert Daltry, Ry Cooder, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Samantha Fish, Tower of Power and Van Morrison and many others.