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CAA to Buy ICM Partners, Uniting Hollywood Talent Agencies (2)

Sept. 27, 2021, 8:22 PM

Creative Artists Agency agreed to buy competitor ICM Partners, uniting two of Hollywood’s biggest agencies in a mega-deal that will create the largest home for talent in the entertainment business.

With the accord, CAA will add ICM’s deep roster of TV writers and producers to a client list that already includes many of the biggest movie stars, musicians and athletes. Their lineup of big-name talent ranges from super-producer Shonda Rhimes and Bill Lawrence, co-creator of “Ted Lasso,” to Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston and Chris Paul.

The deal has been years in the making, executives of both companies said, growing ...