ICM Recruits Cinetic's Bart Walker in Boost to Film Group
Literary representatives Bart Walker and Christina Bazdekis of entertainment advisory company Cinetic Media are joining ICM Partners and will work out of the Century City-based agency's New York office.
Both Walker and Bazdekis will join the agency as partners, boosting ICM's film group. They are expected to begin working at ICM in the next week. Both reps previously had stints at the agency.
Together they represent Sofia Coppola, John Turturro, Lisa Cholodenko, Jim Jarmusch, Lee Daniels and Julian Schnabel, among others.
Walker has been a principal and partner at Cinetic; he also co-founded Producers Distribution Agency in 2010. The company handles theatrical distribution of films. Walker worked at ICM in the 1980s, and left before returning in 1991. He later had a stint at CAA before joining Cinetic. Bazdekis has served as a manager at Cinetic. She previously worked at ICM from 1996 until 2004, when she departed for CAA. She joined Cinetic in 2007.
"Bart and Christina are known for their ability to identify and cultivate the careers of artists and their expertise in the financing and packaging of films," the agency's partners said in a statement. "They are fantastic additions not only to our motion picture department but also to our New York office, which is gaining a foothold as one of the leading agency outposts on the East Coast.”