ICM Partners has hired Melissa Aouate as a junior television literary agent. She will join the Los Angeles office of the agency after Thanksgiving. This marks Aouate’s return to ICM where she started her career as an assistant in the motion picture literary department. Aouate recently was the director of development at Robert Zemeckis’ ImageMovers, where she worked on the recently released feature, Flight, and was an executive on The Demonologist, The Charles Fort Prophecies, and How To Survive A Garden Gnome Attack. Additionally, Aouate has been involved with ImageMovers’ Showtime drama The Borgias and developed a number of projects in the works at Fox TV Studios deal where ImageMovers is under an overall deal.
ICM Partners has been looking to beef up its TV lit ranks following a couple of agent departures over the past year: Mickey Berman & Josh Hornstock, who went to UTA, as well as veteran Bob Broder, who went to run client Chuck Lorre’s company. On the movie lit side, ICM Partners recently brought in leading indie film rep Bart Walker.