ICM Talent Head Lorrie Bartlett on the Future of Hollywood Agencies and Representation

”It’s very important for young women who look like me, to know that it’s possible,“ Bartlett tells TheWrap about becoming the first African American woman on an agency board

Power agent and ICM’s Head of Talent Lorrie Bartlett has been on quite the ride lately. Not only does she boast a stellar client list that includes Regina King, Michael Keaton, and Lucy Liu, among others, but Bartlett in 2019 became the first African American woman to join the board of a major Hollywood agency.

And she doesn’t plan on stopping there. In a wide-ranging conversation with TheWrap, Bartlett talked about her rise in Hollywood, and how she wants to create more access for newcomers, expand opportunities for talent to explore other hyphenates, and allow more space for women, people of color, and for people of the LGBTQ+ community.

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Umberto Gonzalez

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