Three years after joining ICM Partners as the agency’s co-head of film literary representation, Spencer Baumgarten has left the company, an ICM spokesperson said.
At present the company has no plans to replace Baumgarten, who joined ICM in November 2016 after 12 years at CAA. Harley Copen and Doug MacLaren continue to serve as co-heads of that department.
No reason was given for Baumgarten’s exit from ICM, but in a terse memo published by Deadline, which first reported the news, the company told staffers on Monday night: “Spencer Baumgarten is no longer with the agency. We thank him for the contributions he made and wish him the best going forward.”
During his tenure at CAA, Baumgarten represented a roster of film directors, writers, and producers that included Gore Verbinski, Pierre Morel, Kurt Wimmer, Donnie Yen, and Jon Favreau. Before CAA he was an agent at Endeavor.
The news comes on the same day ICM announced several promotions, including Kevin Crotty and Sloan Harris, who were both named co-presidents. They will oversee all agent-related and client-service operations. In addition, founding partner Adam Schweitzer was promoted to managing director of talent and branding, founding partners and board member Rick Levy was promoted to chief operating officer, and founding partner and board member Jennifer Joel was elevated co-head of the publishing department, serving alongside longtime publishing department co-head Esther Newberg.