Veteran talent agent and former chairman and chief executive of International Creative Management alum has officially launched his long-rumored talent and literary agency, Resolution. Berg, who spent nearly 30 years at ICM, will helm the new agency.
His executive team includes music agent/television producer Jeff Franklin, formerly of ATI, as Chief Operating Officer; former WME Vice President Laura Li as CFO; Randy Greenberg as Co-Head of Operations and Business Development and Jon Gumpert as General Counsel and Head of Business Affairs. Both Greenberg and Gumpert are former movie studio execs.
Others making the jump to Resolution include Terry Rhodes, who until recently, was co-head of ICM's contemporary music unit and Steve Schenck, formerly of Paradise Artists, who will helm Resolutions' music division. Deadline is also reporting that Resolution has hired a number of literary agents, including Rich Green and Shari Smiley from CAA and Abram Nalibotsky from Gersh. Additional announcements regarding new hirings are also expected in coming weeks.
Resolution will focus on the core functions of talent representation but will also provide a wide range of financial and advisory services including the sale of libraries and catalogues, financial transactions for media companies, raising capital for independent and studio films, providing restructuring advice and the sale and licensing of independently financed films and television series to the domestic and international markets.
Berg's launch of the new agency was backed by the Phoenix-based private investment firm Najafi Companies, who, according to Deadline Hollywood, which capitalized Resolution with as much as $200 million, which may offer Berg significant latitude in acquiring the assets of smaller agencies as he builds his company's own roster. via Celebrity Access