Josephson Leaves ICM; Friends Co-Creators Stay

Jul 31, 2006  •  Post A Comment

International Creative Management’s deal to acquire the Broder Webb Chervin Silbermann Agency has made for a big transition within ICM’s top ranks.

Agency co-President Nancy Josephson, whose father, Marvin, founded the agency in 1955, has left the company as part of the BWCS acquisition.

A child of the industry, Ms. Josephson graduated from Harvard Law School and worked as an entertainment lawyer before moving to ICM’s New York office as a business affairs attorney. While rising through the ranks she signed writers Marta Kauffman and David Crane, who went on to co-create the NBC hit “Friends.”

In 1987 she returned to Los Angeles to become the first woman to take a senior management position at a major Hollywood agency.

As part of her exit from the agency, Ms. Josephson is also stepping down from ICM’s board of directors.

As of Friday, Ms. Kauffman and Mr. Crane were still listed as clients of ICM.