LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — International Creative Management announced that Mike Jelline has been appointed Head of Television Talent at the agency, taking over the position from Leigh Brillstein. Jelline will report to Ted Chervin, ICM's Head of Worldwide Television, and Toni Howard, who oversees the agency's talent department.
Leigh Brillstein, who began her career at the agency in 1988, has led the television talent department on two separate occasions, most recently since 2002. Brillstein will stay on with ICM as a Senior Vice President and focus more closely on her client roster, which includes Sam Waterston, Noah Wyle, Sarah Paulson among others.
Jelline has been with ICM since 1997 and reps a strong roster which includes: Emmy Award winner Peter MacNicol, Ali Larter, Olivia Williams and January Jones to name a few. His appointment comes hot on the heels of Greg Lipstone's ascension to the lofty heights as the head of ICM's international media & television unit. ICM however, maintains that the Jelline's promotion is unconnected.
"Leigh is a vital player on our team and has served as a mentor to Mike and many other talent agents at ICM," said Silbermann. "As we talked about the next phase for the department, we couldn't think of anyone who had embraced the agency's new culture and spirit here more than Mike. His approach to doing business both internally and externally has helped to create remarkable opportunities for his clients and made him a natural leader. We couldn't be more pleased to have him lead the department." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers