EXCLUSIVE: ICM has hired Nick Harris to co-head its books-to-film department in the agency’s Los Angeles office. Harris and Josie Freedman will co-head the department, which also includes veteran agent Ron Bernstein. Harris is expected to join the agency on November 1st. A 10-year veteran of the film and television rights biz, Harris began at AP Watt Literary Agency based in London, then moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to join Rabineau Wachter Sanford Harris (RWSH) as a partner before moving to Mosaic, where he repped authors, graphic novelists, and comic book creators. Harris negotiated film rights for Fox Searchlight’s The Last King of Scotland, as well as The Men Who Stare at Goats, and the upcoming We Bought a Zoo. Freedman, an attorney, joined The Gersh Agency and in 2001 moved to ICM negotiating film and television deals based on books, life rights, articles and short stories. Her sales include: He’s Just Not That Into You, The Illusionist, Thank You for Smoking, King Dork, and Boomsday.
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