There’s nothing that impresses me more than staying power among Hollywood players, none more so than talent agents because that’s such a brutal biz. So today Toni Howard celebrates her 20th year at ICM. (I recall the newsmaking day she led a group of fellow female talent agents who weren’t being treated well at the old William Morris Agency to defect to ICM.) ”They made a very nice celebration and Jeff Berg made a beautiful speech,” an insider tells me.
The 3-time Tony winner and Academy Award nominee will be repped by Toni Howard and Adam Schweitzer. The latter, who was recently promoted to co-head ICM’s motion picture talent department, signed William Hurt earlier this week. Last year, the Frost/Nixon Best Actor nominee waited until Oscar voting had closed before jumping from Innovative to William Morris Agency’s Ed Limato. Langella followed Limato to WME and this is his first agency move since Ed’s death.
Langella has had a strong 2010. He starred in the Oliver Stone-directed Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, and he opens today in All Good Things, starring with Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst in the Andrew Jarecki-directed drama based on the case of Robert Durst, scion of the Gotham-based real estate empire The Durst Organization. He next stars opposite Liam Neeson in Unknown for Warner Bros.