ICM Partners has added nine agents as partners, including literary agent Alexandra Machinist. The agency completed a firm buyout in 2012 that brought control of the company into the hands of its agents and top executives. (At that time, the agency also changed its name from ICM, an acronym for International Creative Management, to ICM Partners.)

Through this latest round of appointments, the firm brought in partners from various divisions of the business. Aside from Machinist, the other agents being given partnerships are Jessicay Lacy (head of international and independent film); Dennis Ashley and Robbert Gibbs (West Coast urban music division); Erik Horine, Dane Norton and Pete Stone (television literary agents); Sean Freidin (co-head of television production); and Dough Johnson (motion picture literary agent).

Machinist, who joined ICM Partners in 2014 from Janklow & Nesbit, represents such authors as Kevin Kwan (Crazy Rich Asians), Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes) and Darynda Jones (the Darklight Trilogy).

Speaking to the new partners, the firm said: "We founded ICM Partners on the principle of rewarding success and providing an opportunity for growth for our agents. The spirit of teamwork and collegiality that we envisioned is embodied by this outstanding group of agents."