ICM Partners has promoted Rich Green to head of media rights and made a number of other personnel shifts in both its media rights and publications divisions.
Green's promotion comes after the media rights department sold rights to a number of the year's most critically acclaimed film and television series including Margaret Atwood's The Handmaids Tale to Hulu and Daniel Handler's Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events to Netflix.
"Intellectual property is the lifeblood of media in all formats," board members Sloan Harris, Esther Newberg, and Kevin Crotty—the former two co-heads of the agency's publishing department, the latter a partner—said in a statement. "With Rich at the helm of our media rights department, we are poised to build on the strength of our publishing department, providing the best opportunities to expand the work of our clients.”
In other changes, Will Watkins, an agent formerly in the agency's motion picture literary department, has moved into media rights, while Lia Chan has been promoted to agent in the unit. Hillary Jacobson, Heather Karpas, and Zoe Sandler have all been promoted to agent in ICM's publications department in New York.