ICM Talent Head Lorrie Bartlett on the Future of Hollywood Agencies and Representation

Umberto Gonzalez
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Power agent and ICM’s Head of Talent Lorrie Bartlett has been on quite the ride lately. Not only does she boast a stellar client list that includes Regina King, Michael Keaton, and Lucy Liu, among others, but Bartlett in 2019 became the first African American woman to join the board of a major Hollywood agency. And she doesn’t plan on stopping there. In a wide-ranging conversation with TheWrap, Bartlett talked about her rise in Hollywood, and how she wants to create more access for newcomers, expand opportunities for talent to explore other hyphenates, and allow more space for women, people of color, and for people of the LGBTQ+ community. “There’s room for so many points of view. And there’s so many different people out in the world that we’re doing a disservice to our companies if we don’t recognize that,” she told TheWrap. “I do think that there’s a groundswell of real desire to move forward in a significant and impactful way, by all the agencies.” Read the full interview, edited for clarity, below. How did you get your start in the talent agency business? You started working for some legendary women. I worked for Joan (Hyler). I was her...

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