More ICS talent find new homes

05 July, 2013 by Don Groves

The exodus of actors from International Casting Services (ICS) continues as the agency founded 52 years ago by the late Gloria Payten prepares to shut its doors.

This week Cameron’s Management announced David Roberts and Jennifer Hagan had joined its agency after earlier signing Drew Forsythe.


Lisa Mann Creative Management (LMCM) confirmed it is now representing former ICS clients Alycia Debnam-Carey, Christie Whelan Browne, Sophie Ross and Justin Cotta.

Linsten Morris Management has signed Dee Smart and her daughter Charlie Hancock.

Melina McKenna, who was a senior agent at ICS, joined LMCM on June 4, and Martin Sacks, Kris McQuade, Helen Dallimore, Erica Lovell, Jo Turner, Nick Simpson-Deeks, Edmund Lembke-Hogan, Kip Gamblin and Nathan O’Keefe crossed from ICS to LMCM.

As IF reported previously, Rachel Blake, John Batchelor and Tony Martin subsequently joined RGM, John Waters signed with Marquee and Debra Lawrance went to Creative Representation.

After McKenna departed Pauline Lee, who was a long-time partner and senior agent at ICS, came out of retirement to manage the agency’s wind-down and help its remaining clients find new representation.

ICS’s website lists 44 actors including Philip Quast, Dennis Olsen, Tom Oliver, Diane Craig, Helen Morse, Lorraine Bayly and Julie Hamilton.