Jeff Berg, the former chairman and chief executive officer of International Creative Management has just launched Resolution. The new agency will focus on representing talent in film & television, music, theatre, publishing, as well as booking concert tours. Berg also received hefty backing in the tune of $200 million from Phoenix-based private investment firm Najafi Companies.
His executive team includes music agent/television producer Jeff Franklin, formerly of ATI, as Chief Operating Officer; former WME Vice President Laura Li as CFO; Randy Greenberg as Co-Head of Operations and Business Development and Jon Gumpert as General Counsel and Head of Business Affairs. Both Greenberg and Gumpert are former movie studio execs.
Resolution will focus on the core functions of talent representation but will also provide a wide range of financial and advisory services including the sale of libraries and catalogues, financial transactions for media companies, raising capital for independent and studio films, providing restructuring advice and the sale and licensing of independently financed films and television series to the domestic and international markets. [AlLindstrom]