When legendary veteran agent and former Chairman of International Creative Management (ICM) JeffBerg launched Resolution everyone had high expectations. Although, at the time, it had been said some of Berg's former clients wanted Berg to open a small boutique agency. After all Berg had the heavyweight clients, connections and reputation to match. Now, after requests for pay cuts forced many top agents to leave the agency, it's been reported that the talent agency has announced it's dissolving. Apparently, Resolution's Chinese partner, Bison Capitol has not fulfilled its funding commitment.
Back in July one of our ConversationCircle members caught wind of Dennis Kim, a veteran TV literary agent who was wooed away from a boutique agency in July of 2013, exiting the agency. At the time we thought Kim's exit spelled trouble. Kim had been brought to Resolution to head up the TV Lit department and give the new agency a "toehold (which Resolution never got) in the lucrative TV lit business". We felt Resolution needed a "foothold", which called for a heavyweight. It also seems Resolution's concern about having too many gray-hairs around was the least of its concerns. Berg started Resolution 18 months ago. We're not counting the legendary Jeff Berg out though!
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We're excited about Fall Back and wishing everyone a safe Happy Halloween! But is there a need to Trick or Treat this year? Most of us have been anxiously eating candy and wearing a mask for months! 😷 Jon Stewart is heading back to TV . We're wondering, after five years away from a nightly program, can and will Stewart's show for Apple live up to what are undoubtedly be high expectations. Yes, November 3rd is approaching! The of anxiety, fear and unrest in America has been unbelievable. Let's VOTE and settle down America. And, no matter what anyone says, brands have found a way through social media to maintain income growth and stay relevant. Good for them! In Memoriam ....Saw the Conversation Circle come back together after a long hiatus. There was little time to exchange opinions and views . Many of us were caught up in changing careers and dealing with family demands. Then the pandemic arrived, and so did uncertainty. But, now we're back on track!
When does the time change ? The first Sunday in November according to the Farmers' Almanac . It also lists a draw back to this extra hour of sleep, or whatever you want to do with it, as commuting home in the dark. Well for those of us working from home now, this is no longer a dreaded consequence of that extra hour of sleep. We're already home! Happy Halloween! 🍁🎃🕑👻