Bart Walker will sign up for Gersh as Senior Spouse within the New York place of business. The longtime ICM agent, who made up our minds to not keep when CAA got that company, will proceed to constitute his esteemed shoppers in movie, tv and theatre together with Oscar nominees/winners akin to David Byrne, Lisa Cholodenko, Sofia Coppola, Tamara Jenkins, Spike Lee, Mira Nair, Oliver Stone and Thomas Vinterberg; Cannes, Venice and Sundance prize winners akin to Mati Diop, Michel Franco, Mia Hansen-Love, Jim Jarmusch, The Kloster Brothers, and Lorenzo Vigas: and multi-hyphenate artists akin to Benoit Delhomme, Iram Haq, Sally Potter, Richard Press, and Olmo Schnabel.
Walker, at the side of ICM indie movie head Jessica Lacy, were fixtures of the movie gala’s and the impartial filmmaking sphere for so long as I will be able to take note. Lacy not too long ago left to enroll in Vary Media Companions. He have been speaking with companies and control corporations and touchdown Walker is a coup for Gersh.
“The problem of the instant in illustration is center of attention and advocacy this is explicit to the person shoppers,” Walker stated in a remark. “My shoppers and I are extremely joyful to be becoming a member of the workforce at Gersh. David, Bob and Leslie have created a singular atmosphere, and the brokers there have inspired me around the board with their readability about what it manner to constitute artists with hobby and ability. I consider that is the path of the longer term.”
Stated Gersh companions Bob Gersh, David Gersh and Leslie Siebert: “Bart Walker is a smart agent with impeccable style. The record of filmmakers he represents is bold and we await wonderful integration with our present shoppers. He’s one in every of this business’s distinctive brokers with an experience in sourcing financing and securing distribution. With Bart within the New York place of business, he’ll bolster Gersh’s already robust presence in ability, theatre, books to movie, manufacturing and branding. We’ve deep admire for Bart, his shoppers and his revel in, and we’re taking a look ahead to him changing into a pacesetter for our corporate.”
Walker began his occupation as an leisure legal professional, at ICM’s Industry Affairs, and in impartial movie finance and distribution with Cinecom. He labored as an agent for ICM from 1991 to 2004, emerging to the top of the New York Movement Image division. He spent 3 years at CAA sooner than partnering with John Sloss at Cinetic Media in 2007. He shepherded such motion pictures as Valuable, The Children Are Alright, and the documentary Go out In the course of the Reward Store. In 2010, Walker and Sloss co-founded Manufacturers Distribution Company, an organization enthusiastic about growing choice theatrical distribution fashions for impartial motion pictures. Walker rejoined ICM as a spouse in 2012. Walker has 3 a long time of revel in in movie gross sales, movie financing, consulting and ability and literary illustration, since graduating from Harvard Regulation Faculty.