By Rachel Deahl -- Publishers Weekly, 4/2/2008 3:28:00PM
After Publishing News' Liz Thomson disclosed in February that Curtis Brown and ICM were close to inking a co-agenting agreement, the agencies have made the partnership official. As of April 1 the agencies, which will each retain their own clients, will jointly handle the sale of U.K. and foreign rights for ICM clients.
Four agents who work for ICM in London, under the agency's ICM Books outpost, will move into the Curtis Brown offices in Haymarket. The decision for the pact, ICM executive v-p Amanda Urban told PW, has remained largely the same since the arrangement was revealed months ago, namely to combat skyrocketing London rents and a weakened U.S. dollar abroad.