Lorrie Bartlett is one of the top talent agents in the entertainment industry. She is also one of its trailblazing leaders, having risen to become the first African American appointed to the board of a major Hollywood Talent Agency, as well as the first African American to become a department head at a major talent agency many years prior, when she became Head of the Motion Picture Talent Department at ICM.
In addition to representing a who’s who of actors in our industry, she has been a champion for diversity in the industry and currently leads Diversify/ICM, dedicated to achieving greater diversity within the agency. She championed an agreement for eight internships for outstanding HBCU students this summer at ICM as part of a multi-year agreement. Her goal for Diversify/ICM is to fill 50% of all open positions within ICM Partners with diverse and inclusive candidates. As part of Diversity/ICM, Lorrie led the efforts to create a state-of-the-art Anti-Racism/Anti-Hate/Unconscious Bias Course, which is now a mandatory educational training tool for all ICM employees and available to all interested companies.
This year she was elected to the West Coast Board of the prestigious Peabody Foundation, where she will serve with such industry leaders as Ted Sarandos, Jennifer Salke, David Nevins, Susanne Daniels and Casey Bloys. She is a current Executive Board member of Time’s Up!, which gives her a prominent voice in the creative community’s efforts to advocate for gender safety and equality in the workplace. She is a ReFrame Ambassador through a partnership between Women in Film and Sundance Institute. This program, launched in early 2017, serves as a formal action plan to further gender parity in the media industry.
Her client list includes Academy, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Regina King, who is one of the most successful and acclaimed actresses working today and also an acclaimed director off of her feature film directorial debut ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI. She represents Academy Award nominees Michael Keaton and Ruth Negga, the transcendent Laverne Cox, Chris Tucker, and stars Josh Duhamel, Scott Foley, Lucy Hale, Laura Harrier, Felicity Huffman, Lucy Liu, Kelly MacDonald, Busy Philipps, and Paul Wesley.