(Corrects identification of Jeff Franklin in first paragraph to
veteran music agent instead of "Full House" TV series creator)
LOS ANGELES Jan 28 Jeffrey Berg, former chief
of Hollywood talent agency ICM, has formed Resolution, a rival
firm, with veteran music agent Jeff Franklin.
Berg, who had chaired ICM for 27 years until October, will
serve as chairman, he said in a statement on Monday. Franklin, a
film and television as well as a music agent, will be chief
Berg left ICM, where he was also chief executive, following
a management buyout and restructuring, leaving Chris Silbermann
in charge of the agency.
Resolution is backed by Jahm Najafi, chief executive of the
Phoenix-based investment firm Najafi Companies. The firm's other
investments include SkyMall and Columbia House.
Resolution will represent clients in film, television,
theater, music, literary publishing, digital media and marketing
consultation. It will have offices in New York and Los Angeles.
(Reporting by Nichola Groom; Editing by Richard Chang)