Tinseltown's Adviser

Most people are lucky to see one or two movie stars during their lifetimes. Richard Levy sees them all day long. And these aren't washed up B-movie stars, either. They are the Hollywood elite--Denzel Washington, Jodie Foster, Halle Berry, Steve Martin, Woody Allen and Roman Polanski, to name just a few.

Levy, though, is not a celebrity stalker--he's the general counsel of International Creative Management Inc. (ICM), one of the world's largest and most prestigious talent agencies. The firm represents everyone from movie and TV stars (including the ones listed above) to writers and musicians.

A: I do. But those contracts aren't negotiated that much, other than maybe side letters, because they're all pursuant to form agreements that have been agreed upon or approved by the state or by the particular guild.

Q: ICM has just started producing movies, too, right?

A: I am a huge baseball fan. I have been playing in a men's hardball league for the past eight years. I was invited to play on the team by former Congressman Mel Levine. It's kind of a mixed bag of folks on the team--actors, lawyers

and professors.

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