The announcement follows Berg’s departure from ICM Partners following 27 years as chairman and CEO of its previous incarnation ICM.
Resolution is a full-service talent and literary agency based in Los Angeles and New York.
Berg will serve as chairman and television producer and music agent Jeff Franklin is named as COO. Jahm Najafi of backer Najafi Companies will serve on Resolution’s board with Berg and Franklin.
The executive team will include former WME VP of finance and controller Laura Li as Resolution’s CFO; former Universal Pictures and MGM senior international marketing and distribution executive Randy Greenberg as co-head of operations and business development; and former Universal Pictures evp of business affairs and former CEO of Intermedia Pictures Jon Gumpert as General Counsel and head of business affairs.
“As a founding shareholder, I am delighted to partner with Najafi Companies, a strategic private investment firm in the media industry, and Jeff Franklin, a recognised agent and builder in the music business, to launch Resolution,” said Berg.
“I look forward to working with an exceptional and diverse team of talents to provide our clients with the highest level of advisory and transactional services.”
“There is no smarter, strategic and knowledgeable agent than Jeff Berg,” said Najafi. “We look forward to sharing and building this progressive agency in an evolving entertainment marketplace.”