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New York Film Academy Guest Speakers

Doug MacLaren


Doug MacLaren is Partner and Co-Head of ICM’s Director’s Group. He is a talent and literary agent at ICM Partners, where he represents directors, writers, and actors across both movies and television. He started as an assistant at Intertalent which merged with ICM in 1993.

His current clients include Tom Hooper (Best Picture and Best Director Oscar winner for The King’s Speech; Les Miserables; The Danish Girl), Vince Gilligan (Emmy award-winner for Breaking Bad and Better Caul Saul; El Camino), Gurinder Chadha (Blinded By The Light; Bend It Like Beckham), Neill Blomkamp (District 9; Elysium), Peter Weir (multiple Oscar nominee for Dead Poets Society; Witness; The Truman Show) Joseph Cedar (Foreign Oscar nominee for Footnot and Beaufort; Our Boys), and Michelle MacLaren (Emmy award-winner for Breaking Bad; Game of Thrones; Westworld; The Walking Dead).

Mr. MacLaren’s writer clients include the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife; Quills; Memoirs of a Geisha), Eric Pearson (Black Widow; Thor: Ragnarok; Godzilla vs. Kong). He also works closely with actors Michael Keaton and Michael Sheen.

An avid outdoorsman, Mr. MacLaren has climbed rock, ice, and numerous peaks in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, and Mt. Everest in 2001. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, and raised in Vancouver, Mr. MacLaren received a B.A. from Harvard in 1990.


NYFA's Q&A-List with ICM Partners’ Doug Maclaren (Curated and Moderated by Tova Laiter)


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