Renowned talent agent Iris Grossman is currently with Echo Lake Entertainment, a management and production company, which has produced such films as TRUTH, NEBRASKA and AWAY FROM HER. Formerly a top agent with Paradigm, she continues working with several of her longtime Paradigm clients.
Beginning her career as an assistant at the talent agency ICM, Iris Grossman quickly climbed the ranks and was upped to talent agent. After several years with the agency, she was given the opportunity to become the Senior Vice President of Talent and Casting for Turner Network Television (TNT). In that capacity, Grossman oversaw all talent and casting issues related to TNT Original films and series. She spent nine years at TNT, and in October 2001, returned to ICM Partners as a talent agent. In 2013, Grossman joined Paradigm’s Talent Department.
Grossman was instrumental in bringing TNT such top-name stars such as Diane Keaton (Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight); Robert Duvall (The Man Who Captured Eichmann); Gary Sinise and Angelina Jolie (George Wallace) Tommy Lee Jones (The Good Old Boys). She also cast Alec Baldwin (Nuremberg); Julianna Margulies, Angelica Huston and Joan Allen (The Mists of Avalon); and Chazz Palminteri (Boss of Bosses); William H. Macy (Door to Door); and John Turturro (Monday Night Mayhem).
Grossman is a former two-term President of Women In Film and is currently WIF’s President-Emeritus and VP, Fundraising.
For George Wallace, she won a Casting Society of America award and was nominated for an Emmy. She was also nominated for a Casting Society of America award for The Man Who Captured Eichmann and Nuremberg.