In January 1989, Sigrid Narjes founded INTERNATIONAL MEDIA CONSULTING, a company whose original goal was to develop international financing for film and television ventures. The main focus of the business soon shifted to agency activities. From the beginning, the company represented not only actors, but also directors and writers. From 1990 to 1994, Sigrid Narjes' company was the affiliate to the Los Angeles based talent agency, International Creative Management (ICM).
As a result of its growing client list, in 1997 the company changed its legal status to GmbH and its name to ABOVE THE LINE with Sigrid Narjes as managing director.
In 2001 the agency expanded and opened another office in Berlin. Under the roof of ABOVE THE LINE GmbH the agents Sigrid Narjes, Patricia Barona, Katrin Näher, Carole Sonderegger and Ulrike Weis-Wulfes represent directors, writers, directors of photography and composers, Lutz Schmökel and Katrin Wans represent actors. Altogether the agents represent around 240 clients in their dealings with German and international studios or production companies.