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deadline.com – January 25, 2020

Buchwald has hired Sola Fasehun and Tim Patricia to its motion picture and television literary departments, respectively.

Fasehun got her start working under Academy Award-winning producer Michael Phillips at Lighthouse Productions. She then spent six years as a film production, sales, and distribution consultant at Submarine Entertainment/Deluxe. She joins Buchwald from UTA, where, as a member of their team, she helped spearhead the agency’s Diversity initiative.

deadline.com – January 22, 2020

UPDATED with WGA and ATA statements and more details: Another full-service agency and Association of Talent Agents member, APA, has reached a deal with the WGA. The agency, which immediately will resume its representation of writers, also said it will bring the Television and Motion Picture Literary businesses together under the banner of APA Scripted Literary.

APA is the latest member of the Association of Talent Agents to break ranks and sign the guild’s new franchise agreement. Its deal comes just days after fellow full-service agency Gersh also signed with the WGA. The other four association members to make WGA deals are Buchwald, also a full-service agency; literary boutiques the Rothman Brecher Ehrich Livingston agency and the Kaplan Stahler Agency; and Pantheon. Non-ATA member Verve, also lit-focused, was the first mid-size agency to reach an agreement with the WGA last May.

celebrityaccess.com – January 8, 2020

Abrams Artists Agency announced it is starting the new year with a round of promotions at the company that include upping three to partner, six to senior agent, and the minting three new agents.

The Los Angeles-based Amanda Marzolf has been upped to partner in Abrams alternative programming, digital media, licensing & branding division. Since joining Abrams in 2014, Marzolf has focused on the development of social media/digital personalities and spearheaded the agency’s podcasting business.

Longtime Abrams agent James Murray has taken on the title of partner within the voice-over division. Since he joined Abrams in 2008, Murray has worked across commercial, television, feature animation, interactive, promos, and narration, including representing talent in hit television shows and feature films.

thebookseller.com – January 8, 2020

Becky Brown and Lucy Morris have both been promoted to agents at Curtis Brown's books department.

Brown becomes an agent at the firm's heritage division, having taken up the role of associate agent in September last year, joining Norah Perkins to expand the agency’s list of literary estates. Curits Brown said she had been instrumental in bringing in a raft of new ones, including Nancy Spain and Pamela Frankau.

She first joined in 2017 to support Jonny Geller’s office, having previously worked at A M Heath and publishers Macmillan and Bloomsbury.

Morris, who joined in 2014 as assistant to Karolina Sutton and became an associate agent last year, is promoted to agent in the books department.

Articles

forbes.com

For unpublished authors eager to see their words for sale on bookstore shelves, finding a literary agent is often the first step in their publication process. But how do you know which literary agent might be right for you? And once you find them, how can you persuade a literary agent to take you on as a client? What credentials and platforms are literary agents looking for from authors? How can you craft a book proposal that will get an agent to sign you?

I asked Iris Blasi, who’s been in the publishing industry for 15 years, first as an editor at Pegasus Books, and now as a literary agent at Carol Mann Agency, what she’s looking for from new authors, what kind of platform they need and what types of books she represents.

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