THE INSIDER TRACK
HOW TO GET A LITERARY AGENT
Book agents blog about an agent’s perspective and usually have their preferences clearly stated on their company website. Film and television agents speak on workshop panels to offer brass tacks advice about what specifically captures their interest. All these agents sincerely intend to give you strategic tools geared to attract their attention. But has that helped you to get noticed by any of them?
You’re generating great material. But you don’t have a writing career.
Nancy Nigrosh is former head of the Gersh Agency Literary Department and team member of both the Literary and Talent Departments at Innovative Artists.
She can help you.
A partial list of Nancy’s clients includes:
Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty), Barry Morrow (Rain Man), Julie Delpy (Before Midnight & Before Sunset), Bill Phillips (Christine), Peter Bogdanovich (Last Picture Show), Sean Astin (Lord Of The Rings, Rudy), Richard Boyle (Salvador), Randy Brown (Trouble With The Curve), Mark Rydell (The Rose, James Dean), and Ernest Thompson (On Golden Pond), Lorenzo Semple Jr. (The Parallax View, Three Days Of The Condor), John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and The Angry Inch), Nicole Holofcener (Friends With Money, Enough Said), Isaiah Washington (Grey’s Anatomy), Amanda Brown (Legally Blonde), Amy Holden Jones (Indecent Proposal), Richard Wesley (Mandela and De Klerk, Native Son), Kathleen Rowell (The Outsiders), Luke Davies (Lion), Mary Agnes Donoghue (Beaches, White Oleander), Don Jakoby (Arachnophobia, Blue Thunder), Al Magnoli (Purple Rain), Joan Chen (Xiu,Xiu), Tricia Brock (Ray Donovan, Mr. Robot), Rosie Shuster (Saturday Night Live), Mario Van Peebles (Baadasssss!), Mike Cerrone (The 3 Stooges, Dumb & Dumber To), Leon Capetanos (Down & Out In Beverly Hills, Fletch), Budd Schulberg (On The Waterfront, Face In The Crowd), Sammo Hung (Ip Man), Frank Barhydt (Short Cuts), Martin Salinas (Gaby, Nicotina), Mark & Virginia Spragg (An Unfinished Life), George Cosmatos (Rambo, Tombstone), Chris Eyre (Smoke Signals), Leslye Headland (Bachelorette, About Last Night), Robert Caswell (Something The Lord Made, Cry In The Dark), William Mastrosimone (Extremities, The Beast of War), Joy Lusco Kecken (The Wire), Stuart Beattie (Pirates Of The Caribbean, Collateral)…