Nancy Nigrosh

Nancy Nigrosh spent 23 years as a top Hollywood agent representing world-class directors, writers and authors. Now she’s a writing coach, who offers insider knowledge about the process of how to attract an agent.

Her clients earned Academy Awards and nominations; wins and nominations for Golden Globes, WGA Awards, Emmys, DGA Awards, SAG Awards, BAFTA Awards, The Peabody Award, and Independent Spirit Awards. Some clients’ films had a White House screening, or enjoyed the highest festival honors, including Cannes’ Palm D’Or, SXSW, Telluride, Berlin, Venice, Toronto and Sundance. A partial client list includes Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty), John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig And The Angry Inch), Stuart Beattie (Pirates of the Caribbean, Collateral).

She auctioned scripts for seven figures, and secured huge paydays for her studio writers. She also sold memoirs by talent clients, including Olivia Newton-John, Deborah Harry and Holly Robinson-Peete, while also brokering film and television rights for numerous books, including “Legally Blonde” author Amanda Brown, and mega best-selling author, Jodi Picoult.

She is an MFA alum of UCLA’s Theater, Film & Television Program, and serves as a judge for UCLA’s Annual Master Screenwriting Competition. She also holds an MA in Education and two Teaching Credentials from Antioch University. She teaches at UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, and frequently contributes to Indiewire. She’s on the Board of the Los Angeles Historic Theater Foundation and an Advisory Board member of BookWorks a worldwide Self-Publishers Association in partnership with Publishers Weekly.