WRITER’S AGENTS IN LOS ANGELES & NEW YORK CITY


This is the start of a list that will, I hope, build based on input from writers and others with knowledge of the agencies. For now, I will try to update the list and keep it focused on Los Angeles and New York City area agencies.

Please add names, contact information, the agency’s preferences, and other information that could help writers who seek representation.

Please post comments.

Here is my list of agents in the NEW YORK CITY area that I’ve checked into, and believe this updated information is accurate. (Later, I will try to build a new and fresh list for the Los Angeles area.)

Abrams Artists Agency, Agent Morgan Jenness
Email: morgan.jenness@abramsartny.com — Phone: 6464864600 — Address: 275 7th Avenue Floor 26 New York, NY 10001. Signatory? WGAE. Open to screenplays? Yes

Abrams Artists Agency, Agent Maura Teitelbaum
Email: maura.teitelbaum@gmail.com — Phone: 6464864600 — Address: 275 7th Avenue Floor 26 New York, NY 10001. Signatory? WGAE. Open to screenplays? No

Bret Adams, Ltd., Agent Mark Orsini
Email: morsini@bretadamsltd.net — Phone: 2127655630 — Address: 448 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036. Signatory? WGAE. Open to screenplays? Yes

Curtis Brown, LTD, Agent Holly Frederick
Email: HF@cbltd.com — Phone: 2124735400 — Address: Ten Astor Place Floor 3 New York, NY 10003. Signatory? WGAE. Open to screenplays? Yes

Don Buchwald & Associates, Agent Jonathan Mason
Email: jmason@buchwald.com — Phone: 2128671200 — Address: 10 East 44th Street New York, NY 10017. Signatory? WGAw, WGAE. Open to screenplays? No

Maria Carvainis Agency, Agent Maria Carvainis
Email: mca@mariacarvainisagency.com — Phone: 2122456365 — Address: 1270 Avenue of the Americas No. 2320 New York, NY 10020. Signatory? WGAE. Open to screenplays? No

Creative Artists Agency, Agent Simon Green
Email: sgreen@caa.com — Phone: 2122779000 — Address: 162 5th Avenue Floor 6 New York, NY 10010. Signatory? WGAw. Open to screenplays? Yes

Richard Curtis Associates, Inc., Agent Richard Curtis
Email: [requested removal] — Phone: [requested removal] — Address: [requested removal]. Signatory? unknown. Open to screenplays? No

Defiore and Company, Agent Adam Schear
Email: AJS@defioreandco.com — Phone: 2129257744 — Address: 47 East 19th Street No. 3 New York, NY 10003. Signatory? unknown. Open to screenplays? Yes

Dunham Literary Ltd., Agent Bridget Smith
Email: query@dunhamlit.com‏ — Phone: 2129290994 — Address: 110 William Street No. 2202 New York, NY 10038. Signatory? unknown. Open to screenplays? No

Dystel & Goderich Literary Management, Agent Lauren Abramo
Email: labramo@dystel.com — Phone: 2126279100 — Address: 1 Union Square West No. 904 New York, NY 10003. Signatory? unknown. Open to screenplays? Yes

Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency, Inc., Agent Robert Freedman
Email: rfreedmanagent@aol.com — Phone: 2128405760 — Address: 1501 Broadway No. 2310 New York, NY 10036. Signatory? WGAE. Open to screenplays? No

Gersh Agency, Agent Scott Yoselow
Email: syoselow@gershny.com — Phone: 2129971818 — Address: 41 Madison Avenue Floor 33 New York, NY 10010. Signatory? WGAw, WGAE. Open to screenplays? Yes

Gersh Agency, Agent Joseph Veltre
Email: jveltre@gershny.com — Phone: 2129971818 — Address: 41 Madison Avenue Floor 33 New York, NY 10010. Signatory? WGAw, WGAE. Open to screenplays? Yes

Gotham Artists Agency, Agent James von Scholz
Email: james@gaatalent.com — Phone: 2124442670 — Address: 303 West 42nd Street No. 608 New York, NY 10036. Signatory? unknown. Open to screenplays? Yes

John Hawkins and Associates, Agent Anne Hawkins
Email: ahawkins@jhalit.com — Phone: 2128077040 — Address: 71 West 23rd Street No. 1600 New York, NY 10010. Signatory? unknown. Open to screenplays? No

Helen Merrill Ltd., Agent Patrick Herald
Email: pherold@hmlartists.com — Phone: 2122265015 — Address: 295 Lafayette Street No. 915 New York, NY 10012. Signatory? unknown. Open to screenplays? Yes

Barbara Hogenson Agency, Inc., Agent Barbara Hogenson
Email: BHogenson@aol.com — Phone: 2128748084 — Address: 165 West End Avenue New York, NY 10023. Signatory? WGAE. Open to screenplays? No

The Hudson Agency, Agent Sue Giordano
Email: hudsonagency@optonline.net — Phone: 9147371475 — Address: 3 Travis Lane Montrose, NY 10548. Signatory? WGAE. Open to screenplays? Yes

ICM Partners, Agent Sloan Harris
Email: sharris@icmtalent.com — Phone: 2125565600 — Address: 730 5th Avenue New York, NY 10019. Signatory? WGAw, WGAE. Open to screenplays? Yes

ICM Partners, Agent Amanda Urban
Email: aurban@icmtalent.com — Phone: 2125565600 — Address: 730 5th Avenue New York, NY 10019. Signatory? WGAw, WGAE. Open to screenplays? Yes

ICM Partners, Agent Tina Wexler
Email: twexler@icmtalent.com — Phone: 2125565600 — Address: 730 5th Avenue New York, NY 10019. Signatory? WGAw, WGAE. Open to screenplays? No

Janklow and Nesbit Associates, Agent Anne Sibbald
Email: asibbald@janklow.com — Phone: 2124211700 — Address: 445 Park Avenue New York, NY 10022. Signatory? unknown. Open to screenplays? No

Langtons International Agency , Agent Linda Langton
Email: llangton@langtonsinternational.com — Phone: 6463441801 — Address: 124 West 60th Street No. 42M New York, NY 10023. Signatory? unknown. Open to screenplays? Yes

Levine and Greenberg Literary Agency, Inc., Agent Lindsay Edgecombe
Email: ledgecombe@levinegreenberg.com — Phone: 2123370934 — Address: 307 7th Avenue No. 2407 New York, NY 10001. Signatory? unknown. Open to screenplays? No

The Literary Group International, Agent John Schuster
Email: js@theliterarygroup.com — Phone: 6464425896 — Address: 330 West 38th Street No. 408 New York, NY 10018. Signatory? WGAE. Open to screenplays? No

The Luedtke Agency, Agent Tina Merwin
Email: Luedtke@luedtkeagency.com — Phone: 2127659564 — Address: 1674 Broadway No. 7A New York, NY 10019. Signatory? WGAE. Open to screenplays? Yes

NO LONGER ACTIVE:  Lyle Steele Co. Ltd., Agent Lyle Steele
Email: lyle_steele@hotmail.com — Phone: 2122882981 — Address: 511 East 73rd Street No. 6 New York, NY 10021. Signatory? WGAE. Open to screenplays? Yes

Donald Maass Literary, Agent Cameron McClure
Email: cmcclure@maassagency.com — Phone: 2127278383×13 — Address: 121 West 27th Street No. 801 New York, NY 10001. Signatory? unknown. Open to screenplays? Yes

Ricia Mainhardt Agency, Agent Ricia Mainhardt
Email: queries@ricia.com — Phone: 7184341893 — Address: 612 Argyle Road No. L5 Brooklyn, NY 11230. Signatory? unknown. Open to screenplays? No

Harold Matson Co., Inc., Agent Jonathan Matson
Email: HMatsco@aol.com — Phone: 2126794490 — Address: 276 5th Avenue No. 903 New York, NY 10001. Signatory? WGAE. Open to screenplays? Yes

Mcintosh and Otis, Inc., Agent Rebecca Strauss
Email: info@mcintoshandotis.com — Phone: 2126877400 — Address: 353 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10016. Signatory? WGAE. Open to screenplays? No

Michael Moore Agency, Agent Michael Moore
Email: michael@michaelmooreagency.com — Phone: 2122210400 — Address: 561 7th Avenue Floor 11 New York, NY 10018. Signatory? unknown. Open to screenplays? Yes

Henry Morrison, Inc., Agent Henry Morrison
Email: Hmorrison1@aol.com — Phone: 9146663500 — Address: 105 South Bedford Road No. 306A Mt. Kisco, NY 10549. Signatory? WGAE. Open to screenplays? No

NO LONGER ACTIVE: Dee Mura Enterprises, Inc., Agent Kaylee Davis
Email: kaylee@deemuraliterary.com — Phone: 5167951616 — Address: 269 West Shore Drive Massapequa, NY 11758. Signatory? WGAE. Open to screenplays? no

Fifi Oscard Agency, Inc., Agent Carolyn French
Email: cfrench@fifioscard.com — Phone: 2127641100 — Address: 110 West 40th Street No. 704 New York, NY 10018. Signatory? WGAE. Open to screenplays? No

Paradigm, Agent Jack Tantleff
Email: jtantleff@paradigmagency.com — Phone: 2128976400 — Address: 360 Park Avenue South Floor 16 New York, NY 10010. Signatory? WGAw. Open to screenplays? Yes

The Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency , Agent Nicole James
Email: queryjames@aaronpriest.com — Phone: 2128180344 — Address: 708 3rd Avenue Floor 23 New York, NY 10017. Signatory? unknown. Open to screenplays? Yes

The Robbins Office, Agent Kathy Robbins
Email: krobbins@robbinsoffice.com — Phone: 2122230720 — Address: 405 Park Avenue Floor 9 New York, NY 10022. Signatory? WGAE. Open to screenplays? No

Victoria Sanders Literary Agency, Agent Bernadette Baker-Baughman
Email: queriesvsa@hotmail.com — Phone: 2126338811 — Address: 241 Avenue of the Americas No. 11H New York, NY 10014. Signatory? unknown. Open to screenplays? Yes

Susan Schulman, Literary Agency, Agent Susan Schulman
Email: schulman@aol.com — Phone: 2127131633 — Address: 454 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036. Signatory? WGAE. Open to screenplays? Yes

Edythea Ginis Selman, Literary Agent, Agent Edythea Ginis Selman
Email: rose8329@aol.com — Phone: 2124731874 — Address: 14 Washington Place New York, NY 10003. Signatory? WGAE. Open to screenplays? No

The Seymour Agency, Agent Mary Sue Seymour
Email: marysue@theseymouragency.com — Phone: 3153861831 — Address: 475 Miner Street Road Canton, NY 13617. Signatory? WGAE. Open to screenplays? Yes

Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc., Agent Jim Rutman
Email: rutman@sll.com — Phone: 2127806050 — Address: 65 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10012. Signatory? WGAE. Open to screenplays? No

Talent Representatives, Inc., Agent Honey Raider
Email: honey@talentreps.net — Phone: 2127521835 — Address: 307 East 44th Street No. F New York, NY 10017. Signatory? unknown. Open to screenplays? Yes

Trident Media Group, LLC, Agent Erica Silverman
Email: esilverman@tridentmediagroup.com‏ — Phone: 2129810647 — Address: 41 Madison Avenue Floor 36 New York, NY 10010. Signatory? unknown. Open to screenplays? No

United Talent Agency, Agent Mark Subias
Email: subiasm@unitedtalent.com — Phone: 2126592600 — Address: 888 7th Avenue New York, NY 10106. Signatory? WGAw. Open to screenplays? Yes

United Talent Agency, Agent Melissa Wells
Email: wellsm@unitedtalent.com — Phone: 2126592600 — Address: 888 Seventh Avenue Floor 9 New York, NY 10106. Signatory? WGAw. Open to screenplays? Yes

Peregrine Whittlesey Agency, Agent Peregrine Whittlesey
Email: pwwagy@aol.com — Phone: 2127871802 — Address: 279 Central Park West No. 23 New York, NY 10024. Signatory? WGAE. Open to screenplays? Yes

William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, Agent Susan Weaving
Email: skw@wmeentertainment.com — Phone: 2129031170 — Address: 1325 Avenue of the Americas  New York, NY 10019. Signatory? WGAw. Open to screenplays? Yes

William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, Agent Bill Clegg
Email: bc@wmeentertainment.com — Phone: 2125865100 — Address: 1325 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10019. Signatory? WGAw. Open to screenplays? Yes

William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, Agent Craig Kestel
Email: ckestel@wmeentertainment.com — Phone: 2125865100 — Address: 1325 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10019. Signatory? WGAw. Open to screenplays? Yes

Zachary Shuster Harmsworth Talent Agency, Agent Esmond Harmsworth
Email: TShuster@ZSHLiterary.com — Phone: 6172622400 — Address: 1776 Broadway No. 1405 New York, NY 10019. Signatory? unknown. Open to screenplays? Yes

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14 thoughts on “WRITER’S AGENTS IN LOS ANGELES & NEW YORK CITY

  1. Their are books with these listings out there. What is nice in the one I purchased was besides the names and contact info it provided back ground info on whether the agency accepts inquires from new writers and what they wanted from the new writer if amenable to accepting their inquiry. The book also went into the primary interests of each agency, not every agency is interested in all types of film projects. Some concentrate their resources making particular genre’s such as love stories or kid films. Others action adventure, sci-fi or horror. This is important info to have to help the writer connect with the agency that best suites his experience level and the subject matter of his scripts. More importantly it saves the writer a ton of time quarrying the wrong agencies.

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    • Books become out-of-date quickly. The goal here is to have a dynamic, up-to-date and intimate database of agencies (and, soon, managers) as a resource for writers. The information you described is freely available around the ‘Net, and my goal is to gather it together and build this database–with the help of other writers.

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      • I went through this several years ago and received up to date critiques and direction from an experienced writer who is a top writing school grad . He and I hit it off after I was contacted by him concerning the synopsis I sent ! We agreed to an arrangement based on a fee per page submitted to him for critique and direction !

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  2. Attn Writers:

    For future reference, I just today queried The Hudson Agency, and promptly received a professional notice by Sue Giordano that they are not currently accepting new clients.

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  3. Att: Screenwirters

    I’m looking for Hollywood representation for my high concept sci-fi screenplay. Most recently, I e-mailed a major studio in Los Angeles pertaining to the said screenplay. After going through my 5-page synopsis an executive with that studio earnestly asked me to submit my screenplay through an agent signatory to the Writers Guild of America. Could you give me sound advice on which agencies to approach on this matter.

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  4. Via Twitter:

    Hi Michael, hope all is well! I wanted to reach out because a few screenwriters mentioned that I was named in one of your blog posts awhile back as a screenplay agent. It was so nice to be included, but I actually don’t represent screenplays at this time and was wondering it if was possible to get my name removed from your list. Sorry for and any inconvenience, I just feel bad having to send rejections to everyone who found me through that post because of a genre mix-up. Thanks very much, I really appreciate it! All best, Kaylee Davis

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  5. Thanks, Michael, for posting this list. I wrote a sci-fi coming-of-age novel Jakk’s Journey that is getting great write-ups on Amazon, and would like to shop it to moviemakers.

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  6. My name is Calvin Edward Cooksey, and I am new script writer based on new movie script I wrote titled; PART OF THE GAME- THE COMPTON COPS KILLING. I was the key witness in the actual murder trial for the two kill COMPTON COPS killed in 1993. I need an agent to help me get a 3 picture movie deal.
    much more, contact me at:
    Phone: (323) 891-9404
    Email : calvoncooksey@mail.com

    Crime thriller,

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  7. Hi,

    My name is Brittni Daniels and I’m a 28-year-old african american screenwriter. I recently moved to New York City to pursue my passion and seeking representation.

    I’ve completed two screenplays, (Romance/Drama) and a (Romance/Drama/Thriller). I’m currently working on two new projects one is a screenplay (Drama) and I recently completed the pilot for a television series (Drama). I would love to find the right agent to help me share my stories with the world.

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