NY SCREENWRITING AGENTS (Got a Script? Need an Agent? Here are 50 in NY.)
by Dov S-S Simens on April 10, 2016
NEED A LITERARY AGENT
Screenwriters need Literary Agents. Actors need Talent Agents. Producers need Packaging Agents.
(Although visual states “Hollywood Agent” the below list is solely for NY Agents that make Hollywood deals)
If you are a Screenwriter, with a script that has been Written (Treatment & 2 Drafts), Registered (WGA East or West), Copyrighted (Library of Congress)….and has been written with a structured Beat Sheet (40-60 scenes outlined), with the correct writing format (Final Draft, Movie Magic or Celtx), with character with great dialogue that are believable (likable or not) human beings.. then you are ready to proceed with obtaining an agent.
50 NY LITERARY AGENTS
Below is a list started by Michael Bernard in 2012 that has merit.
In the following 6 weeks I will post 100s of more agents with a focus on the Major 6 Packaging Agencies (“CAA”, “WME”, “ICM”, “UTA”, “APA” & “Paradigm”) that have 1,000s of agents and staff in New York, Hollywood, London, Memphis, Miami & China (“CAA” only).
(Correct Format, Great Dialogue, Cut-To-The-Chase Grabbers, Structured A-Story, 3-Sub Plots, Superb Conflict, Fascinating Characters & Fulfilling Resolution… “Okay, so that was 8 Things”)
Abrams Artists Agency, Agent Morgan Jenness
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org — 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org — 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org — 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org — Phone: 2127727363 — Address: 171 East 74th Street Floor 2 New York, NY 10021. 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org — 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: email@example.com — Phone: 2128405760 — Address: 1501 Broadway No. 2310 New York, NY 10036. Signatory? WGAE. Open to screenplays? No
Gersh Agency, Agent Scott Yoselow
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org — 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org — 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org — 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: email@example.com — Phone: 9147371475 — Address: 3 Travis Lane Montrose, NY 10548. Signatory? WGAE. Open to screenplays? Yes
ICM Partners, Agent Sloan Harris
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org — Phone: 2125565600 — Address: 730 5th Avenue New York, NY 10019. Signatory? WGAw, WGAE. Open to screenplays? Yes
ICM Partners, Agent Amanda Urban
Email: email@example.com — Phone: 2125565600 — Address: 730 5th Avenue New York, NY 10019. Signatory? WGAw, WGAE. Open to screenplays? Yes
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ICM Partners, Agent Tina Wexler
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org — 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: email@example.com — Phone: 2124211700 — Address: 445 Park Avenue New York, NY 10022. Signatory? unknown. Open to screenplays? No
Langtons International Agency , Agent Linda Langton
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org — 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org — 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org — 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org — Phone: 2126877400 — Address: 353 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10016. Signatory? WGAE. Open to screenplays? No
Michael Moore Agency, Agent Michael Moore
Email: email@example.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
Dee Mura Enterprises, Inc., Agent Kaylee Davis
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org — Phone: 5167951616 — Address: 269 West Shore Drive Massapequa, NY 11758. Signatory? WGAE. Open to screenplays? Yes
Fifi Oscard Agency, Inc., Agent Carolyn French
Email: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org — 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org — 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org — 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org — Phone: 3153861831 — Address: 475 Miner Street Road Canton, NY 13617. Signatory? WGAE. Open to screenplays? Yes
Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc., Agent Jim Rutman
Email: email@example.com — Phone: 2127806050 — Address: 65 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10012. Signatory? WGAE. Open to screenplays? No
Talent Representatives, Inc., Agent Honey Raider
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org — 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org — Phone: 2126592600 — Address: 888 7th Avenue New York, NY 10106. Signatory? WGAw. Open to screenplays? Yes
United Talent Agency, Agent Melissa Wells
Email: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org — 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org — 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: email@example.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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Has anyone contacted any of the above agents… or at least tried.
Please share your experience, as a first-timer, cold calling Literary Agents.
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39 comments on “NY SCREENWRITING AGENTS (Got a Script? Need an Agent? Here are 50 in NY.)”
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You’re an idiot. This list is useless. Not only is it four years out of date but roughly 95% of the agents listed DO NOT ACCEPT UNSOLICITED MATERIALS and work on a REFERRAL basis only.
Why the hell are you wasting everybody’s time with this crap? Do your research, you lazy fool.
None of the agencies I checked on the list had any information about submitting screenplays. If you had a book to submit, you’re in great shape. But screenplays? Forget it. The list is a waste of time. Search elsewhere!
I totally AGREE with Harold Clark — this agent list is a WASTE of time — that’s hugely OUTDATED. Obviously, NO care whatsoever (or due diligence) was put into creating this incredibly incompetent and useless list. 2 EXAMPLES: The Abrams Artists agent listed (Morgan Jenness) is out of the business since the 1990’s according to Abrams. And CAA agent Simon Green does NO work whatsoever with screenplays according to his assistant at CAA!
Dov Simens obviously put little or NO effort into actually creating a useful, accurate list here — and that’s WORSE than no list at all. Indeed, NO list at all would be far kinder — by at least sparing people this total waste of time (contacting people who are not even close to being what was represented on this ridiculous time-wasting list). Very frustrating.
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Dystel & Goderich does not represent screenplays. It says so here: http://www.dystel.com/faq/, number six. Someone might want to fact check the rest of these as well.
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