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Thread: The Sparr Literary Agency (formerly Kessler Sparr L.A.) (Babette Sparr)

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    The Sparr Literary Agency (formerly Kessler Sparr L.A.) (Babette Sparr)

    Hello,

    I've had an approach from another writer saying that Babette Sparr is forming her own agency and is looking for clients. I can't find much (next to nothing) online - except for this page

    http://www.kraytek.com/literary_agents_-us.htm


    which states that she was with Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency - however, looking at the site now, she doesn't appear on it.

    Does anyone know anything about Ms Sparr at all? she's not on P&E either.

    Thanks

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    She was a subrights agent at Dijkstra (film options, etc.). Nothing yet about her hanging her own shingle, though.
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    Thank you!

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    her linkedin http://www.linkedin.com/pub/babette-sparr/a/25b/a94
    and
    http://oldhag.blogspot.com/2003_10_2...g_archive.html
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    Film rights to Cosmo editor-in-chief Kate White's IF LOOKS COULD KILL and A BODY TO DIE FOR, optioned to Marc Platt Productions ("Legally Blonde") and Touchstone Television, for an ABC drama to be called "Bailey Weggins," by Sandra Dijkstra and Dijkstra's subrights manager Babette Sparr, working with the Lynn Pleshette Agency.

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    New agency is Kessler Sparr Literary Agency, with Robin Kessler. No website yet.
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    linkedin now says it is "The Sparr Literary Agency"

    I can't tell what genres she handles. It looks like there were some sales back when it was Kessler Sparr.

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    Hmm. No word on what happened to Kessler.
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    Nope, I couldn't figure that out. There's a linkedin for a Robin Kessler, but it is a different one (long time HR consultant and "career coach").

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    Don't see a website, but this link gives a bit of info on her background and what she's looking for.

    http://www.writersconference.com/sd/.../babette-sparr

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    Some conference activity last year, but I'm not finding any clients or sales after she parted with Kessler. Anyone else?
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    Last call ... only mentions are in conference listings, and those cease early '14. Anyone have recent contact?

    ETA: Going by her LinkedIn profile, agency closed in '15.
    Last edited by CaoPaux; 02-14-2017 at 12:10 AM. Reason: updating w/o bumping
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