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    [Production Company] Will Entertainment

    Does anyone know any info on this literary management? Will Entertainment.

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    It's not a literary agency. It's apparently a film and video production/management company with an emphasis on animation.

    According to questions posted at film industry boards, the website's been "under construction" for years, and there's no information about any possible sales he's made on the Internet.

    Here is the information I found about the company's principal (and possibly only staff member) Garrett Hicks:

    Garrett Hicks is manager/owner of Will Entertainment, where he manages TV and film writers, animation directors, and children's authors and illustrators. Garrett got his start in the industry as a development executive with Walt Disney Feature Animation.

    This is the bio he provided to a community college where he teaches a course.


    If you got this information from GuideToLiteraryAgents.com, I think this is a pretty good example of how they sometimes reprint press releases without investigating the actual track records of the folks who sent them. The comment that "he's really not an agent per say [sic]" doesn't count as enough due diligence in my book.
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    He has zero credits on IMDB -- if he was an exec with Disney Animation, I'd expect that he would at least some.

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    Thanks everyone! I ended up getting rejected. I didn't feel that bad though as I don't know if he's really legit or not. Guide to Literary Agents just posted something else about him the other day.

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    Ah ha! Something I actually have knowledge of!

    Small time management firm representing animators and illustrators, which is weird in this town where the majority of both are not represented (and don't need to be). I've had some peripheral contact with them. Nothing special.
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    Stacy's imprint, Tu Books, accepts submissions directly from authors. I'm not saying this isn't a solid sale--I don't know much about Tu Books or its parent, Lee & Low, and don't know whether they pay advances--but the real test of an agent is getting in where authors can't--i.e., selling books to agented-only publishers.

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    Just to update--I've confirmed that Tu Books does pay advances, enough that they should be able to qualify as a SFWA-eligible market. So this is a respectable sale.

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    Closed agency to return to Disney. (LinkedIn)
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