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popmuze
04-04-2017, 03:25 AM
Is there a list of literary agents who also represent screenplays?

Aggy B.
04-04-2017, 03:31 AM
My understanding with screenplays is that many (not all, but a lot) are repped by the major L.A. talent agencies. When someone from an agency contacted me about one of my shorts, they were looking for material for their screen-writing clients to adapt. And they were not a "literary" agency, but a talent agency.

popmuze
04-04-2017, 03:33 AM
A lot of agents specifically say they don't represent screenplays. I was wondering if any of them do.

Aggy B.
04-04-2017, 05:14 AM
A lot of agents specifically say they don't represent screenplays. I was wondering if any of them do.

I think there are a few, but I don't know of a good way to search for it. (Like I said, I think most screenwriters are repped by talent agencies, not literary agencies.)

Old Hack
04-04-2017, 10:37 AM
Most literary agencies have someone who deals with film and TV rights for their clients' books, but they don't usually represent screenplays too.

popmuze
04-04-2017, 05:31 PM
I was just wondering how to find out the few who might.

Aggy B.
04-04-2017, 05:40 PM
Well, there are some listed here: https://goodinaroom.com/blog/screenwriting-agents/

And here's a list of WGA (Writers Guild of America) signatory agencies: https://apps.wga.org/agency/agencylist.aspx (Linked to from the first list.)

Obviously, you'd need to research each one to make sure of track record, etc.

CaoPaux
04-04-2017, 07:35 PM
If those marked in green in the Index (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?792-INDEX-TO-AGENTS-PUBLISHERS-AND-OTHERS) aren't what you're looking for, you might have better luck over at Done Deal: http://messageboard.donedealpro.com/boards/forumdisplay.php?f=9 They have stickied lists of agents, etc.