Are you an author trying to navigate the literary landscape?
If you have questions on how to captivate a reader with your prose, how to write a book proposal and how to best position your material in this crowded marketplace, this webinar will have your answers!
Join us to welcome an established literary manager who will shed light on how to stand apart from the competition. There will be time for a live Q&A too so make sure you come in with questions!
Amy Schiffman has been a literary agent and manager in the film and television fields for over twenty five years. After graduating from Hamilton College, she worked in New York, first at the CBS News Broadcast Center, and then in magazines, including the award winning American Photographer Magazine, where she eventually became an editor and columnist, and later at GQ and Diversion magazines. Her Hollywood career began in the Literary Properties division of the William Morris Agency in Beverly Hills, where she was Vice President. There she sold the books “Friday Night Lights,” “Apollo 13,” “Sleepers,” “Permanent Midnight” and “Primal Fear,” all of which were produced as feature films during her tenure at the agency. Schiffman went on to run the literary properties division at The Gersh Agency, and later became a partner in the literary management firm Intellectual Property Group before joining Echo Lake. She represents Dennis Lehane, Don DeLillo and Daniel Woodrell (Winter’s Bone) among many others. Among her recently released book to film projects are the international best seller “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society,” by Mary Anne Shaeffer and Annie Barrows. The film, starring Lilly James and directed by Mike Newell, is streaming on Netflix, as is the film “Nappily Ever After ,” based on the novel by Trisha R. Thomas.
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