Queen Bees and Wannabes, which was the basis for Mean Girls (written by and starring Tina Fey), and Lisa Lutz's The Spellman Files was optioned by Paramount with Laura Ziskin (Spiderman) attached as producer, and Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black) attached to direct. The agency also represents Amanda Brown, author of Legally Blonde (hence the photo).Co-agents in Hollywood handle movie and television rights with major studios and production companies. Recent books-to-film include Rosalind Wiseman's
As with every agency, the most junior agents are the ones most in need of clients. Levine Greenberg has two such agents:
On the fiction side, Monika likes literary mysteries and suspense. Some of her favourite authors are Kate Atkinson and Benjamin Black. She often suspects that she was born in the wrong century, and loves books that give her a window into an older way of life.
In non-fiction, Kerry is most drawn to health and lifestyle books with a prescriptive focus.
How to contact: Do not send queries directly to the agent’s personal e-mails. Instead, submit through the agency's online form or send your query via firstname.lastname@example.org
In the subject line, clearly note that it’s a query and for whom; e.g., "Query for Monika."
Do not submit more than 50 pages along with your query. No snail mail queries please. This agency responds within 3 to 6 weeks, but only if interested.
For a full list of agents at Levine Greenberg and what they represent, see here.
Note: For information about Brian Henry's writing workshops and creative writing courses, see here.