- Leno Doing Kids' Book for S&S
TV late-night talk show host Jay Leno has signed to do a children's picture book for S&S Books for Young Readers, where president Rick Richter signed him with agent Amanda Urban at ICM and Byron Preiss, of his own company, w
- Book, Movie Deals for First Novel
This story of an American ad exec kidnapped after a plane crash in the Congo and the efforts of his wife and blind son to locate him was bought for world rights by editor Antonia Fusco at Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, in a sale orchestrated by Dallas agent David Hale Smith of DHS
- Zigman Back, with Book & Movie
Agent Theresa Park at Sanford Greenburger, who made the sale, also worked with Richard Green at CAA to make a strong six-figure movie deal with Tom Hanks's Playtone production company, with Nia Vardalos of My Big Fat Greek Wedding set to script and star.
- CNN's Dobbs for Doubleday
Roger Scholl, executive editor of the house's Currency imprint, which will publish the as yet untitled book next fall, bought it from agent Wayne S.
- LB Takes Rankin (and His Rebus)
She paid a major sum to agent Dominick Abel for North American rights, including audio, first serial, electronic and book club, and plans to publish the first of the new titles, Resurrection Men, in March of next year.
- Job Moves: March 9, 2011
Nolan, who starts at the entertainment agency on March 14, was most recently a literary agent at DeFiore and Company where her authors include Danica McKellar and Stephen "Steve-O" Glover.
- Job Moves: October 30, 2013
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Toni Mendez-Shapiro, former Rockette and longtime literary agent, died at her home in Manhattan on March 9.
- Gray Family Memoir for RH
It was a North American rights buy from agent Georges Borchardt, for a substantial six figures.
- First Novelist Hecht for Harper
Menaker bought world rights from agent David McCormick at the Collins-McCormick agency.
- Knowing Mr. Rogers
Now Madigan is putting it all into a Rogers memoir called I'm Proud of You, and in a recent auction run by Coast agent B.J.
- Fictionwise to End Branded Stores
According to a post on agent and e-book publisher Richard Curtis’ Web site, Fictionwise will close its branded stores by the end of the month.
- Horror Ace Offers Vampire Trilogy
Agent Simon Lipskar at Writers House, who made the sale, describes the new series as "Anne Rice Meets the Arthurian Legends," and says they are set in medieval France and the Mideast at the time of the Crusades.
- Mayflower Next for Philbrick
Viking's Wendy Wolf bought the untitled project from agent Stuart Krichevsky, for North American rights only, but publication is four years away; the author is still working on his next book.
- New Look at Lizzie Borden
Karp bought North American rights from agent Tina Bennett at Janklow & Nesbit and plans to publish in 2005.