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Friday, April 3

1:45pm EDT

3C: The Big Q's: What to Ask Prospective Agents
Limited Capacity filling up

So you’ve gotten the e-mail (or the phone call) and the Agent of Your Dreams wants to talk to you about representation. Even if their offer makes you feel like you’ve set an entire kaleidoscope of butterflies free in your stomach, you’ll want to have some questions lined up to hear about their process, the ins and outs of how this whole thing works, and suss out whether you think you’ll have a good working relationship with them. After all, the author-agent relationship is (and should be) a close one and one that hopefully will be the through line of your publishing career. In this class, we’ll be discussing what questions to ask (and why you should be asking them!).

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Amy Elizabeth Bishop

Literary Agent, Dystel, Goderich & Bourret
Amy Elizabeth Bishop joined Dystel, Goderich & Bourret in 2015 after interning for them in 2014. After a short stint as the financial & subrights assistant, she started assisting Jane Dystel, and in addition to managing her own list, now also oversees the office and the interns. Her... Read More →

Friday April 3, 2020 1:45pm - 3:00pm EDT
White Hill Room - 4th Floor

1:45pm EDT

3L: Adapting Books for Film and TV
Limited Capacity seats available

How does a book get made into a film or TV show, and how can authors help make it happen? In this nuts-and-bolts presentation, Phil Cohen-- literary scout for Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema-- will demystify the acquisition process, and reveal the many steps of how a novel or nonfiction work gets adapted for the screen. Celeste Ng will share her story from the author's perspective, as her bestselling novel Little Fires Everywhere comes out as a Hulu show in mid-March, and whose Everything I Never Told You is currently being made into a feature film. What, if anything, can an author do at each stage of the acquisition and adaptation process, to help our books become successful films or shows?

Come with your questions, and a riveting conversation.

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Celeste Ng

Celeste Ng is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels Little Fires Everywhere and Everything I Never Told You. The recipient of a Pushcart Prize, the Massachusetts Book Award, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, she earned an MFA from the University... Read More →
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Phil Cohen

Literary Executive, Warner Bros.
Phil Cohen is a developmental editor and literary executive for Warner Bros. Throughout his time there, and in his previous role at Sony Pictures, Phil has acquired dozens of books, comics, graphic novels, and long-form articles to develop into feature films and television series... Read More →

Friday April 3, 2020 1:45pm - 3:00pm EDT
Newbury Room - 4th Floor