I’ve never considered myself a Hollywood Animal, however the opportunity to translate my books into other mediums and to create entirely new projects for the stage and screen is genuinely exciting. To that end I’m shamelessly pleased to announce that I have signed with the United Talent Agency, of Beverly Hills, California, USA.
Beyond their heavyweight status and excellent reputation, I chose UTA as the ambassadors of my modest genius because so many of the truly brilliant creative talents that I have long admired are also represented by this happily unconventional Hollywood powerhouse agency: Joel and Ethan Coen, Wes Anderson, Julian Fellowes and Lasse Hallström, to name but a few.
From this point on UTA will represent me for work in television, film, radio, stage and lectures. However my publishing endeavours will now and forever remain with my beloved Literary Agent, Sir Albert Zuckerman, of Writers House, New York.
At UTA I will be working with a team of Agents, each a specialist in their own field – including Kassie Evashevki, Chris Newman, Johnny Pariseau and others I’ve yet to meet. I’m still not entirely sure how it all works, but ignorance has been my cherished friend for many years so I feel quite comfortable stumbling into the void.
To be clear, I don’t intend to spend much time in Hollywood – The untamed corners of Tasmania and Alaska suit me just fine. However I feel honoured to have joined this extraordinary company and I look forward to the creative possibilities that this exciting new partnership has to offer.
October 10th, 2013