UK Screenwriting Agents List

Below I have compiled a list of UK based LITERARY AGENCIES and TALENT AGENCIES that represent screenwriters. For a list of Agents in the U.S.A. see the W.G.A. site. Let me know sites that you have found the most useful/useless. This page is very new and still under construction, so please notify me of any problems.

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Quick Links
The Agency
Alan Brodie
A.P. Watt
Blake Friedmann
Casarotto Ramsay
Curtis Brown
David Higham
Darley Anderson
Dench Arnold
International Creative Management (ICM)
Litopia Corporation
Marjaq Scripts
MBA Literary Agents
Peters Fraser & Dunlop (PFD)
The Rodd Hall Agency
The Tennyson Agency
William Morris Agency (UK)
KEY TO ABBREVIATIONS:
YES What the Agency is interested and specialises in.
NO: What they don't want.
EXTRAS: Extra information
SUBS: Submission requirements (If they donít list any it is usually a brief introductory letter, CV/Resume, One page synopsis & SSAE (Stamped, Self Addressed Envelope). it is best not to send full scripts until you know they are actually interested in your work.
CLIENTS: Who they proudly already have on their books.
COMM: How much commission they charge.
CONTACTS: Contact name, address, telephone, fax, e-mail & website details.

THE AGENCY (LONDON) LIMITED.   Est. 1995
YES: Children's fiction, TV, film, theatre, radio scripts.
NO: Adult fiction or non-fiction.
EXTRAS: No reading fee.
SUBS: Letter with s.a.e.
CLIENTS: William Boyd, Andrew Davies, Jimmy McGovern, Lucy Cannon.
COMM: Domestic: 10%. US: various.
CONTACTS: Stephen Durbridge
24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park, London W11 4LZ.
T: 0207 727 1346   F: 0207 727 9037.
WEB: www.theagency.co.uk

ALAN BRODIE REPRESENTATION LIMITED.   Est. 1989
YES: Handles theatre, film and TV scripts.
NO: No books.
EXTRAS: No reading fee, but s.a.e. required.
SUBS: Preliminary letter plus professional recommendation and c.v. essential.
COMM: Domestic: 10%. Overseas: 15%.
CONTACTS: Alan Brodie, Sarah McNair, Ali Howarth
211 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HF
T: 0207 917 2871   F: 0207 917 2872
WEB: www.alanbrodie.com

ANDREW MANN LIMITED.   Est. 1975
YES: Fiction, general non-fiction and Scripts for film, TV, theatre & radio.
NO: No unsolicited mss.
EXTRAS: No reading fee. Member of The Association of Authors’ Agents.
SUBS: Preliminary letter, synopsis, SSAE.
COMM: Domestic: 15%. US & translation: 20%
CONTACTS: Anne Dewe, Tina Betts, Sacha Elliot.
1 Old Compton Street, London W1V 5PH
T: 0207 734 4751   F: 0207 287 9264

ANUBIS LITERARY AGENCY.   Est. 1994
YES: Mainstream adult fiction, historical, horror, crime & women's. Scripts for film and TV.
NO: Children's books, poetry, short stories, journalism, academic or non-fiction. No telephone calls.
EXTRAS: No reading fee.
SUBS: No unsolicited mss. Covering letter, one-page synopsis, SAE.
COMM: Domestic: 15%. US: 20%.
CONTACTS: Steve Calcutt
79 Charles Gardner Road, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV31 3BG.
T: 01926 832644   F: 01926 311607

A.P. WATT LIMITED.   Est. 1875
YES: Handles full-length typescripts, including children's books, screenplays for film and TV.
NO: No poetry, academic or specialist works. No unsolicited mss accepted.
NOTE: The oldest-established literary agency in the world.
CLIENTS: Trezza Azzopardi, Quentin Blake, Marika Cobbold
COMM: Domestic: 10%. US: 20%.
CONTACTS: Nick Harris, Rob Kraitt, Christine Glover
20 John Street, London WC1N 2DR
T: 0207 405 6774   F: 0207 430 1952
WEB: www.apwatt.co.uk

ARTELLUS LIMITED.   Est. 1986
YES: Full-length and short mss; scripts for films. Crime, science fiction, historical, contemporary and literary fiction; non-fiction, current affairs, biography, Science
EXTRAS: No reading fee. Will suggest revision. Works directly in the USA and with agencies in Europe Japan and Russia.
COMM: Domestic 10% Overseas 20%
CONTACTS: Darryl Samaraweera
30 Dorset House, Gloucester Place, London NW1 SAD.
T: 0207 935 6972   F: 0207 487 5957

BLAKE FRIEDMANN LITERARY AGENCY LTD.   Est. 1977
YES: Fiction: genre to literary; specialised & general non-fiction, plus scripts for TV, radio and film.
NO: Poetry, juvenile, science fiction or short stories
EXTRAS: No reading fee. Unsolicited mss welcome.
SUBS: Letter, synopsis & first two chapters preferred. Letters should contain as much information as possible on previous writing experience, aims for the future, etc.
CLIENTS: Ted Allbeury, Jane Asher, Elizabeth Chadwick, Barbara Erskine, John Harvey, Michael Ridpath, Tim Sebastian.
COMM: Radio/TV/Film: 15%. US 20%
CONTACTS: Julian Friedmann (film/TV), Conrad Williams (original scripts/radio)
122 Arlington Road, London NW1 7HP.
Tel: 020 7284 0408   Fax: 020 7284 0442.
WEB: www.blakefriedmann.co.uk

BRIE BURKEMAN.   Est. 2000
YES: Commercial & literary full-length fiction and non-fiction. Film, TV, theatre scripts.
NO: Academic, text, poetry, short stones, musicals or short films. No e-mail attachments.
EXTRAS: No reading fee but return postage essential. Also independent film and TV consultant to literary agents.
COMM: Domestic 15% Overseas 20%
CONTACTS:Brie Burkeman
14 Neville Court, Abbey Road, London NW8 9DD.
Tel: 0709 223 9113   Fax: 0709 223 9111.

CAPEL & LAND LIMITED.   Est. 2000
YES: Fiction, non-fiction, Film, TV, Theatre &: Radio Scripts.
NO: Children's or illustrated books.0
SUBS: Sample chapters, synopsis with covering letter.
EXTRAS: No reading fee.
COMM: Domestic & US 15%
CLIENTS: Julie Burchill, Henry Porter, Louis Theroux.
CONTACTS: Georgina Capel
29 Wardour Street, London W1D 6PS
T: 0207 734 2414   F: 0207 734 8101

CASAROTTO RAMSAY & ASSOCIATES LIMITED.
YES: Handles scripts for TV, theatre, film and radio.
NO: No unsolicited material without preliminary letter.
COMM: Domestic 10%
CLIENTS: Theatre: Alan Ayckbourn, Caryl Churchill, Christopher Hampton, Mark Ravenhill. Film: Laura Jones, Neil Jordan, Nick Hornby. TV: Paul Abbott, Howard Brenton, Amy Jenkins, Susan Nickson, Jessica Stevenson.
CONTACTS: Jenne Casarotto, Tracey Hyde, Charlotte Kelly, Jodi Shields, Chris Cope, Elinor Burns.
SUBS: The agency will accept and read unsolicited work but suggest that you telephone first.
National House, 60-66 Wardour Street, London W1V 4ND
T: 0207 287 4450   F: 0207 287 9128
WEB: www.casarotto.uk.com

CURTIS BROWN GROUP LIMITED.   Est. 1899
YES: Fiction, general non-fiction, children's books and associated rights (including multimedia), Film, Theatre, TV & radio scripts.
SUBS: Letter, brief synopsis, CV/Resume, SSAE. See their website for full submission details
COMM: 10% domestic, 20% worldwide
CONTACTS: Nick Marston (MD of Film & TV Dept.), Ben Hall, Joe Phillips.
Haymarket House, 28/29 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4SP
T: 0207 393 4400 F: 0207 393 4401
WEB: www.curtisbrown.co.uk
Also at: 37 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh EH2 4QS
T: 0131 225 1286/1288   F: 0131 225 1290

DAVID HIGHAM ASSOCIATED LIMITED.   Est. 1935
YES: Fiction, general non-fiction: biography, history, current affairs, etc. Also scripts.
SUBS: Covering letter, a synopsis or treatment, a CV or list of credits and a stamped addressed envelope. Full submissions policy is listed on their website.
EXTRAS: No reading fee.
CLIENTS: John le Carre, Stephen Fry, Jane Green, James Herbert, Jeremy Paxman.
COMM: Domestic: 15%. US: 20%.
CONTACTS: Nicky Lund, Georgina Ruffhead, Gemma Hirst, Jessica Cooper.
5-8 Lower John Street, Golden Square, London W1F 9HA
T: 0207 434 5900   F: 0207 437 1072
WEB: www.davidhigham.co.uk

DARLEY ANDERSON LITERARY TV & FILM AGENCY.
YES: Commercial fiction and non-fiction, children's fiction, scripts for Film & TV.
NO: No academic books or poetry. Disk and e-mailed submissions cannot be considered.
SUBS: Letter, outline/synopsis, SSAE. Full submissions policy is listed on their website. Prefers to read material exclusively. If other agents or publishers have read the material or will be reading the material at the same time let them know in your covering letter.
EXTRAS: Run by an ex-publisher with a knack for spotting talent and making great deals -- many for six and seven figure advances. Overseas associate0s APA Talent and Literary Agency (LA/Hollywood); Liza Dawson Literary Agency (New York); and leading foreign agents throughout the world. No reading fee.
CLIENTS: Gyles Brandreth, Lee Child, Martina Cole, John Connolly, Rebecca Shaw, Linda Taylor.
COMM: Domestic: 15%. US: 20%
CONTACTS: Darley Andersen, Carrie Neilson (TV/film children's books)
Estelle House, 11 Eustace Road, London SW6 1JB
T: 0207 385 6652   F: 0207 386 5571
WEB: www.darleyanderson.com

DENCH ARNOLD.   Est. 1972
YES: Handles scripts for TV and film.
INFO: Elizabeth Dench and Michelle Arnold are renowned, both domestically and internationally, for their carefully selected client list of award winning Writers, Directors and Heads of Department (Directors of Photography, Production Designers, Costume Designers, Editors and Make-up Designers) – a pool of talent at the helm of the British Film and Television Industry.
EXTRAS: Overseas associates include: William Morris/Sanford Gross and C.A.A., Los Angeles. Elizabeth Dench of previously Seifert Dench Associates.
CLIENTS: include Peter Chelsom.
SUBS: Unsolicited mss will be read, but a letter with sample of work and c.v. (plus s.a.e.) is preferred.
COMM: Home 10-15%.
CONTACTS: Elizabeth Dench, Michelle Arnold, Matthew Dench, Eleanor Green and Daniella Brivati.
10 Newburgh Street London W1F 7RN
T: 0207 437 4551   F: 0207 439 1355
WEB: www.dencharnold.co.uk

INTERNATIONAL CREATIVE MANAGEMENT (I.C.M.).   Est. 1973
YES: Actors, Directors, Writers, Specialises in scripts for film, theatre, TV and radio.
EXTRAS: No reading fee. Overseas associates ICM, New York/Los Angeles.
SUBS: By personal reccomendation only. No Unsolicited mss. COMM: 10%
CONTACTS: Sue Rodgers, Jessica Sykes, Cathy King, Greg Hunt, Hugo Young, Michael McCoy, Duncan Heath Paul Lyon-Maris
Oxford House, 76 Oxford Road, London W1N 0AX
T: 0207 636 6565   F: 0207 323 0101
WEB: www.icmtalent.com

JUDY DAISH ASSOCIATES LIMITED.   EST. 1978
YES: Theatrical literary agent. Handles scripts for film, TV, theatre and radio.
NO: No Books, No unsolicited mss.
SUBS: Preliminary letter essential.
CONTACTS: Judy Daish, Sara Stroud, Tracey Elliston
2 St Charles Place, London W10 6EG
T: 0208 964 8811   F: 0208 964 8966

JUVENILIA.   Est. 1973
YES: Young/teen fiction and picture books; non-fiction and scri00pts for TV and radio.
NO: Poetry or short stories unless part of a collection or picture book material. No unsolicited mss. No enquiries by phone or fax.
SUBS: Letter with full details of work and biographical outline. Preliminary letters unaccompanied by return postage will not be answered.
CLIENTS: Elisabeth Beresford, Tom Holt, Tony Maddox.
COMM: Domestic 10%. US 15%.
CONTACTS: Rosemary Bromley
Avington, Near Winchester, Hampshire S021 1DB
T: 01962 779656   F: 01962 779656

L & M.   Est. 1995
YES: Specialises in literary fiction, theatre, TV, radio and film. Special interests in multi-cultural, gay, feminist and anti-establishment writing.
NO: No new authors taken on except by recommendation. No unsolicited mss.
CLIENTS: Marion Baraitser, Kathleen Kiirik Bryson, John R. Gordon, Barry Grossman, Angela Lanyon, Catherine Muschamp, Roland Moore, Jeremy Rayner.
COMM: Domestic: 15%. US: 20%
CONTACTS: Tricia Sumner

LITOPIA™ CORPORATION LIMITED.
EXTRAS: Prepared to consider any author, known or unknown, with major international potential. Sells directly to key overseas markets with particular emphasis on the USA. Litopia personnel visit New York once a month.
N00O: No unsolicited mss
SUBS: Prospective clients must follow the submissions procedure as explained on Litopia's Website.
CONTACTS: Peter Cox
186 Bickenhall Mansions, Bickenhall Street, London W1H 3DE.
T: 0207 224 1748   F: 0207 224 1802
WEB: www.litopia.com

MACNAUGHTON-LORD REPRESENTATION.
CONTACTS: Annabel Lord
16-18 Douglas Street, London SW1P 4PB
T: 0207 834 4646   F: 0207 834 4949

MARJACQ SCRIPTS LIMITED.
YES: General fiction,non-fiction, screenplays.
NO: Poetry, fantasy, horror, children's books or plays.
EXTRAS: No reading fee. Special interest in crime, sagas and science fiction. Will suggest revision for promising mss.
SUBS: New work welcome; send brief letter, synopsis and approx first 50 pages plus s.a.e.
COMM: Domestic 10%. Overseas 20%.
CONTACTS: Mark Hayward
34 Devonshire Place, London WIN 1PE.
T: 0207 935 9499   F: 0207 935 9115
WEB: www.marjacq.com

MBA LITERARY AGENTS LIMITED.   Est. 1971
YES: Handles fiction and non-fiction, TV, film, radio and theatre scripts.
NO: No unsolicited mss.
EXTRAS: Works in conjunction with agents in most countries.
COMM: Domestic: 15%. Overseas: 20%. Theatre/TV/Radio: 10%. Film: 10-20%.
CONTAC0TS: Diana Tyler, John Richard Parker, Meg Davis, Laura Longrigg, David Riding
62 Grafton Way, London W1P 5LD
T: 0207 387 2076   F: 0207 387 2042
WEB: www.mbalit.co.uk

MKA.
11 Russell Kerr Close, London W4 3HF
T: 0208 994 1619   F: 0208 994 2992

PETERS FRASER & DUNLOP GROUP LIMITED.   Est. 1924
YES: Scripts for film and TV. Writers, directors, technicians, actors.
NO: PFD does not take on new clients who are resident outside the UK and Ireland.
EXTRAS: Please send postage and packaging if you would like to have your work returned. Work submitted without a stamped addressed envelope will be recycled.
SUBS: You should send an example of your work - preferably a full-length original screenplay or television script - to "The Film & TV Department - Scripts". Full length stageplays should be addressed to the "The Theatre Department - Plays". please send in your material and an accompanying CV and explanatory letter. Details on their website.
NOTES: PFD is one of Europe's leading literary and talent agencies both in terms of turnover and breadth of representation. It is an 0acknowledged leader in many of its specialist areas, acting as agent to writers, directors, producers, actors, technicians, composers, sportsmen and women, 0public speakers and illustrators across a wid0e variety of media which include books, plays, television, film productions and multimedia projects. PFD represents its clients both domestically and internationally, in English and foreign language markets, over a broad range of copyright media.
CONTACTS: Sam North
Drury House, 34-43 Ruffle Street, London WC2B 5HA
T: 0207 836 0061   F: 0207 836 9539
WEB: www.pfd.co.uk

REAL CREATIVES WORLDWIDE   Est. 1984
14 Dean Street, London W1D 3RS
T: 0207 437 4188
COMM: Domestic: 20%.
NOTES: Charges a reading fee of £25
Beware: They want a 20% commision and charge a reading fee of £25. They invited me to see them once and I found them unprofessional and rude. Their contract was also seriously dodgey and B.E.C.T.U. recommends it's members to avoid them.

ROGER HANCOCK LIMITED.   Est. 1960
YES: Special interests comedy drama and light entertainment. Scripts only.
NO: No books. Unsolicited mss not welcome.
SUBS: Initial phone call required.
EXTRAS: No reading fee.
COMM: Domestic: 10%. Overseas: 15%.
CONTACTS: Tim Hancock
2 Terretts Place, London N1 8NZ
T: 0207 267 4418   F: 0207 267 0705

THE ROD HALL AGENCY LIMITED.   Est. 1997
YES: Specialists for writers in film, television, theatre & radio.
NO: Novelists/books, et cetera, as specialise in film tv, theatre & radio only. No unsolisited scripts or visitors. No e-mail attachments
SUBS: See their website for details.
EXTRAS: Representing writers (and writers who also direct) with highly distinctive and original voices.
COMM: Domestic: 10%. US: 15%.
CLIENTS: Simon Beaufoy
CONTACTS: Charlotte Mann
3 Charlotte Mews, London, W1T 4DZ
T: 0207 637 0706   F: 0207 637 0807
WEB: www.rodhallagency.com

SHEIL LAND ASSOCIATES LIMITED.   Est. 1962
YES: Full-length general, commercial & literary fiction and non-fiction. Also theatre, film, radio and TV scripts.
EXTRAS: No reading fee. One of the UK's more dynamic agencies, Sheil Land represents over 300 established clients and welcomes approaches from new clients looking either to start or to develop their careers.
SUBS: Preliminary letter with s.a.e. essential.
CLIENTS: Peter Ackroyd, Melvyn Bragg, Catherine Cookson Estate, John Fowles, Alan Garner, Susan Hill, HRH The Prince of Wales, Bernard Kops, Charlotte Lamb, Van Morrison, Patrick O'Brian Estate, Esther Rantzen, Pam Rhodes, Martin Riley, Colin Shindler, Tom Sharpe, Brian Sibley, Alan Titchmarsh, Rose Tremain, Sally Ward, John Wilsher, Paul Wilson.
COMM: Domestic: 15%. US: 20%
CONTACTS: John Rush, Roland Baggot.
43 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LF
T: 0207 405 9351   F: 0207 831 2127

For Seifert Dench Associates see The Dench Arnold Agency (above).

THE TENNYSON AGENCY.   Est. 2001
YES: Specialises in theatre, radio, television and film scripts. Other material considered on an ad hoc basis; humanities bias.
NO: No short stories, children's, poetry, travel, military/historical, academic or sport. No unsolicited material, e-mail attachments.
SUBS: send introductory letter with résumé and proposal/outline of work. No reading fee.
CLIENTS: Vivienne Allen, Alastair Cording, Iain Grant, Julian Howell, Philip Hurd-Wood, Joanna Leigh, John Ryan, Walter Saunders, Diana Ward.
COMM: Home: 15%. Overseas: 20%
Contact: Christopher Oxford
10, Cleveland Avenue, London SW20 9EW
T: 0208 543 59039   F: 0208 543 5939
WEB www.tenagy.co.uk

TESSA SAYLE AGENCY.
YES: Fiction: literary novels rather than category fiction; non-fiction: current affairs, social issues, travel, biographies, historical; TV and film scripts.
NO: Plays, poetry, children's, textbooks, science fiction, fantasy, horror or musicals.
SUBS: Letter, CV, synopsis/outline & sample pages. Approaches from potential clients are welcome but should intially be made by letter or invitation to a screening or reading and personal recommendations are preferred.
EXTRAS: No reading fee. No unsolicited mss.
COMM: Domestic: 10%. US: 20%.
CONTACTS: Film/TV: Jane Villiers, Matthew Bates
11 Jubilee Place, London SW3 3TE
T: 0207 823 3883   F: 0207 823 3363

VALERIE HOSKINS ASSOCIATES.   Est. 1983
YES: Handles scripts for film, TV and radio. Special interests feature films, animation and TV.
NO: No unsolicited scripts; No reading fee.
SUBS: Preliminary letter of introduction essential + recommendation.
CONTACTS: Valerie Hoskins, Rebecca Watson
COMM: Home: 12%. US: 20%
20 Charlotte Street, London W1P 1HJ
T: 0207 636 6565   F: 0207 637 4493

WALKER ASSOCIATES.
YES: Fiction, both popular and literary, TV drama. Specialises in psychological thrillers/horror and humour.
NO: Poetry, short stories or children's fiction.
EXTRAS: No reading fee. Unsolicited mss welcome.
SUBS: Letter, c.v., synopsis & first three chapters. SSAE essential for return.
COMM: Domestic: 10%. US: 20%.
CONTACTS: Michael Walker, John Hastings, Alison Butler
31 Agar Grove, London NW1 9UG
T: 0207 813 9352   F: 0207 813 9352

WILLIAM MORRIS AGENCY (UK).   Est. 1965
YES: Worldwide theatrical and literary agency. Handles fiction, general non-fiction, TV and film scripts.
EXTRAS: The William Morris Agency Motion Picture Department meets the industry's needs through its top-to-bottom representation of gifted and award-winning screenwriters, producers, directors and actors, including the most impressive list of young, up-and-coming talent in the business. From the earliest stages of a film's development, WMA's Motion Picture agents track the progress and identify opportunities for the Agency's clients, often combining multiple elements for independently distributed features and studio-released theatrical motion pictures.
SUBS: No Unsolicited mss. COMM: TV: 10%.
CONTACTS: Phillip Adler
52-53 Poland Street, London W1F 7LX
T: 0207 534 6800   F: 0207 534 6900
WEB www.wma.com

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