Top UK talent agency – which owns rights to Winne-the-Pooh and John Le Carre books – is snapped up by US rival
One of Britain’s main literary and talent companies has been snapped up by an American rival.
Curtis Brown Group, which dates again to 1899, will staff up with the Los Angeles-based United Talent Agency (UTA).
The UK firm represents writers similar to The Handmaid’s Tale writer Margaret Atwood and actors together with Lily James.
Curtis Brown Group, which represents Lily James (pictured) and dates again to 1899, will staff up with the Los Angeles-based United Talent Agency
It is additionally house to the literary estates of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy writer John le Carre, Winnie-the-Pooh creator AA Milne and Nobel Prize-winning novelist and shortstory author, John Steinbeck.
In a deal that has been hailed for increasing worldwide alternatives for purchasers, Curtis Brown will nonetheless function below its title whereas the administration staff, together with chief government Jonny Geller, will even keep in place.
The firm, which employs greater than 240 folks, stated it doesn’t count on to put off any employees following the deal.
Curtis Brown and UTA have labored collectively for a few years and managed high-profile names similar to actor Benedict Cumberbatch and English indie rock band Florence + The Machine.
Geller stated: ‘This partnership will allow Curtis Brown to grow and to respond to the demands of an increasingly globalised world.’