Join Women’s National Book Association’s Los Angeles Chapter for the coveted opportunity to pitch your book and get to know agents and what they’re looking for.
When: Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 2pm
Where: The Lev Bookstore, 214 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90219 (Street parking and parking in back of bookstore available.)
Will your book be the next to get published? You’ll never know unless you attend!
Costs: $30 for members – $60 for non members/guests:
Meet the agents:
Marilyn R. Atlas is a talent and literary manager and award-winning producer. Among her credits as film producer are “Real Women Have Curves” for HBO, which won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival; “A Certain Desire,” starring Sam Waterston; and “Echoes,” which won the Gold Award at the Texas International Film Festival. In addition to Marilyn’s film/TV credits, she has sold (first time) novels “Chasing the Jaguar” to
HarperCollins, “Hungry Woman in Paris” to Grand Central Publishing, and the “Ave Maria Bed & Breakfast” to Hachette Publishing, and the “Last Ride of Caleb O’Toole” to Source Books. Her Lifetime movie “The Choking Game” based on the YA book by Diana Lopez aired in summer 2014.
Marilyn has long been committed to issues surrounding diversity in Hollywood. As a member of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, she spoke at many of their writers’ and producers’ retreats. She also has lectured at the DGA-sponsored LA Asian Film Festival. She is a founding member of Women in Film’s Luminas Committee, which supports the portrayal of women in non-stereotypical roles in film and television.
Marilyn is currently developing a TV pilot based on the Gary Phillips series of novels “High Hand” and “Shooter’s Point” featuring strong-willed African-American protagonist Martha Chainey. She is also developing a Chinese historical epic with the Metan Development Group and “Codebusters,” a children’s show for TV based on a series of best-selling books.
Marilyn is featured in the book “Write Now!” from Penguin/Tarcher. She is the co-author of a relationship-based, screenwriting guide called “Dating Your Character,” about an organic approach to character creation for Stairway Press’s 2016 catalog.
Dana Newman is a Los Angeles based independent literary agent representing authors of practical and narrative non-fiction (focusing on memoir, biography, history, pop culture, current affairs, women’s interest, social trends, food, lifestyle, sports, business, health and wellness, and popular science), as well as a select amount of literary and upmarket fiction. She’s also a transactional and intellectual property attorney with Raines Feldman LLP, focusing on publishing law, contracts, copyrights, trademarks, and licensing. Dana is a member of the California State Bar and the Association of Authors’ Representatives, and holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley, and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco. Information about her agency and law practice is online at http://dananewman.com.
Americans Celebrate Women
We are celebrating the newly released Women in the Literary Landscape produced by WNBA members. The book is now available on amazon.com
Mothers, sisters, daughters, and historical figures alike who fought, often into obscurity, for justice and equality. Women have risked their lives to secure the rights of children, workers, for our nation and fellow women.
Thanks to the work of progressive female writers, women earned some of the fundamental rights given to men and many began taking note of their talent instead of their gender.
Female writers have given us some of the greatest novels, short stories, poems, films and essays ever written. In centuries past, Female writers struggled to get their work noticed, so a few resorted to various forms of concealment. Some used male pen names, initials or remained anonymous so that their work wouldn’t be discounted because they were women.