Hollywood's Booming Economy And The Top 10 Talent and Literary Agents Who Keep The Reels Rolling

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Now that the hoopla of the big awards shows is over, SmartGirlsProductions.com, a Hollywood marketing firm promoting Actors and Screenwriters, releases its lists of Hollywood's Top 10 Talent Agents and Top 10 Literary Agents, the wheelers and dealers behind the velvet ropes of Hollywood.

Stars in Hollywood and even screenwriters these days are honored and envied for their work in film and TV. Yet there's another fast-paced, sometimes-glamorous, sometimes not-so-glamorous insider role that gets far less attention but plays a huge role in the Hollywood economy. That role is being an agent to the stars and writers of film and television.

SmartGirlsProductions.com, which celebrated its 17th birthday last month, is a small Hollywood marketing firm which helps actors and screenwriters get their careers started. They track virtually every exec in town and what they're up to, and they have just released this year's list of Hollywood's Top 10 Talent and Literary Agents.

"Nothing happens in our economy anywhere without somebody selling something--Hollywood included. Having a real passion for the art of sales and marketing myself, I think the agents should be acknowledged for the role they play. We picked the ones who we think did the top job this past year," Dr. Melody Jackson, the founder of Smart Girls, says.

These agents have been selected based on several criteria, including their determination, ability to identify new talent, aggressiveness, and ultimately their ability to contribute to the commercial and/or critical success of their clients. Some have caused box office breakout success for their clients this past year, while others prove they're still a solid force in Hollywood after years as major players. Here they are:

Top 10 Hollywood Talent Agents:
Kevin Huvane, Creative Artists Agency
Michelle Bohan, Endeavor Agency
Toni Howard, International Creative Management
Dave Bugliari, Creative Artists Agency
Bryan Lourd, Creative Artists Agency
David Unger, International Creative Management
Sarah Fargo, Paradigm
Larry Taube, Principal Entertainment
Jason Weinberg, Untitled Entertainment
Mick Sullivan, Creative Artists Agency

Top 10 Hollywood Literary Agents:
Craig Gering, Creative Artists Agency
Risa Gertner, Creative Artists Agency
Susan B. Landau, Thompson Street Ent.
David O'Connor, Creative Artists Agency
Beth Swofford, Creative Artists Agency
Jeremy Barber, United Talent Agency
Bryan Lourd, Creative Artists Agency
Richard Weitz, Endeavor Agency
Paul Haas, Endeavor Agency
Rick Rosen, Endeavor Agency

For a list of The TOP 20 AGENTS in each category, go to http://www.SmartGirlsProductions.com.

Founded in 1992 by Dr. Melody Jackson, SmartGirlsProductions.com has helped thousands of actors and aspiring screenwriters market themselves and their projects to Hollywood managers, agents, and producers. The Smart Girls site offers a range of marketing services for actors and screenwriters who are trying to make their way into Hollywood.

If you'd like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Dr. Melody Jackson, call Chris Bosley at 818.907.6511.

Chris Bosley        
Phone: 818.907.6511
Fax: 818/990-5293
Email: smarties25 (at) SmartG (dot) com


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