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Pitching An Agent: Renaissance Literary & Talent

This boutique Hollywood agency's 'on the prowl' for phenomenal talent

By Jeff Rivera - July 26, 2010
Number of agents: Five
Number of clients: 75

Notable clients: David and Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Goldie Hawn, Heidi Murkoff, author of the international hit series What to Expect When You're Expecting, James McGrath Morris, Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, Steven Saylor, Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre, and Dog the Bounty Hunter.

Amount of unsolicited material selected: About one percent
Fiction vs. nonfiction: 20 percent fiction, 80 percent nonfiction

Background: "Don't let the limelight fool you," Alan Nevins cautions aspiring writers, "We may represent a lot of celebrities but we welcome newcomers (who can actually write) a good shot at representation."

Nevins, the founder of Renaissance Literary & Talent and arguably one of the most influential book publishing literary managers in Hollywood, began his career as an assistant for Mary Lazar, the late producer and Simon and Schuster acquisitions editor....

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