The close-knit LA literary agency community is in mourning today following the death over the weekend of Caren Bohrman. She was 56.
As owner of The Bohrman Agency, she brokered screenwriter deals for such major Hollywood films as the remake of The Fugitive. Her brother, David, is president of Current TV, while their father Stan was an award-winning SoCal TV newsman.
In an interview with scriptologist.com, she offered a wonderful explanation of how she came to own her boutique agency:
“I got fired from my first job as an agent after four years because they said, ‘You’re too honest. So, we can’t trust you anymore.’ [This] taught me about the lack of integrity in Hollywood. I’m very straightforward and honest. So I decided I was going to prove to these people that you can be honest and straightforward and still be very successful.”