Artists and Artisans and Movable Type Literary Group have merged into a new “bicoastal management company” called Movable Type Management (MTM). The combined company counts more than 200 authors and maintain offices in New York and Los Angeles.

MTM will also work on in-house film, television, and digital development. Movable Type Literary Group principle Jason Allen Ashlock will serve as president of Movable Type Management, focused on books and digital. Artists and Artisans founder Adam Chromy will be president of the company’s performance division, Movable Type Media.

Ashlock had this statement: “This is a move that accelerates our strategy to offer authors inventive and expansive management, and to offer publishers properties of utmost value … Combining two successful and highly complementary companies allows us to focus the efforts of each of our members, and create customized strategies for each of our authors. At a particularly challenging and exciting time for the publishing industry, this combination vaults us into a leadership role with our clients and our partners.”

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