Transatlantic Agency forms Media & TV Film Division

The Toronto-based literary management company is also developing a boutique client list of screenwriters.

Toronto-based literary management company Transatlantic Agency has launched a division devoted to book-to-screen adaptations.

Laura Cameron, who has been a Transatlantic literary agent since 2020, will take on the inaugural role of in-house TV film agent in the newly formed Media & TV Film Division. She’ll co-agent book-to-TV/film and select screenwriting properties with other Transatlantic agents, attend festivals and co-ordinate outreach across the agency.

The company says it’s also developing a boutique client list of screenwriters, including Catherine Hernandez, who penned the hit novel Scarborough (pictured) as well as the acclaimed 2021 feature-film adaptation of the same name (Compy Films). Other Canadian screenwriting clients include Iain Reid, Naben Ruthnum, Zalika Reid-Benta, Tim Fontaine, Marissa Stapley, Hadiya Roderique and Elisabeth de Mariaffi. The agency says the screenwriter clients pen adaptations of their own work, have original series and feature films in development, and are available for writing rooms.

The Transatlantic Agency has negotiated over 100 book-to-TV/film deals in the past few years, sometimes in association with talent agencies. Deals have included Charlie Kaufman’s Netflix feature film adaptation of Reid’s bestselling novel I’m Thinking of Ending Things and the upcoming Amazon production of his sci-fi novel Foe from Academy Award-winning director Garth Davis.

Transatlantic Agency has 20 literary agents based in cities across North America, also including New York, Boston, Los Angeles and Vancouver.