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Publishing/Film/TV Consultants

About BookSmart

The Search for Great Stories Starts Here

Booksmart Scouting is the newly created scouting agency founded and led by Erin Hennicke,  drawing on her 25+ years of industry experience and combining her love of great writing and film/ TV. Hennicke began her career in the Subsidiary Rights Department at Viking Penguin, overseeing  domestic, foreign, audio, & film/TV rights, before segueing into the film industry as Story Editor at  Barbra Streisand’s production company, Barwood Films, where she handled development and  production. In 2000, she joined Franklin & Siegal & Associates, the largest literary scouting agency  in New York, scouting for clients like Universal Studios-- a collaboration that lasted 21 years–finding material/I.P., including the article that became American Gangster with Denzel Washington  and Russell Crowe, directed by Ridley Scott; the Fifty Shades series by E.L. James; & the children’s  book, Amari & the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston, to name a few. She also scouted for Paramount  TV on the series/mini/limited series side for 7 years, finding backlist gems like Defending Jacob (Apple+)  and Station Eleven (HBO Max). Most recently, she was in the Books & I.P. department at Netflix  before deciding to form her own agency. She has also been a speaker at book fairs and writers’ conferences like Book Expo America, Emerald City Writers’ Conference, and several RWA conferences. 

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