Nancy Nigrosh

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Nancy Nigrosh is the former head of The Gersh Agency Literary Department and team member of both the Literary and Talent Departments at Innovative Artists. Her clients included Chris Eyre,[1] Academy Award-winner Kathryn Bigelow,[2] Amanda Brown, Stuart Beattie, Leslye Headland and Barry Morrow.[3]

During her time at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, her mentor Terry Southern offered to co-write a script that she had pitched in class and subsequently after their collaboration, encouraged her to apply to UCLA's School of Theater Film & Television Department where she was accepted into the Masters Screenwriting Program. She first worked as a script supervisor for Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets. Due to her ability to complexly discern levels of writing skills, this led her to work as a freelance reader for a number of production companies, which then launched her career as a literary agent in Hollywood.[4]

Currently, she works as a writers' career consultant, often focusing on professional direction for aspiring women writers. She also teaches at UCLA Extension Writers' Program[5] and frequently contributes to Indiewire's "Thompson on Hollywood" blog.

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