The Writers’ Company represents writers, producers, directors and script editors across television, film, theatre and radio.
The agency was founded in April 2006 by Ligeia Marsh and Nick Barron joined in 2008. Both previously worked for a number of years at one of London’s leading literary agencies, The Agency. In 2016, Ligeia stepped away from agenting to pursue a career in comedy and drama development and Nick took the reins. He now runs TWC with the help of his assistant, Jack Boswell, who joined the company in August.
As a small agency, we have the time to take a hands-on approach with our clients, offering them a unique level of guidance and personal service. We always have time to read and discuss clients’ work and you will always be able to get one of us on the phone. We have excellent, productive and friendly relationships with producers, broadcasters, film companies and theatres.
Our aim is to be approachable, professional and efficient at all times when promoting our clients’ work and negotiating deals.
Nick began his career at RDF before making the move into drama, joining Kudos Film & TV as their in-house runner. There, he specialised in making lots of tea and bulk buying Badoit for the people producing SPOOKS and LIFE ON MARS. As a trade off, they taught him a huge amount about production and especially about working with writers. It was there he learned about agenting – a job with a creative and a business side that didn’t involve standing in a field on location all day? Yes please. He joined The Agency in 2005, working first with Ligeia before moving to assist Bethan Evans and working with writers like Paul Abbott, Sally Wainwright and personal hero Russell T Davies. He was made a junior agent in 2008 and joined The Writers’ Company as an agent later that year. Nick looks after writers, producers and script editors in TV, film and theatre and still makes a great cuppa.
Jack was drawn into the world of television when Charlie Brooker’s production company spotted his comedy on YouTube and commissioned him to write sketches for the BBC. Spurred on, he studied TV Production at Bournemouth University before working briefly in advertising for M&C Saatchi, where he realised emulating Don Draper was not a recipe for success. He returned to his first love, assisting in the drama arm of Warner Bros. TV Production UK, before settling with Nick at The Writers’ Company. His only complaint is how rarely he gets to shout ‘Show me the money!’ down the phone. He remains hopeful.