WME has acquired the Rabineau Wachter Sanford & Gillett (RWSG) Literary Agency, a company that has helped bring iconic works such as “The Girl on the Train” and “The Leftovers” to the big screen.
Founded in 2000, the agency has also represented works such as “The Snowman,” “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” RWSG co-represented Paula Hawkins, the author of “The Girl on the Train,” which will hit the big screen in October and stars Emily Blunt.
RWSG principals Sylvie Rabineau and Jill Holwager Gillett will join the agency as co-heads of WME’s Book to Film/TV division. They will also work in both the film and television literary departments.
“This acquisition builds upon WME’s commitment to great storytelling and our love of books. With Sylvie and Jill at the helm, we are thrilled to extend our great resources to embrace the co-agent community,” said WME’s Head of Books Jennifer Rudolph Walsh. “Sylvie and Jill are responsible for bringing some of the most iconic projects to the screen and we can’t wait to have them bring their vision, strategic thinking and expertise to WME.”
In a joint statement, Rabineau and Gillett said, “By joining WME, we are excited to continue working with storytellers across all media and having the exceptional resources, expertise and support of such an innovative and dynamic company.”
Authors represented by RSWG include Mega Abbott, Roxane Gay, Jo Nesbo, Elizabeth Strout and Hanya Yanagihara.