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agent : jveltre@gersh.com
Joseph Veltre
Gersh
41 Madison Avenue; 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10010
http://www.gershagency.com/
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/veltre
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Veltre is partner and head of the books department at The Gersh Agency. He works with a prominent and diverse group of companies and individuals in the film, television, digital content and publishing arenas, helping them create TV shows, films and books. His clients include: media companies, writers, filmmakers, literary agents/managers, academics, historians, journalists, best-selling and prize-winning novelists, filmmakers, sports figures, TV personalities, celebrities, and business and military leaders.

Prior to Gersh, he held senior positions in the feature film industry, as director of development for Miramax Films, and in the publishing world, as a senior editor at HarperCollins and St. Martin's Press. He also served as the foreign & film rights director for Carlisle & Company (now InkWell Mgmt), before launching his own successful agency.

He graduated from Emory University and attended the graduate English program at the University of Alabama, where he taught literature and writing. Veltre is from Cartersville, Georgia and now lives in New York City.


years experience: 10+
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, Biography, Business/investing/finance, History, Lifestyle, Cookbooks, Children's books, Sports, Science, Books by Journalists, Books by Academics, Narrative Non-Fiction
TRADE REFERENCES
We work with both major and independent publishing houses, both here and internationally, including Random House, Penguin, Perseus, Bloomsbury, Farrar Strauss Giroux, Grand Central, Little Brown, Henry Holt, HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Rodale, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Graywolf, Grove, W.W. Norton, Weinstein Books, and many others.

In film and television, we work with independent film-makers and companies like 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Sony, MTV, NBC Universal, Warner Bros., HBO, Nickelodeon, Lionsgate, Dreamworks, The Weinstein Company, etc.

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