Friday, January 27, 2012

What do Imogen Rose, 50 Cent and Eminem have in common?

Confused? Add to that list Dyan Cannon, LL Cool J, T.I., Ian Spektor and Ed Begley Jr! Well, I am thinking of giving up writing and trying my hand at rapping or maybe a bit of acting.

Fear not, take a deep breath! I wouldn’t do that to my eleven year old. She’d never recover from the embarrassment. Still, today I went up a couple of notches in the “cool” department with her when I signed with Marc Gerald and Sasha Raskin from The Agency Group, the agents who also rep the above artists.

Marc contacted me around six months ago to find out if I had representation. When I looked up his bio I was immediately attracted by his diverse career background, from being an editor of True Detective Magazine, a writer/producer for America’s Most Wanted, and his collaboration with Wesley Snipes. All very impressive, but what caught my eye was a line in his bio where he mentioned that he’d commissioned novellas from some of hip hop's brightest stars and sold them with CDs supplied by Def Jam Entertainment. As an indie author I really appreciate an outside-the-box approach to marketing. However, I did have representation at the time.

That came to an end just after Christmas when I decided that my agent and I had such differing creative visions of the Portal Chronicles that it was best that we discontinued our partnership. The split was very amicable and I consider Mollie an awesome person, but I have to remain true to my characters and my fans. I decided to contact Marc again, and a couple of weeks later I met with him and Sasha Raskin in Manhattan. I was delighted to discover that we share the same vision for the Portal Chronicles and I am excited to see where this next step takes me. :)

11 comments:

Donna Fasano said...

Major congrats, Imogen! I hope Marc and Sasha take you zooming toward the stars!

Allie said...

Congratulations Imogen!! What a great accomplishment!!! May you climb all the way to the top!!!!! Woohoo!!!

Linda S. Prather said...

Imogen, that's awesome news. Yes, you have to be true to both yourself and your characters. Wishing you the best in all your endeavors.

Sm1ley said...

Congrats, Imogen. I'm looking forward to hearing "Initiation Rap" on the radio soon. :)

Seriously though, looks like a great career move. Here's wishing you the best of luck on the new relationship.

Kippoe said...

Congrats glad to see you follow your vision and entertain everyone along the way.

MichelleReviews said...

Well, that's just a *bit* exciting, isn't it?!? Congratulations!

Beth said...

Congrats, Imogen. Best of luck with this.

Lynn said...

This is great news. I'm sure your vision will guide you to a thrilling and exceptional rendering of your baby, The Portal Chronicles. Nobody can do it better. Hello to the movies???? It would be a fantastic development for you and your devoted fans. Yeah, Imogen!!!

Kristie Leigh Maguire said...

Fabulous news, Imogen!

"Writing is my Drug. A fixed Addiction." said...

Major Congrats! So proud of you! You work hard and smart! Reading the end of Fasutine and starting Initiation.
http://amiblackwelder.blogspot.com
Author of She Speaks to Angels out in March 2012

M.P. McDonald said...

Congrats, Imogen! How exciting!