Ken Sherman is the President of Ken Sherman and Associates, a Los Angeles-based literary agency.
An agent for more than twenty years, Ken represents screen, television and book writers, and also sells film and television rights to books as well as life rights.
A few of Ken's clients include David Guterson, author of “Snow Falling on Cedars”,Tawni O'Dell, whose first novel, “Back Roads”, became an international best seller and Oprah Book Club selection, Starhawk, considered the best-known witch in the world, Anne Perry, the world's best-known Victorian murder mystery writer and author of 60 books, and the estates of Luis Buñuel, John Hersey, and Simon Wiesenthal.
A popular and accomplished speaker, Ken has lectured extensively at venues including UCLA, USC, Loyola University in both New Orleans and Los Angeles, The Santa Barbara Writer's Conference, The Maui Writer's Conference, The University of Oklahoma, Sherwood Oaks Experimental College, The Santa Fe Writer's Conference, The Novelists, Inc. Conference/San Diego, The San Francisco Writer’s Conference, The Aspen Institute, and The Aspen Summer Words Writer's Conference.
Since graduating from the University of California-Berkeley as a psychology major, Ken has returned to the classroom numerous times having taught his course, "The Business of Writing for Screen, Television and Publishing", at both USC and UCLA for more than six years.
Ken maintains strong community involvement as well. He serves as an Arts and Cultural Affairs Commissioner in the City of West Hollywood, is a founding member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts/Los Angeles (BAFTA) and is a member of both the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the International Advisory Board of the Christopher Isherwood Foundation.
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