Erin P. Hennicke
Booksmart Scouting is the newly created scouting agency founded and led by Erin Hennicke, drawing on her 25+ years of industry experience and combining her love of great writing and film/TV. Hennicke began her career in the Subsidiary Rights Department at Viking Penguin, overseeing domestic/foreign/audio/& film/TV rights, before segueing into the film industry as Story Editor at Barbra Streisand’s production company, Barwood Films, where she handled development and production. In 2000, she joined Franklin & Siegal & Associates, the largest literary scouting agency in New York, scouting for clients like Universal Studios-- a collaboration that lasted 21 years–finding material/I.P., including the article that became American Gangster with Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, directed by Ridley Scott; the Fifty Shades series by E.L. James; & the children’s book, Amari & the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston, to name a few.
She also scouted for Paramount TV on the series/mini/limited series side for 7 years, finding gems like Defending Jacob (Apple+) and Station Eleven (HBO Max). Most recently, she was in the Books & I.P. department at Netflix before deciding to form her own agency, where she scouts for clients like the Hallmark Channel. She has also been a speaker at book fairs and writers’ conferences like Book Expo America, Emerald City Writers’ Conference, and several RWA conferences.