Canton Literary Management provides career management for emerging and seasoned authors worldwide.
We represent authors of a broad range of fiction and non-fiction for feature film and television. We value fresh, original writing that has a compelling point of view and welcome the opportunity to review your ideas.
We build careers and advocate for our authors at every stage of the publishing process— helping conceptualize and shape the initial idea, offering editorial feedback before submission, aggressively negotiating the contract, selling film, television and translation rights, and conceiving of publicity and marketing strategies that will give the work the best chance of reaching a broad audience.
Founder and principal of Canton Literary Management. Eric is dedicated to bringing exceptional works to broad yet sensible/sensitive and smart movie-going audiences, in the national and international theatrical marketplace.
A former CEO, Eric is and has been a member of corporate and non-profit boards, bringing particular energy to global and community foci, talent identification, creative strategizing, astute marketing and planning. At the University of Minnesota Eric was a consultant and research analyst on several national Outreach Programs.
In public and private forums Eric has served as keynote motivational speaker, seminar lecturer to business, government, and public service organizations and student groups in the United States and Canada, often specializing in environmental topics and responsible, cross-cultural career building and training.
Eric is a University of Minnesota graduate where he earned a BA in School of Journalism and Mass Communications, with graduate work in marketing. He is an Arizona resident.
His education in literature and journalism has given him a unique appreciation of the creative yet proper structure of the work of clients. His counsel is rooted in the unexpected and thus more memorable use of language.
A partner and principal of Canton Literary Management. Karen is a singer, song writer, artist, illustrator and musician. She toured with groups as a singer, performed one-woman shows, she wrote from noted musicals and has written music for inclusion in feature films.
Karen is a painter who has studied in France, Spain and Italy. She has had paintings published in a book and her art has been exhibited and sold in the Midwest, New Mexico and several galleries in California.
As a student of the written, spoken and sung word, she is uniquely qualified to examine the artistic merit of feature film and television scripts in genres of all types. Under her guidance many clients have written works on subjects that stretch their abilities and further distinguish them in the presentation and production of their work.