About Us

Curtis Brown, founded by Albert Curtis Brown in 1899, is one of the world’s leading literary and talent agencies.

We represent authors, playwrights, film and television writers and directors, theatre directors and designers, television and radio presenters and actors.

We are not only a literary and talent agency. Innovative subsidiary companies have been formed, which include:

Cuba Pictures was founded in 2008 by Nick Marston and is the film and television production arm of the agency. In April 2016, BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, extended their relationship with Curtis Brown and Cuba Pictures by taking 10% shareholding in Original Talent Ltd, a new parent company, created to house Curtis Brown, Cuba Pictures, Conville & Walsh and Curtis Brown Creative. 

Curtis Brown Creative is the agency's creative writing school, offering a range of courses for aspiring writers in our London offices and online, and seeking to link up talented new novelists with the literary agents of CB and C&W. Curtis Brown Creative was founded in 2011 by Anna Davis, and has now seen over 30 of its alumni gain major publishing deals.

In 2008, we joined forces in a co-agency venture with one of the biggest agencies in US, ICM, to represent their authors worldwide excluding America.

In March 2013 Curtis Brown completed full ownership of literary agency C+W Agency (previously Conville and Walsh).

The company is led by joint CEOs Jonny Geller and Ben Hall under the chairmanship of Jonathan Lloyd. Nick Marston (Chairman, Media) Sarah Spear (Managing Director, Talent) and Jacquie Drewe (Chair, Presenters) comprise the main board. Over 100 members of staff operate from our offices on Haymarket in central London. 

The Original Talent Ltd board consists of CEOs Jonny Geller and Ben Hall, alongside Nick Marston, Sarah Spear and Finance Director Simon Flamank.


Creative Writing School
  • We have our own creative writing school for new writers. More ››

C+W Agency

  • Founded in 2000 as Conville & Walsh, C+W are a leading international literary agency based in the UK, who represent an eclectic range of best-selling and award-winning authors, including novelists, scientists, historians, travel writers, biographers and children’s authors. Visit the website ››

ICM Partners

  • ICM Partners is a leading talent and literary agency ​based in New York and Los Angeles. Curtis Brown sells translation rights for ICM clients and acts as their co-agents in the UK.

Christopher Little Literary Agency LLP

  • Curtis Brown are responsible for administering the related contracts and selling translations rights for the clients of Christopher Little. Visit the website ››