EXCLUSIVE: Chris George is joining the book department of The Gotham Group. He had been an exec at AMSEF/Kalitech where he worked closely with Tom Clancy, overseeing development of the the late author’s last four bestsellers, Dead Or Alive, Against All Enemies, Locked On and Threat Vector, and his latest, Command Authority, which will be published December 3. He was also co-executive producer for the Relativity release Act Of Valor, which was presented by Tom Clancy, and set up with the author Tom Clancy’s Department Of Homeland Security at TNT in 2011. George also represents film and TV rights for Eye For An Eye author Ben Coes, whose next, Independence Day will be published June 3 by St. Martin’s Press. George also worked with French vidgame maker Ubisoft to hire writers and develop Clancy novelizations including Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, End War and H.A.W.X. George previously worked with Gotham founder Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and partners Lindsay Williams and Julie Kane-Ritsch at AMG, when he was story editor of APG, the film production division.
With the addition of George, longtime rep Michael Prevett will be leaving the company to join his former partners at Rain Management.
Of George, Goldsmith said “He has incredible taste in literary material and deep relationships in the publishing world. I’m confident that he will help grow our business, both in the renowned authors and intellectual property we represent.”