Abrams Artists Agency has promoted Manal Hammad to Agent in the newly formed Literary Division in the Los Angeles office, and David Doerrer to Agent and Director of Foreign Rights in the Book Division in New York. The promotions follow the recent restructuring and realignment of the company’s senior leadership to better streamline operations between the L.A. and New York offices.
“I am thrilled that the next generation of agents such as Manal Hammad and David Doerrer continue to thrive within Abrams Artists Agency,” President Harry Abrams said. “Bringing our clients’ work to audiences globally is something that we pride ourselves on and we are honored to continue that great work.”
Hammad moved up the ranks after joining Abrams Artists earlier this year. She recently brokered Universal Cable Prods’ acquisition of Molly Nussbaum’s upcoming Manifest. Doerrer worked at Sterling Lord Literistic and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt before joining Abrams Artists in 2010. He has worked on over 40 books within the Division, and recently sold Lauren Watt’s Gizelle’s Bucket List: A Love Story Between A Girl And Her Do to Simon & Schuster for U.S. publication. The book has been sold in a dozen countries thus far, and its film rights have also been optioned.
In addition to their television, film, theater, commercial (voiceover and on-camera), literary and book divisions, 40-year-old Abrams has expanded to include an alternative programming division and has added branding and licensing.