EXCLUSIVE: Richie Kern, former Endeavor and WME intellectual property rights agent, has become an editor at Thomas Dunne Books, a division of St. Martin’s Press/Macmillan Publishers. Kern will be acquiring and developing novels and nonfiction books with an eye toward film and television development. He will work closely with Brendan Deneen, also an editor at Thomas Dunne, who launched Macmillan Films in 2010. Deneen worked in development and production for Scott Rudin and Harvey Weinstein. Macmillan Films has a number of feature film and television projects in development, including the supernatural thriller SEAL Team 666 at MGM, the fish-out-of-water soap New Money at Sony TV with Laurence Mark producing, the teen mystery thriller Prep School Confidential with Juno producer Dan Dubiecki’s The Allegiance Theater, and the supernatural horror/thriller Reviver at Legendary Pictures among others.
As an agent, Kern specialized in packaging underlying rights with WME’s roster of writers, directors and actors, and repped such authors as Harlan Coben, Melissa de la Cruz and Davy Rothbart.