Suzanne Herz, the Doubleday senior veep who has worked closely with that imprint’s signature authors John Grisham and Dan Brown, has been upped to EVP and Executive Director of Publishing. She continues to report to Anthony Chirico, President of Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Here’s the just-released internal memo from Chirico:
It gives me great pleasure to announce that Suzanne Herz, Senior Vice President, Publishing, Doubleday, is being named Executive Vice President, Executive Director of Publishing, Doubleday. The appointment takes effect immediately, and she will continue to report to me.
Suzanne has been a driving force behind some of our most successful publishing campaigns. Her work with Dan Brown and John Grisham has helped those authors to become global brands and enjoy successive multimillion-copy #1 bestsellers.
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It is decision time for director Tony Scott. Tracking board missives made the rounds today that Scott might direct an adaptation of the John Grisham novel The Associate for Paramount, which has a script by William Monahan and a longstanding attachment by Shia LaBeouf. The story was picked up tonight by the LA Times. This has been something Scott has been mulling for weeks, but nobody would confirm because Scott has others he has to decide between for his next slot. Top of that list is Potzdamer Platz, the drama financed through True Romance producer Sammy Hadida, and the Fox 2000 drama Hell’s Angels. The latter project has a script coming in imminently by Scott Frank, with Mickey Rourke and La Beouf as Scott’s choices to play the two lead roles. Read More »
William Monahan, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Departed, has signed with management firm Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar. Sugar joins WME’s Chris Donnelly and attorney David Fox on Monahan’s rep team. Monahan is in post-production on London Boulevard, making his directing debut … Read More »