Ike Williams Literary Agent – This article about Literary Agent Ike Williams and Kneerim & Williams Literary is part of a series about literary agents and Finding a Book Agent. Publishing Agent John Taylor “Ike” Williams is an agent with Kneerim & Williams Literary. DO NOT QUERY THIS AGENT AT THIS TIME: Ike is not currently accepting unsolicited submissions. Book Agent Ike Williams was a member of the NEA Literary Panel, chair of the Boston Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, co-chair of the Fine Arts Work Center, and a director of the Boston Book Festival. He also places dramatic rights, such as the feature film Public Enemies, from Vendetta by Alston Purvis, and a History Channel series based on Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States, The Ice Bucket Challenge (Netflix) starring Casey Afflack, based on the life of Pete and Julie Frates, True American by Anand Giridharadas (Katherine Bigelow), Captain Phillips based on the book A Captain’s Duty by Captain Richard Phillips and Stephen Talty, Death and the Civil War (American Experience) based on Drew Gilpin Faust’s This Republic of Suffering, a three part series based on E.O. Wilson’s The Social Conquest of Earth and a recent American Experience on the West Virginia mine wars based on the book by James Green, and The Devil is Here in These Here Hills.
Ike Williams Literary Agent is a founder of Kneerim & Williams. As a lawyer, Literary Agent Ike Williams specializes in intellectual property and First Amendment litigation, particularly in publishing, film, television, and new media, and is co-author of the widely used Perle & Williams on Publishing Law. Book Agent Ike Williams is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and the Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyers for entertainment, First Amendment, and media law; Fortune Magazine’s Top-Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law (2010-2018); and was selected as a “2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law” by American Lawyer Media in The Best Lawyers in America and the Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyers for entertainment, First Amendment, and media law. He’s the recipient of the American Jewish Committee’s 2005 Judge Learned Hand Award and Middlesex School’s 2011 Henry Cabot Lodge Award for public service.
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