Mickey Freiberg Senior Vice President of Literary
Representing writers, actors, directors, & producers
Freiberg was formerly the President of several literary divisions within the entertainment industry; specifically Acme Talent & Literary and, for nearly two decades, Partner at The Artists Agency.
Throughout his career, he has represented screenwriters, authors, producers and directors and has packaged high-profile properties for film, television, publishing and digital media. Most recently, he packaged the A&E Network primetime series Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force; with clients Gary Tarpinian, its Executive Producer, and Commander Lenny DePaul, the series’ star.
Freiberg, whose appointment is effective immediately, said, “The opportunity to join Grace Talent was appealing since it’s a very active, full-service talent agency that’s central to an ambitious new entertainment company. It offers my clients an infusion of a seasoned entertainment attorney; new and experienced agents as well as consultants and specialists in their field, understanding the business of today.”
Freiberg’s wide-ranging slate of clients includes Budd Schulberg, Academy Award-winning screenwriter of On The Waterfront; Homer Hickam, author of October Sky, which ranked #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List; Ron Powers, co-author of Flags of Our Fathers, the Dreamworks and Warner Bros. film directed by Clint Eastwood; David Fisher, author of the best-seller The War Magician and co-author of Patient Number One, in development at HBO; basketball legend and author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; and former New York Mayor Ed Koch. He represents Joe Pistone, the former FBI special agent who worked undercover as Donnie Brasco, The Bonanno Family and the late Bill Bonnano, authors of The Good Guys with Fisher; he also sold the underlying rights for the Oliver Stone film World Trade Center, released by Paramount Pictures in 2006.
Freiberg’s most recent projects include Lizzie Borden’s screenplay No Woman No Cry, which will be the first authorized film biography of late reggae artist and activist Bob Marley, to be produced by Rudy Langlais; Kevin Pappas’s autobiography Godfather of Night, a Spring 2009 Random House release; a feature version of the CBS television series The Equalizer with Mace Neufeld Productions, Tony Eldridge and Michael Sloan; a film version of Abdul-Jabbar’s book Brothers in Arms; in development with Alcon Entertainment, with Langlais producing and Denzel Washington directing from a script by John Sayles and David Chisholm.
One of Freiberg’s proudest projects was the David Permut film Youth in Revolt, based on the C.D. Payne novel and brought to Permut by Freiberg’s daughter Miranda when she was 18 years old.