Curate Management added IP and book manager. Becca Rodriguez is a member of its growing team. Varietyhe has learned.
Britton RIZIO, TV and film lit manager, founded the boutique management firm. The doors opened last year.This article focuses on television and film creators, with the goal of shaping the careers of creatives with distinct voices.
Rodriguez brings with herself a rich roster of literary clients to Curate, including Chantal M. Johnson, her debut novel “Post-Traumatic” was just longlisted for The Center for Fiction 2022 First Novel Prize; Pushcart Prize nominee Lucie Britsch; Amazon bestselling author Elyssa Friedland; author of “Cook Once Dinner Fix” Cassy Joy Garcia; author and editor-in-chief of Catapult Magazine Tajja Isen; debut author Oscar Hokeah; illustrator and author Margaret Kimball; author Ayşegül Savaş; Pinckley Prize winner Marcie Rendon; and Eben Kirskey, whose nonfiction book “The Mutant Project”Recently, was selected for the Baillie Gifford Prize.
“Becca has an impeccable eye for talent and is known in the publishing world as being a taste-driver,” said Curate’s founder, Rizzio, in a statement. “She is vested in her clients and her world view is exactly in line with the kind of company we’re building.”
Rodriguez commented: “I am tremendously excited to join Britton and Courtney and the team at Curate as a manager representing books and IP. We have a shared creator-focused ethos, global vision and proactive spirit and I look forward to creating synergies between departments that spark new and varied opportunities for our clients.”
Curate is one of few literary management companies that are owned by women in the industry. It was founded by Rizzio, and Courtney Conwell, a TV and film literary manager, is a partner.
Curate’s clients include “WandaVision” creator Jac Schaeffer, “Station Eleven” author Emily St. Mandel, Our Lady J (“Pose,” “Transparent”), Oren Uziel (“The Lost City,” “Escape Room 2,” “22 Jump Street”() “Jurassic World”Emily Carmichael is the scribe.
Rodriguez hails from The Gotham Group, where she was a book manger. Rodriguez began her career at Anonymous Content as an assistant. She then worked in the literary and media rights departments.