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Relaunched and rebranded in 2020, Viv Loves Film is a new kind of literary, production and business affairs agency based in Brighton, UK that operates globally.  We exclusively represent well over 100 authors, nearly 200 titles and publishers Myriad Editions and RedDoor Press.  We cover all classic film genres including action, comedy, drama, fantasy, horror, mystery, romance, and thrillers, in fiction and non-fiction.

 

“We are a boutique agency that does things a little differently, championing authors whilst promoting collaboration as together we lift stories from page to screen, stage and beyond.”

 

– Emma Topping (Owner & Collaborator)

DR AHRON BREGMAN

Dr Ahron (Ronnie) Bregman was born in 1958 in Israel, where he served in the army, reached the rank of captain and took part in the 1982 war in Lebanon. In the late 1980s, Dr Bregman left Israel in protest at the military’s violent suppression of the Palestinian uprising (the intifada) against the Israeli occupation and settled in the UK, where he completed a doctorate in War Studies. Currently Dr Bregman teaches at King’s College London and lives in Kingston-upon-Thames.

ANTONY J. STANTON

Antony was born in London in 1970. Even as a child he always dreamed of becoming a published author and started to write a book. But, having watched the film ‘Top Gun,’ he was swayed into a becoming a military pilot. After no more than a glancing-blow of a career in the British Royal Air Force he became a commercial pilot, and he remains thus to this day. Prompted by the death of his mother to early onset dementia and his experiences in the RAF, Antony returned to writing. Additional inspirations for his writing include a kidnapping incident in Kazakhstan, a shooting in Ghana and being struck by lightning.

BRIAN JACQUES

Brian Jacques (1939 – 2011) was born in Liverpool, and grew up in the docklands community of Kirkdale. His first book was the international bestselling REDWALL (with 21 other titles in the series), translated into 30 languages, sold in excess of 35 million copies and the book series recently optioned by NETFLIX with a feature and series already in development. Jacques also received widespread plaudits for his maritime adventure CASTAWAYS OF THE FLYING DUTHCMAN book trilogy, his URSO BRUNOV book series and his anthologies of short stories for young readers that appeal to fans of all ages: THE RIBBAJACK & OTHER CURIOUS YARNS and SEVEN STRANGE AND GHOSTLY TALES.

DAVID BUCKLEY

Born in 1965 in Liverpool, David Buckley completed a Ph.D. at Liverpool University’s Institute of Popular Music in 1994. After spending half his life in Munich as a lecturer at Munich University and as a tutor-counsellor at the Open University, David returned to the UK in 2019. He is a Dad, a Liverpool FC supporter, a Bowie Boy, a Whovian and a Socialist. In addition to being a bestselling author, David has been contributed to many prestigious music industry publications, including MOJO MAGAZINE for over 20 years as a reviewer and writer, including features on Bowie, Genesis, Elton John, the Human League, Ultravox, Florence and the Machine, and Goldfrapp.

HANNAH BERRY

Hannah Berry is an award-winning graphic novelist, comics creator, writer, illustrator, editorial gun-for-hire and UK Comics Laureate 2019-21. In 2018 she was inducted as a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature to become ‘Hannah Berry FRSL’. Hannah’s third graphic novel, LIVESTOCK, was nominated in the Best Graphic Novel and Best Writer categories at the 2017 Broken Frontier Awards, winning the Best Writer Award. Hannah currently does a monthly cartoon strip for PROSPECT and formerly did a weekly cartoon for the NEW STATESMAN. She has contributed to several comics publications and projects internationally and is a regular guest of art, literature and comics festivals in the UK and around the world, whilst her artwork has been exhibited in solo and collective exhibitions worldwide. Hannah is half Ecuadorian, lives in Brighton, and is extremely partial to cashews; the Ferrari of the nut world

ED HILLYER (AKA ILYA)

Hawthornden Fellow Ed is a British writer, artist and editor. His books include the award-winning graphic novel series THE END OF THE CENTURY CLUB (Best Graphic Novel, the UK Comic Art Convention 1997) and THE CLAY DREAMING. Resident Cartoon Historian for NEW INTERNATIONALIST (11 episodes and counting). Read him in French, German, Italian, Turkish, Galician Spanish and even Japanese.

JILL MARHSHALL

In 1965, Jill Marshall was born in a Manchester suburb. Jill read History at Cambridge University, from where she entered a career in HR and Training & Development. Aged 34, as a single mum and T&D director in a multi-national telecoms company, she took another Masters’ Degree, this time in creative writing and embarked on a career as an author. At the same time, she moved daughter and dog to New Zealand. Jill’s middle-grade series about sensational girl spy, Jane Blonde, published by Macmillan Children’s Books UK, has sold hundreds of thousands of copies around the world, featured as a World Book Day title and reached the UK Times Top 10 for all fiction. When she’s not writing books, Jill works as an organisational communications consultant and is a proud mum and nana. She divides her time between the UK and New Zealand.

MYRIAD EDITIONS

Myriad Editions is an independent publisher based in Brighton and has since 2005 developed a distinctive style of publishing original fiction, graphic novels and feminist nonfiction. Among Myriad Editions’ authors are winners of the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award. Myriad Editions organises two work-in-progress competitions, one for fiction (First Drafts) and the other for graphic novels (First Graphic Novel Competition). Both have a track record of uncovering and launching authors who progress to achieve creative and commercial success. In 2017 Myriad Editions merged with New Internationalist as part of a joint plan to reach wider audiences and publish books that push boundaries and embrace diversity. Myriad Editions strives to make the personal political and the local international with books that speak to and of global and urgent shared concerns.

STE SHARP

Ste Sharp was born in the hottest summer on record and would still be a Scientist if it weren’t for an odd dream whilst camping in the Australian outback, which set him on a writing path. His novels follow ordinary people on extra-ordinary journeys as they venture beyond the boundaries of regular life to distant worlds and forgotten pasts. Ste lives in Suffolk with his wife, two sons and a deer-infested allotment.

STEPHAN COLLINA

Stephan was born in a mundane Welsh suburb in 1959. He operated worldwide for over twenty years as a business leader in computer and Internet software, dealing with many large industries including the US intelligence services. As well as his writing, Stephan advises on the application and ethics of Artificial Intelligence. He holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of Kent, is a Fellow of the RSA, a RYA Yacht-master and a yoga and meditation teacher. He lives in southern England.