What WE DO
We're consultants who manage & report on the literary world for film & television companies.

So many successful films and television shows have come from books, from the film franchises HARRY POTTER and THE BOURNE IDENTITY, to hit TV series like OUTLANDER, BIG LITTLE LIES, and ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. Even the classic Steven Spielberg movie JAWS was adapted from a book.

But how do producers and studios find this material, which is often optioned prior to publication? And how do they secure the rights to adapt it? That's where we come in.

We are here to help your company identify the best material for your ambitions and talent relationships, and to bring you into the larger conversation with agents and rights holders.

Get in touch and let us know how we can help.
Meet Our Team
Connect to authors,
agents and editors
With over ten years of experience, offices in the US and Europe, and clients all over the world,
we are one of the only scouting firms with true global reach. 
Claire Lundberg
Founder, London
Claire Lundberg founded CTL Scouting in Paris in 2011, after working for 10 years in New York film and theater. Current clients include: Working Title Films (BABY DRIVER, BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY), A24 Studios (LADYBIRD, MOONLIGHT, MIDSOMMAR), Sony Pictures Television (BREAKING BAD, THE GOOD DOCTOR), HBO Drama Series (GAME OF THRONES, SUCCESSION) and several other US and international film and television companies. Previously, Claire worked as a development executive for Scott Rudin, and ran MGM’s New York literary office. She began her career in theater, as a director and producer. She holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama, and a BA in English from Yale College.
Senior Scout, London
Simon joined the company in 2018, working first in Paris and now in London. Before this, he was a bookseller at Waterstones and interned at Puffin Books, PFD, and the TLS. He holds a degree in English Literature and French from the University of St Andrews and is currently completing a part-time MA in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths. He is senior scout for the UK and international markets.
Scout, London
Alice joined the London office at the start of 2022 to scout the UK and international markets. She previously worked at Maria B Campbell Associates as a junior scout and Curtis Brown UK in foreign rights. She has a first class degree in Modern Languages (French and German) from the University of Oxford.
Nadja Shannon-Dabek
Assistant Scout, London
Nadja joined CTL Scouting in 2022, after completing an MA in Children's Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London. Previously, she worked as an elementary school teacher and as an intern with the Wexler Oral History Project at the Yiddish Book Center. She also holds a degree in English Literature and Religion from Wesleyan University. Now based in London, she helps with UK and international scouting as well as assisting Claire Lundberg.
With over ten years of experience, offices in the US and Europe, and clients all over the world,
we are one of the only scouting firms with true global reach. 
Partner, New York
Liz Gately runs our New York office, and also scouts for 14 international publishers, which she's been doing since 2010. She began her scouting career working for Barbara Tolley & Associates. Prior to scouting she worked as an assistant for book agent Kathleen Anderson, for the Gersh Agency's New York office, and for director and producer Lee Daniels. She's from Rhode Island.
Scout, New York
Eve Gleichman began scouting adult fiction and non-fiction with Liz Gately Book Scouting in 2015, shortly after graduating from Brooklyn College's fiction MFA program. They're based in NYC and scout for both film clients and publishers around the world. Their own co-written debut novel, The Very Nice Box, published in July 2021.
Scout, New York
Born in Germany's Lower Rhine Region, Cathrin was trained as an editor of literary fiction in Berlin after receiving a Master's Degree in German and English Literature and Film/TV/Theatre Studies from the University of Cologne. After internships in literary scouting agencies, she began working with Liz Gately in 2011. She oversees the YA/Children's book department, covers the German language market, and also scouts fiction for both foreign publishers and film clients.
Scout, New York
Prior to joining CTL, Celeste Crawford worked as a film/TV book scout for the production and management company Sugar23. She began her career in literary acquisitions at Apple TV+. She is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and is based in Brooklyn.
With over ten years of experience, offices in the US and Europe, and clients all over the world,
we are one of the only scouting firms with true global reach. 
Partner, Los Angeles
Robby O'Connor runs our Los Angeles office. He began his scouting career at Paramount Pictures’ New York Literary Affairs Office and then moved into development at Dimension Films. Prior to scouting he worked in the Film Rights department at Curtis Brown. He's a native New Yorker who swears he'll never go back.
SENIOR Scout, SEATTLE/Los Angeles
Monalice Choi joined CTL Scouting in 2018, and is currently a Senior Scout based in Seattle, Washington. She works closely with the Los Angeles office, and specializes in scouting graphic novels and comics. She graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in English and Communications.
Scout, Los Angeles
Meghan Waitzer joined CTL Scouting in 2022 and is a Scout in the LA office. She formerly worked at Tomorrow Studios, an independent TV studio known for producing SNOWPIERCER, PHYSICAL, and LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, where she was a Manager of Development and worked to acquire and develop IP. She graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in Film Studies & Economics and is originally from Toronto, Canada.
ASSISTANT Scout, Los Angeles
Pippa Spindel joined CTL Scouting / ROC Literary in 2021 as the assistant for the LA Office. She previously interned for Tomorrow Studios (where she read up a storm) after graduating from UCLA with a degree in Cognitive Science (where she famously didn’t do a single reading). Her favorite genres are memoir and personal essay.
ASSISTANT Scout, Los Angeles
Sofia Rios-Dominguez joined CTL Scouting’s LA office in 2021 after graduating from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts with a degree in Cinema and Media Studies. She previously worked as a development intern at Captivate Entertainment and as a freelance reader for Amazon Studios. When not working, Sofia can be found at either Skylight Books or the nearest AMC, getting her money’s worth out of her A-List membership (she also may or may not have Nicole Kidman’s pre-show spiel memorized). Her favorite genres are horror and literary fiction.
With over ten years of experience, offices in the US and Europe, and clients all over the world,
we are one of the only scouting firms with true global reach. 
Scout, Special Projects, Dublin
Emily Featherman graduated from NYU with a BFA in Acting and is pursuing an M.Phil in Theatre at Trinity College Dublin. She worked as a bookseller and buyer at a large independent bookstore in New York, and was first introduced to the literary scouting world with an internship at Penguin Random House Film Studio and Jean Doumanian Productions. She went on to be a Junior Foreign Scout at Linda Clark & Associates before starting at CTL in July 2021.
Scout, France/Italy/Spain & Latin America, Barcelona
After graduating in London at City University in Publishing, Emma Piazza began her career as a literary scout in 2014, working for Cristina De Stefano for a few years. She joined CTL in 2019, scouting the Italian, Spanish and French markets. Alongside her scouting job, she works as a ghostwriter for some major Italian publishers, and she published her own novel in 2018 with Rizzoli, translated into 3 languages.
Scout, Scandinavia & US books, Copenhagen
Hunter Simpson is from Chapel Hill, North Carolina and now lives in Copenhagen. He studied English Literature at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, and has over ten years experience as a book scout, first at Barbara Tolley and Associates and then at Liz Gately Book Scouting. At CTL he reads English language fiction and nonfiction and also covers Scandinavian markets. Additionally, he has managed an English-language bookshop in Rome and works as a literary translator of Danish to English. His translation of Stine Pilgaard's The Land of Short Sentences was awarded the Leif and Inger Sjöberg Prize by the American-Scandinavian Foundation.