The Sharland Literary Agency

THE SHARLAND LITERARY AGENCY specialises in film, TV, stage, and radio rights throughout the world and works in conjunction with overseas agents. The agency was founded in 1988.

Ada Vaughan

Ada Vaughan

Ada Vaughan

ADA VAUGHAN, a passionate advocate of women filmmakers, established her own company, SableFilms International, in 2007 and currently works providing Oscars and awards advisory with All Lights Film Services (a subsidiary of Aries Group Global) helping exceptional talent with high level awards PR and marketing; and this year launched SableFilms Select (SFS) offering awards advisory to outstanding indie filmmakers. Ada’s journey into filmmaking began with a BA at the University of Toronto Film Studies and Business Administration and since that time her award-winning works have been shown around the world. Ada was named as one of the Emerging20 Filmmakers at ReelWorld Film Festival and was one of the eight select director participants chosen for the Women in the Director’s Chair at Banff. Ada works as an Executive Producer on mid to high budget projects and with her company looks to produce films that utilise advanced technologies to enhance theatrical experiences, working with the likes of Keith Collea (Titanic) and Demetri Portelli (Hugo). Currently Ada is in pre-production on her own feature film Suki 3D, headed by MHI Productions, 1066 Productions, 3D Film Arts and Perfect Circle. She continues to represent, co-produce and EP quality projects, in advanced technology, with Aries Group Global of Dubai, Yellow Mountain Studio and He Shan Media of China.

Jane Frisby

Jane FrisbyJANE FISBY is a highly experienced casting director who first began in the industry in 1983, working with the likes of Liz Cassidy, Peter Crouch and Hubbard Casting. Jane set out on her own in 1986, initially working on TV commercials (her first ever casting was for Bank’s Beer directed by the late, great Mel Smith). Moving into feature films, including Hear my Song, and Shopping, Jane discovered the likes of Jude Law and has worked with names ranging from Sean Bean to Andrew Lincoln. With a particular focus on discovering new young actors, Jane regularly works with the National School of Film and Television.  Her first love is the theatre and she attends two or three shows every week. Jane is hoping to unearth the next superstars at the SATISFIED EYE International Film Festival.

Martin Kiszko

Dr Martin KiszkoDr MARTIN KISZKO BA DLitt. PGCert.Radio, Film and Television has 220 film/TV credits and has released nine albums with Europe’s best orchestras. Award winning scores include BBC’s Realms of the Russian Bear, Dreamworks commissioned by BBC and Steven Spielberg, and a BASCA Composer of the Year Award. He composed and conducted for the BAFTA-nominated movie The Killing of John Lennon and has received an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Bristol. Martin was co-founder of Bristol University’s MA in the Composition of Music for Film and Television and still teaches on the course as well as at universities and events around the world. Martin is a passionate environmental campaigner and wrote and performs the one man show Green Poems for a Blue Planet with images by Aardman Animation’s Nick Park.

Jay Syed

Jay SyedJAY SYED is a hugely experienced visual effects director and supervisor, as well as being a multi-award winning director.  His credits include such blockbusters as Interstellar, Thor: The Dark World, Dredd, Jupiter Ascending, Total Recall and Clash of the Titans.