The Rights Professional Award

Criteria: Individuals who have achieved demonstrable success in selling rights and licenses:  good negotiators; commercially aware; possessing excellent knowledge of copyright and contracts, and maximising the growing rights opportunities to ensure maximum profit for all products. The judges will be looking for breadth of platforms, territories, languages, or media, and will welcome examples of the ability to extract maximum value from international markets.

Who is eligible: Anyone working in any aspect of rights or licensing, based outside the UK; literary agents who have made a significant impact on the promotion, sale and translation of non-English-speaking authors, thus maximising their authors’ interests in the long and short term, and agents based in the UK, who work only with non-English-speaking authors.

Entry deadline: 17 December 2020.