Document Reference NumberST/16/1/1
TitleCorrespondence between Sue Townsend and Janet Fillingham (Anthony Sheil Associates Ltd)
Description Janet Fillingham was Sue Townsend's theatre and film agent under the agency Anthony Sheil Associates Ltd.

Contains letters and post cards related to literary matters associated with the author's playscripts, radio scripts and screenplays. Subjects covered include: Janet Filligham's offer to represent the author (/1, and /3); the promotion of 'Womberang' to directors and producers looking to stage plays by new writers (/2, /6-8, /15 and /18); early interest in Nigel Mole material (/7, /9, /10, /12, /15, /183 and /185); speculative requests from various production companies and theatres looking to commission scripts and sketch material (/30, /48, /70, /87-88, /108, /152, /165); negotiations surrounding the performance rights for 'Bazaar and Rummage' (/21, /22, /35, /45 and /46); Granada Television's interest in televising 'The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole' (/28 - 29); the sale of foreign rights for 'The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole' (/56, /57, /61, /78); negotiations concerning the stage adaptation of 'The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole' (/67, /73, /75, /79, /80 - 81, /90 - 91, /109, /113, /117 - 118, /120, /124 and /126); an option taken out by the production company Dramatis Personae on the stage rights to 'Groping for Words' (/38, /49, /83); negotiations concerning trademarks and licences for Adrian Mole merchandise (/95 - 96, /110 - 111, /132, /143 - 145 and /155 - 156); an Emmy Nomination for the Thames Television production of 'The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole' (/128 - 129); and the Henson Organisation's project 'Creature Hours', for which Sue Townsend submitted 'Dragon Story' (/162, /164). Other works by Sue Townsend covered in the letters include: 'Clients', 'Dayroom', 'Captain Christmas and the Evil Adults', 'The Refuge', 'Let me Love You', 'Rebuilding Coventry' and 'Revolting Women'. Also includes a small number of letters received by Janet Fillingham from producers, commissioning editors and directors in relation to Sue Townsend's work (mostly photocopies), and 3 letters (/63-66) from Methuen related to the publication of 'The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole', presumably misfiled.
LevelFile
Date1979-1989
Extent193 items
OtherNumber996996
FormatDocument
AccessConditionsThe following letters have been closed under the terms of the Data Protection Act: /19, /21, /24, /26-28, /31, /34-35, /42, /45-46, /50-52, /58-60, /62, /67, /69, /73-76, /79-82, /90-92, /94, /98-101, /104-106, /110-120, /123-127, /132-135, /139-150, /153-154, /157-158, /161, /163, /168, /170.
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