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Hilary Strong expands ILP role

New York- and London- based International Literary Properties (ILP) has expanded the role of its UK CEO Hilary Strong to cover Europe.

Hilary Strong

Strong will have responsibility for ILP’s UK and European acquisition programme, including global responsibility for TV and film exploitation of estates the company acquires.

ILP was launched in 2019 by UK-based production collective the Anthology Group to buy the rights to literary estates from those who have inherited them or from living authors.

The New York-headquartered business is led by literary veteran Scott Hoffman as global CEO and Ted Green as executive chairman.

Strong, the former CEO of Agatha Christie Ltd, works alongside Anthology Group founder Bob Benton in the UK and Europe, completing an executive team that brings many decades of experience in the management and exploitation of literary, TV, film, theatre and music rights.

Last year, ILP announced an eight-figure, multi-estate deal, brokered by Strong. This was followed by a first-look deal with BBC Studios, also brokered by Strong, allowing both BBC Studios Production and its portfolio of producers the opportunity to explore the IP owned and managed by ILP.

Hoffman said: “As International Literary Properties accelerates our pace of literary acquisitions, broadens our licensing programme and begins to see an increasingly large number of our properties perfectly positioned for film, television and stage, Hilary’s expanded role will be critical to achieving our strategic goal and expanding our mission to serve as trusted stewards of literary legacies.”

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