Anonymous Content Appoints a Literary Affairs Director (Exclusive)

Kevin Cotter will be in charge of identifying books and other IP for the company to develop and produce.

Anonymous Content has hired Kevin Cotter as director of literary affairs, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

The literary scout will oversee the research and identification of books, articles and other intellectual property for the company to develop and produce. He most recently spent about a year as a creative executive and book scout for the publishing consultancy Floren Shieh Productions, where he advised clients including Harpo Films, The Mark Gordon Company, Disruption Entertainment, Universal Cable Productions and Imperative Entertainment, and he briefly worked at Scott Rudin Productions before that. Cotter began his career at literary agency Fletcher & Company, where he assisted with clients including Tony Mendez (Argo), Gretchen Rubin (The Happiness Project) and Eric Ries (The Lead Startup).

"Kevin is a tremendous addition to our rapidly growing New York team," Anonymous Content managing partner Steve Golin said in a statement. "He is a quick-rising star in the industry, having demonstrated powerful intuition in identifying material that successfully translates to film and TV mediums."

Said Cotter in a statement, "Anonymous Content is one of the most competitive and creative forces when it comes to translating literary materials into moving images for the screen. I’m honored to join an organization that has built such a renowned legacy in entertainment and is the driver steering so many award-winning films and TV series."

Both of Anonymous Content’s films in this year’s Oscar Best Picture race have literary origins: The Revenant is based in part on the 2002 novel by Michael Punke, and Spotlight tells the story of The Boston Globe investigative team whose reporting exposed the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse cover-up.

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