APA has promoted motion picture literary agents Debbie Deuble Hill and Sheryl Petersen to senior vp, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.
The pair’s clients — who include Blade Runner screenwriter Hampton Fancher, music video helmer Dave Meyers, fantasy author Brandon Sanderson, The Alienist author Caleb Carr, gemologist-turned-screenwriter Adam Bloom (Polly/Anna), screenwriters Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman (Harry’s All-Night Hamburgers) and Halloween horror maestro John Carpenter — are authors, directors and scribes whose projects span film and television, including both live-action and animation.
“Debbie and Sheryl are two of the most talented, resourceful and passionate agents I’ve ever had the good fortune to work with,” APA partner and executive vp David Saunders said Friday in a statement. “Their dedication to mentorship and empowerment is an inspiration to all of us, and their efforts on behalf of our clients and colleagues is nothing less than exceptional. I’m thrilled to be honoring their extraordinary work with these well-deserved promotions.”
Hill and Petersen lead the agency’s women’s empowerment initiative WE APA, which, in addition to fostering one-on-one mentorships, facilitates philanthropic work in Los Angeles with organizations including Baby2Baby, the L.A. Regional Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity and the Department of Public Social Services. Both women also are members of APA’s Diversity & Inclusion Task Force.