RWSG Literary Agency

A boutique literary agency based in Los Angeles—representing exceptional writers of books, film and television. In addition to representing the dramatic rights to books, RWSG maintains a top tier roster of film and television writers.

Combining impeccable taste, international relationships and a highly selective approach, RWSG identifies and represents only the finest writers from every genre, including fiction, non-fiction, biography, children’s stories, short stories, comics, graphic novels, web comics and more.

RWSG clients are among the world’s most unique and lauded storytellers. Our writers are recipients of numerous awards including: The Nobel Prize in Literature; The National Book Award; The Pulitzer Prize; The MacArthur Genius Grant; The Newbery Award; The Writers Guild Award; and The Academy and Emmy Awards.

Sylvie Rabineau co-founded Rabineau Wachter in 2000 (which evolved to become The RWSG Literary Agency). Prior to RWSG, Sylvie was an agent at Sanford Gross and Associates, and began her agency career with International Creative Management. She holds a law degree from the University of Southern California.

Liza Wachter co-founded Rabineau Wachter in 2000. Prior to RWSG, Liza was an editor at Birch Lane Press. Liza also worked as an attorney at the New York firm of Shearman and Sterling. Currently, she serves on the board of The Paris Review.

Geoffrey Sanford came to Rabineau Wachter in 2003 after 20 years of running his own agency, where he served screenwriters and directors. Prior to that, Geoffrey was a vice president at Warner Bros.; head of the literary department at Creative Media Agency; and an agent at The Ziegler-Ross Agency. Geoffrey also worked for Otto Preminger and Columbia Pictures.

Jill Holwager Gillett joined RWSG in 2010 as a television literary and packaging agent. Before joining the agency, Jill worked with International Creative Management for 13 years as a television packaging and literary agent, representing writers and directors. Jill began her career at UTA, where she worked for four years.