"The Cowboy" Freiberg has been a literary agent with over 30
years in the business. Although he lives in Los Angeles, he represents
writers and authors in both Hollywood and New York. He has sold projects
to all the major studios, production companies and publishing houses.
Mr. Freiberg recently joined ACME TALENT & LITERARY
AGENCY in Los Angeles after being partner in the Artists Agency for close
to 20 years.
Mr. Freiberg represents such authors as Homer Hickam whose
book Rocket Boys
became the movie October Sky
David Fisher, whose nonfiction novel Patient Number One
with San Francisco bay area resident Rick Murdock) was optioned by Alcon
Entertainment (The Affair Of The Necklace
with Hilary Swank)
for producer Rudy Langlais (The Hurricane
with Denzel Washington).
Mr. Freiberg recently sold David Fisher's The War Magician
1983 book based on a true World War II story, was optioned by Paramount
Pictures to star Tom Cruise.
Along with Frank Weimann of the Literary Group in New York,
Freiberg represents author James Bradley and his historical epic Flags
Of Our Fathers
, published last year, for which the feature film rights
were optioned by DreamWorks; Terry Bradshaw's upcoming autobiography,
which he is writing with David Fisher; Mike Kersjes d Joe Laden's upcoming
nonfiction book Einstein's Children
; author Bill Bonanno (Bound
By Honor: A Mafioso's Story
); Britney Spears' autobiography, Heart
, which she wrote with her mother; and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
and Michael Hurd's upcoming nonfiction book tentatively titled Wars
He Fought; Lessons In Heroism From A Childhood Friend
, about the
World War II experiences of Leonard "Smitty" Smith, who belonged
to the 761st Tank Battalion, the first all-black combat unit to see action
during the war, and faced a battlefield of race hatred.
Feature film-wise, Mr. Freiberg represents veteran screenwriter
Budd Shulberg (On the Waterfront
with Marlon Brandon), who with
sportswriter/boxing historian Bert Randolph Sugar and director Spike Lee
is writing a film about boxing legend Joe Louis.
Recently, Mr. Freiberg sold Hard Look
crime-thriller spec script by bartender-turned first time screenwriter
Christopher Dean Johnston.
He also represents screenwriter-producer David Chrisholm,
who is writing a script for Casey Silver's Gone Fishin' Prods. And Universal
Pictures about the life of former Corcoran State Prison guard Richard
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