Georgina Capel, Director – Literary, Film, Television & Radio
Georgina Capel joined William Heinemann’s rights department in 1983 before moving to Secker and Warburg as Rights Director. After five years at Secker she went on to Jonathan Cape as Rights Director and deputy Managing Director before becoming Group Rights Director of Random House. She works with top international authors and has been negotiating global deals for the past twenty years. She is married to the publisher Anthony Cheetham.
Rachel Conway, Director – Literary, Television & Radio
Rachel studied Comparative Literature at King’s College London and, after gaining experience at various publishers and literary agencies, joined Georgina Capel in 2010. Rachel is expanding her own list of authors and is looking for exciting new non-fiction and fiction projects, including those for children. She represents clients for their television and radio work, as well as their public appearances.
Romily Withington – Literary & Foreign Rights
Having worked as Rights Manager at the Christopher Little Literary Agency for 4 years, looking after authors including J K Rowling, Romily joined Georgina Capel Associates in 2010. Working with Georgina, she handles translation rights in all territories, contracts, permissions and journalism for the literary clients. Romily has a BA degree in Spanish and Italian, and an MA in English.
Simon Shaps – Film, Television & Radio (consultant) Simon Shaps is the former CEO of ITV’s global production business, and from 2005 to 2008 was ITV’s Director of Television, with responsibility for commissioning and scheduling across ITV1 as well as ITV’s digital channels. After leaving ITV, Simon was appointed chairman of four media companies – Mercury Media, A Brand Apart , Back2Back and Ignite – and advised a number of other businesses. He is the former chairman of the Royal Television Society, the Cultural Diversity Network and the National Film and Television School. In February 2013, Simon was appointed Managing Director of International Content and Production, CORE Media Group, a role he remained in until the merger of Core with Endemol and Shine at the end of 2014. Simon now has his own company, Simon Shaps LTD, and also works in a consultancy role for a number of media clients. firstname.lastname@example.org
Philippa Brewster – Literary
As Editor at publishers including Routledge, Jonathan Cape and HarperCollins, Philippa has worked closely with such authors as Jeanette Winterson, Ruth Rendell, Helen Simpson, Alex Cox, Diana Souhami and John Tusa.