Zadoc Angell

Instructor Biography:

Television literary manager at Echo Lake Management and former literary agent at Paradigm Agency, who has represented writers on Justified, Shameless, Law & Order: SVU, Grimm, and Community. Mr. Angell sold the NBC series The Event and currently represents writers on Empire, American Dad, The Last Ship, and House of Lies, among many other shows.

Mary-Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin (Season 4) – Photo: Courtesy of Showtime Networks

Instructor Statement:

In the early ’90s I wrote my first spec scripts of the David E. Kelley CBS series, Picket Fences, and discovered that David Kelley was a far more talented writer than I could ever be! Ultimately, my love of writers, their process, and of television led me to a fulfilling career as a writers’ representative. As an agent and now as a manager, I have helped scores of writers hone their ideas, develop their material, prepare for network pitch meetings, and break into the business with that all important first staff writer job. My own full time work is advising writers on how to navigate the TV business. Teaching at UCLA Extension gives me the opportunity to bring what I do as a manager to you, the next generation of David E. Kelleys and beyond.

Our Students Say it Best!

“We asked lots of questions and Zadoc either knew the answers or gave us his educated opinion. It was a comfortable class where students could bring up any issue or concern related to their script or career and Zadoc would listen and care that everyone got their questions answered. Zadoc has a unique and intelligent perspective on the TV writing business. I learned tremendously from his insights.”
—Writers’ Program student

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