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AGENCY & MANAGEMENT NEWS: The Harry Walker Agency Lands Bono For Exclusive International Lecture Representation & New Agent, Fleurette Vincent, Joins Monterey Peninsula Artists

NEW YORK, NY (CelebrityAccess News Service) – Don Walker, President of The Harry Walker Agency, announced the exclusive representation of U2's Bono. Bono will speak about Africa, and the need for concerted high level action on Third World Debt, AIDS, and Trade. Recently, his campaigning work has seen him address audiences as diverse as the UN, the World Association of Newspaper Editors, Harvard University, World Economic Forum, and the TASO AIDS Clinic in Uganda.

The band, U2, has won dozens of international music awards and sold 110 million albums worldwide.

"A leader we should follow into the new millennium."
-Bill Clinton (Musicares, 2003)

"You have made people listen. You have made people care, and you have taught us whether we are poor or prosperous, we have only one world to share. You have taught young people that they do have the power to change this world."
-Kofi Annan (paying tribute to Bono, November 1999)

“Here’s what I know about him: first, he’s a good musician; secondly, he’s willing to use his position in a responsible way. He is willing to lead, to achieve what his heart tells him, that is that nobody – nobody – should be living in poverty and hopelessness in the world.”
-President Bush (at the launch of the Millennium Challenge Account, March 2002)

“Bono represents a constituency that needs to be catered to.”
-George Soros (in conversation with John Authers, March 2002)

“I mean this guy is a genius and not just a music genius.”
-Bill Gates (New York Times, July 13, 2003)

"I thought he was just some pop star who wanted to use me… He’s a serious person. He cares deeply about these issues, and you know what? He knows a lot about them."
-Paul O'Neill, US Secretary of the Treasury Jan 2001-Dec 2002 (Time Magazine, April 2003)
–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

New Agent, Fleurette Vincent, Joins Monterey Peninsula Artists

(CelebrityAccess News Service) – Monterey Peninsula Artists welcomes Fleurette Vincent as an Agent in their New York office. Fleurette previously worked with Stephanie Mahler at the William Morris Agency, and now re-teams with Stephanie at MPA ~ New York.

Monterey's New York office handles such Artists as Twista, Carl Thomas, Kem, Jazzyfatnastees, Calvin Richardson and Petey Pablo, among others. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

Fleurette Vincent contact info:

Direct Phone: 212-653-9500 ext. 18
Fax: 212-653-9515

InkWell Management– A Merger Of Three Literary Agencies

(CelebrityAccess News Service) — Three prominent New York based independent literary agencies — Arthur Pine Associates, Witherspoon Associates and Carlisle & Company — representing 65 years of experience, dozens of New York Times Bestsellers, as well as recipients of every major book award, have formed a new literary management company, InkWell Management.

InkWell Management will have a strong international focus for its diverse, best-selling client base and will be active in publishing, intellectual property licensing, brand-building and lectures. The new agency represents some of the world's most successful writers, including best-selling and prize-winning authors Rebecca Wells, Susan Orlean, Simon Schama, Robert Harris, Andrew Weil, Sophie Kinsella, Arianna Huffington, Dava Sobel, Wayne Dyer, Colleen McCullough, Antonio Damasio, James Gleick, Gary Kinder, Susan Cheever, Rian Malan, David M. Kennedy, Christopher Reich, David Starkey, Peter Pringle, Bonnie Fuller, Dore Gold, James W. Hall, Jack Rakove, Martin E.P. Seligman, Peter Blauner, Sandra Blakeslee, Katherine Dunn, John Ridley, Joseph Telushkin, Rodney Yee, Steven Gaines, James Siegel, George Anders, Janine di Giovanni, Kate Atkinson, Lauren Slater, Jarislav Pelikan, Robert Olen Butler, Richard Brookhiser, Anthony Bourdain, Michael Collins, Neil Jordan, Tom Perrotta, Jay Winik, Julie Orringer, Jennifer Chiaverini, Richard Marcinko, and Mary Willis Walker.

"Today, authors work in an industry that has been challenged by consolidation," said Richard Pine, president of Arthur Pine Associates, who began agenting in his teens and represents the country's number one non-fiction title, The South Beach Diet, written by Arthur Agatston, M.D. "As a consequence, publishers expect writers and their agents to supply skill sets that go far beyond the creation of the text. At InkWell, we intend to level the playing field. With us, new writers will swiftly emerge, while experienced clients will benefit from the pooling of our talent and dedication to building best-selling careers."

"Our strength lies in the well of talent we represent," said Michael V. Carlisle, a former board member of the Association of Authors' Representatives. "And although each of us brings an exceptional backlist and personal history, what is most exciting is what we can achieve together as a team."

"InkWell will be an agency with first-rate collective resources, including alliances with premiere editorial affiliates, and marketing and legal teams," said Kim Witherspoon. "We will ensure that our clients' ideas and projects are presented to the world in the most dynamic and original ways." –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen