Elaine Steel is an agent representing writers and directors in film, television, radio and stage as well as book writers.
She practised as a solicitor for many years and was also General Secretary of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain. She produced the television drama serial Signs & Wonders for BBC starring James Earl Jones and Prunella Scales
As an agent she works with all the main broadcasters and film companies as well as the major independent production companies negotiating contracts on behalf of her clients. Her clients include: Gwyneth Hughes (Vanity Fair; The Girl); Estate of Troy Kennedy Martin (The Italian Job; Edge of Darkness); Penny Woolcock (Ackley Bridge; Tina Goes Shopping)
She was a founding member of Women in Film & Television and a founding board member of The Script Factory. She is a member of BAFTA; the Personal Managers Association; the Association of Authors’ Agents and was Chair of the Board of Trustees of New Writing South 2010-13