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literary management"Story Merchant" Dr. Ken Atchity has spent his lifetime helping writers get started with and improve their careers. For nearly twenty years as a professor of literature and teacher of creative writing at Occidental College and UCLA - then since 1995, through through Writer's Lifeline and as a literary manager with AEI Online Dr. Atchity has helped literally hundreds of writers find a market for their work by bringing their craft and technique to the level of their ambition and vision. More

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CHI-LI WONG
writers lifeline Chi-Li Wong, AEI Partner and President-Development and Production, Senior Consulting Editor for The Writer's Lifeline, Inc., came to Los Angeles in 1992 after serving as associate administrator of the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival.

She began as story editor and analyst at AEI, then, after specializing in treatments and acquisitions, served as co-producer with Ken Atchity of NBC's "Shadow of Obsession." (Starring Veronica Hamel and Jack Scalia).

She is presently Executive Producer of "Joe Somebody," a Fox 2000/New Regency-AEI picture starring Tim Allen, Julie Bowen, Jim Belushi; directed by John Pasquin ("The Santa Clause," "Home Improvement," etc.)

Producer of "Life, or Something Like It," a New Regency picture, starring Angelina Jolie and Ed Burns; directed by Stephen Herek ("101 Dalmatians," "The Three Musketeers," "Rock Star," "Mr. Holland's Opus," etc.) as well as:
"Eulogy for Joseph Way," Co-production with John Wells Entertainment (Warner Bros.)
"Favorite Son," Co-production with Donald DeLine (Columbia Pictures),
"The Kill Martin Club," Co-production with Ben Stiller's Red Hour Films (Warner Bros.).
"A Midnight Carol," Co-production with Pace Productions ("Mambo Kings," "The White Water Boys.") and,
Producing with partners Zide-Perry "Henry's List of Wrongs," Director Steve Herek; (New Line Pictures),
"Meg," (Disney Pictures; in turnaround), "Sign of the Watcher," (Propaganda Films), "180 Seconds at Willow Park," (New Line Cinema) and
"The Columbia Malignancy," with Jersey Films, (HBO; in turnaround).

She is coauthor with Ken of Writing Treatments That Sell (Owl Books, Writer's Digest Book Club, Quality Paperbacks), and her development practice is at the core and foundation of the services that Writer's Lifeline provides. Wong is a native New Yorker, who's also lived in Hawaii, Florida, and the Virgin Islands
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literary managementJames Michael Pratt “The Lost Valentine” New York Times Bestseller and Hallmark Hall of Fame movie starring Betty White. Set up Pratt’s career for repeated bestsellers.
literary managementJesse Ventura - We worked with him to find the "mythic substructure" of his life adventure culminating in being elected governor of Minnesota - and built the book, which became a New York Times bestseller, around the "Labors of Hercules."
literary managementSteve Alten - After a few months' work with Writer's Lifeline, he went from being broke to having a million dollar studio deal, and a two million dollar book deal to launch his career as a New York Times bestseller.
literary managementJohn Scott Shepherd - He wanted to write it as a screenplay, but we advised him to do the novel first--and it sold in manuscript for $1.6 million to New Line Cinema.