Gilbert Literary and Film Agency Welcomes you, and thank you for visiting our Page!


“An International Reach Company”

A Division of Hawkspurr Productions

 Founded & Registered in New Zealand

Since 1990 


      “We Are Unconventional, That is Our Specialty!”   
      Our Family Motto: “Who Dares Wins!” 

Working in collaboration with a number of our own New Zealand Film Sectors Business Associates, the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australasia’s Fox Studios and various Hollywood based film production studios, and various Asian Pacific Entertainment industry Groups within the Chinese Film markets and Bollywood, India


 Thank you for visiting our page…

We are now entering the year 2022 (where have the last 2 years gone to so swiftly), and which is proving to be yet another busy and fruitful year ahead from judging by the many new developments we have planned and were scheduled to completion between 2014 and looking forward to the the year 2023 and beyond, destined for the Film industry Sectors.

Our Agency is continuing to experience a phenomenal influx of talented and interesting authors from all walks of life, every corner of the globe, and all manner of professions; and all of whom deserve to be noted and listed. We shall endeavor to place all our clients with suitable publishers – in an industry which has evolved into an enormously challenging and competitive market.  Despite the restructuring and mergers between our long-standing publishing houses, such as we’ve witnessed in 2012 when Penguin Random Group became established, we feel confident that all our clients shall indeed see a publication with genuine and traditional publishing firms over the ensuing years.

I would like to believe that we always aim to offer talented authors opportunities of a nature, which may otherwise have eluded them if there were to represent themselves in an industry where more than often still ‘unsolicited’ submissions are rejected.  In a competitive industry where both Agents and Publishers as well as the film sectors are becoming ever more overwhelmed with requests and submissions from not only first time published authors hoping to successfully pitch their projects to the Film sectors, is proving to become a huge challenge.

Undoubtedly, the literary industry in general continues to experience predictable revolutionary developments as to how books are being published in the immediate, and tomorrow’s future. There are more writers and aspiring innovative authors than ever before since the advent of and constantly developing technological advances of the Internet-capable sciences. New standards are being set and met, as a restructuring literary industry sectors, and their reviewed company policies [=are being applied in both the literary and film industries.  These new standards need to be met and acknowledged by simply embracing and adapting to them.  We need to learn and recognize these new innovative ways and how it is in the best interest of how the literary and other industries will continue to thrive, operate, and function, and what’s more, survive.

We are now able to manage our personal and corporate communications with optimum speed through the utilization of all manner of new applications and functionalities at will, which enables us to execute our marketing management prowess and strategies for our promotional campaigns on many corporate levels.   This, in order to meet the high standards of consumer demand.  We are now able to deliver our various industry related projects and products to the world with effective proficiency in the most evocative and thought-provoking strategies than ever before through the utilization of all forms of media accessibility, all thanks to the Internet and innovative digital technologies.

Ironically, the Internet which has brought people together in one sense was able to narrow and shrink boundaries between countries to an International degree and level, save, those few exceptions where some countries are still placing modified restrictions on how much reach into the West they allow their citizens to have access to.   But in time we are confident that this attitude will also change.  But on the other hand each man is also an island unto his own, despite the social networking concept, but he/she now has a ‘voice’ and transparency at will.   Every person with an agenda has the ability to advance themselves as they manipulate and continue to pump the technology with zest and eagerness. if solely for their own personal gain and clear advantage.  The ability to market and promote their Internet-prone ‘personas’ from afar, as they sit on their lonely desk chairs in front of their Computers why is it that we are becoming more isolated at the same time? Perhaps this is the downside of technological advancement in a world where each man and woman is trying to be productive in an effective and safe manner.

Ever which way you look at it we’re all in the same boat to some extent.    This presents pitfalls also for some or perhaps many more of us than we care to be aware of and we must all strive in earnest to stay alert to these modern-day dangers we are facing.   We need to make wise choices and decisions always when we work and communicate with our neighbors and social networking ‘friends’, online.

Over some decades the Agency has had the pleasure of reviewing and assessing several thousands of works, and many have proved to be of a high-quality standard of literature able to project a multitude of imaginations and expression of thought.  Over the years ahead I am sure we shall be adding more titles to our current listings published on our  pages, and hopefully catch up with much of the bulk of published authors to date that are still waiting to be assessed.   We are working on our current backlog of 2017 and 2018, and curbing new submissions to a minimum until 2021, at which time we will again be taking on new clients from 2022 onward.

It is always about windows of time, however, and I often find that even a 48-hour day (if one existed) would not adequately suffice to meet the volume we are continuing to receive from year to year.  But I have learned over time that completing those “Author pages” has proved their worth.  I hope that having created them for many of our published authors already has enabled me to perform some promotions on a rotating basis to all social networking sites, Publishers, and the Film sectors, as well as our global readership.   The results shown today are simply a reflection of the merit of my personal efforts to continue using the Author pages for promotions and marketing.

Marketing and Promotions

We offer representation for a wide range of quality literary works to Publishers with a global reach,  within New Zealand, Australia, United States, Europe and Great Britain, Asia, and various Eastern block countries, to serve our aspiring authors well by helping them in becoming successful published authors who may all continue to infuse some ‘new blood’ into the global publishing industry with their unique and special talents. “Just remember…It takes longer to write a book than it takes for it to be read.”  Similarly, it also takes around one and half hours of TV entertainment viewing to watch your favorite feature-length movies, so there is always room for new ideas, and that demand will always be there for as long as insatiable movie buffs exist. We believe there is always room for more writers with colorful and unique writing styles and techniques, who will be able to offer a wider choice and range of compelling and innovative ideas and stories to our global readership, as well as the film sector.  We endeavor to secure the right connections for every individual client with the appropriate sectors.

Our Available Services

We would like to offer our Services and make these available to all who believe they have creative talent with the quill, which they would like to share with us, and the world.  We charge no upfront fees for our comprehensive editorial services during the course of Representation to the literary sectors and we do not deal with Vanity-type Publishers either.   We specialize in all genres of literature in both Fiction and Non-Fiction categories. We provide a thorough assessment of all the material received, and the full gamut of genres we are interested in, come under the following categories: –

Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Crime, Literary Fiction, General Fiction, Women’s Popular Fiction, Gay and Lesbian, Sci-Fi Fantasy/Horror, Sci-Fi Adult/Fantasy/Thriller, and non-fiction i.e. Autobiography, Life Story, Biographical, bibliographical, Short Story Collections of around 65,000 words minimum and upwards, scientific, physics or political projects, religious, spiritual, supernatural, or the paranormal, and not least genuine theological themes, culinary, travel, social topics and photographic/coffee books categories for projects.


We prefer works that are well written and show good grammatical structure.  What you send into us must be, both structurally sound and error-free.  Do your homework and do perform a number of spell checks with a reputable program before you submit your projects to us.  It will save us all much time and effort.  We offer proofreading and line editing services and provide in-depth manuscript assessments covering areas such as characterizations, plot, settings, dialogue, and style with a focus on working with Authors who may be in some genuine need of some measure of external advice and suggestions to further enhance their work.

This objective analysis of both the strengths and weaknesses of manuscripts received (hopefully less of the latter), will hopefully help assist authors in possession of a strong creative flow and potential, to render positive improvement to their work.  We also find it worthwhile to provide authors with constructive commentary on the strengths and weaknesses reflected in their work, writing style, and presentation.  It is surprising how many do appreciate our input rather than see it as a personal criticism of their work.  In particular, we offer novelists our professional screenplay adaptation services (Our specialty) where these may be sought after.  For the most part though, we do encourage all our authors with the potential to try their own hand at the screenwriting processes.  We have a film treatment package which offers suggestions and samples how to go about it.    We charge a very nominal fee for those who would prefer us to write their scripts for them, but a fee will be charged which is accessible to most.

Although a New Zealand based company, we have International reach, and our aim is to approach the Film sectors with outstanding works/projects on behalf of those clients whose works show potential for film.  However,  keep in mind that investors will scrutinize and look for strong book sales of the works we present to the film sectors.   Once published it becomes an important criterion that a book is re0ceived by popular demand by its readership and may determine its success as a project destined for film.  We are in the process of promoting and offering representation for projects/works deemed suitable material for film or live animation projects, TV Media production and Stage Production Performances.  Our main focus are the film industry sectors within the US, Canada, China, Japan Europe Great Britain, and even Australia and New Zealand where we may pitch your intellectual property for assessment and evaluation.  Since 2015 to 2018 we have secured another 20 film projects on behalf of our clients/authors.

The Link below will provide you with more information on some of our film projects in process:-

How to Submit your Work:-

Note: Emailed manuscript submissions are preferred on the main, but we also make the odd exceptions for CD format.  The bulk of our clientele is comprised of international authors from the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, Brazil, Western European countries, Asian and Middle Eastern continents, Australia and New Zealand. When submitting your work to our Agency, please ensure that your personal contact details are included (i.e. forwarding address, date of birth, home/work/ telephone/ Cell numbers.

Our Manuscript Submission Guidelines can be found here: –

Our Targets

On the main we target the services of offshore Publishers for our clients, availing us of more varied services and enabling a far wider reach of global readership. Many of our promising and aspiring authors are able to infuse their own unique stamp upon the industry by offering a wealth of diverse talents in order to satisfy a multiple choice of genres, sought by an ever-growing and more discerning readership audience around the globe. We are pleased to be in a position to offer opportunities to writers and previously published authors who have been unable to find personal satisfaction elsewhere. We are pleased to announce that we shall be reviewing numerous exciting new works over the coming years ahead.


Our Literary Agent’s Code of Honor

“For tomorrow, next week and our collective future strategies planned and hoped for, executed well above and beyond of what we are capable of…let us today endeavor to meet its own demands and responsibilities which may bear down upon our collective shoulders.  Owing to their trust imbibed in us, let’s with positive actions and a discerning sense of conscientious labor do our very best on behalf of others whom we may represent, and that it may be implemented and successfully accomplished by a sense of wisdom and fairness, and selfless interest.  That we may bear the brunt of our responsibilities with genuine honesty, a reflective deep sense of pride, and a reverent sense of duty.”

QUOTABLE SENTIMENTS By Emerantia Parnall-Gilbert
Copyright (C)2009

Emerantia Parnall-Gilbert (Owner)

GILBERT LITERARY AGENCY                                                                         

Subsidiary of Hawkspurr Productions
3859 Danseys Pass Road
Ranfurly   Otago   New Zealand
Ph/Fax: 6434449893

Contact Skype: emerantia.parnall.gilbert                                                         




Or via our Website Form 

Owner: Emerantia Parnall Gilbert     

Home Page                                             

Agency Founder: Michael Parnall-Gilbert  Major (Ret.)  OBE, MC, BADip.HMO

(Authored his novels under the pseudonym “TROOPER”)

Manuscript Submissions Guidelines’Webblog

Film Projects Secured since 2015

Submissions/Editorial Team:
Brenda Baker
Maria Cameron
Christina Matson
Publicity, Mentoring, and Marketing
Patricia Bates  (Authors!  Come take advantage of Patricia Bates’ Podcasts on all things writing!)

Other Screenwriting and Mentoring Associated Services:              

Members of International Literary Market PLace (ILMP)

Our other Webpages:

Some Spiritual Sustenance to be had here:-

Although our personal convictions may differ from any other Christian religious organization this work can be appreciated simply for what it is by all, as its message offers hope for all fundamental Christian thought and all peoples across the globe.  Enjoy this  viewpoint based on an old biblical message which has never changed throughout its many translations, and offers Readings for messages of hope, peace, and planetary fulfillment in our troubled world:-


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Gilbert Literary and Film Agency – A Family Friendly Oriented Based Enterprise
*  Our Military Family Crest denotes a broken lance and translates from Celtic to“Peace is Pleasing!”  

4 responses to “Gilbert Literary and Film Agency Welcomes you, and thank you for visiting our Page!

  1. Emerantia, You took my breath away with your Stage 32 published projects. Congratulations. Your hard work and support of authors noted and surely welcomed. I’m also on Stage 32; it’s a great format to exchange ideas, connect with individuals within and without your particular endeavors. It is a pleasure working with you.


  2. And a great sense of humour 🙂 (English spelling)


  3. Anonymous

    Hi, I had met Allan Karson a few years ago and our production company did a small profile of him and his book. I wanted to share it with you.

    Joe Capozzi


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