Founded in 2005 by Glenn Cockburn, Meridian Artists is a premiere literary agency and leading entity in the Canadian entertainment industry. With principal offices in Toronto and Los Angeles, Meridian Artists represents and manages the careers of a select roster of the most talented writers, directors and producers in North America.
Meridian Artists is made up of several divisions in order to better and more efficiently represent and manage our roster. Within the Toronto office are the Primetime, Youth & Animation, Talent and Book Divisions.
The Primetime division represents leading creators and writers for comedy, drama, and MOW production and development in Canada. The Primetime team also represents episodic and producing directors for domestic and service production opportunities. The Youth & Animation Division is a dedicated department representing top-tier creators, writers and directors working in the sector and is the only division of its kind in Canada. In 2015, Meridian expanded its reach and opened a book division which represents a roster of published authors and their body of work. The book division also offers a large back-catalogue of IP which can be channeled into film and television. And new to 2016, Meridian has expanded into Talent.
Servicing our US Division from the Los Angeles office, Meridian Artists is a literary management company. As a management company we not only give our Canadian clients the ability to explore production and development opportunities on both sides of the border, but we also represent a roster of writers and directors who are based solely in the United States.
With unparalleled dedication to education, industry outreach, growth and big-picture career building, Meridian Artists operates under a distinct mandate of professionalism and continuous improvement for both its agents and its artists. Through this mutual effort, Meridian Artists' clients have been widely recognized with numerous industry nominations and honours, including WGC Screenwriting Awards, DGC Awards, Canadian Screenwriting Awards, Leos, Canadian Comedy Awards, and Emmy Awards.