Hilary Strong Expands Remit at International Literary Properties


International Literary Properties has appointed Hilary Strong as CEO of the U.K. and Europe, extending her former U.K. role.

Strong, formerly CEO of Agatha Christie Ltd, will have responsibility for the U.K. and European acquisition program, with her remit to acquire the rights in literary estates from those who have inherited them or from living authors seeking financial certainty from an experienced buyer. She will also have global responsibility for the company’s TV and film exploitation of acquired estates.

Strong said, “We have already made some very swift and bold moves within the past 12 months, the success of which has led to expansion as we maximize global reach. As CEO for U.K. and Europe, I am looking forward to brokering further deals with estate owners, allowing us to work with them to re-invigorate their intellectual property. I find it intensely satisfying to be able to provide the guardians of these estates, with both an up-front financial proposition the opportunity for an ongoing relationship with us if that is as well as International Literary Properties what they would like. offers a smart way to empower these estates and enable them to reap financial returns while being supported in the re-igniting of interest in the authors and their works.”

Global CEO Scott Hoffman said, “As International Literary Properties accelerates our pace of literary acquisitions, broadens our licencing programme, and begins to see an increasingly large number of our properties perfectly positioned for film, television, and stage, Hilary’s expanded role will be critical to achieving our strategic goal and expanding our mission to serve as trusted stewards of literary legacies.”