Forage Literary is an agile literary scouting consultancy that helps film and television companies identify stories with strong adaptation potential. With a decade of book publishing experience and a top-tier network of industry insiders in Europe, the US and beyond, we have the expertise and contacts to find, filter and evaluate anything from future bestsellers and prize-winners to word-of-mouth sensations and overlooked indie gems. We privilege thoughtful curation over data collection, listening to what each client needs and responding with speed and intelligence so that we can make sure the best storytellers on the page find their way to the best storytellers on the screen.

literary scouting consultancy

cecilia campbell-westlind, director
Settled in London via Sweden and the US, Cecilia started her career in 2010 in New York as a literary agent’s assistant after studying literature and film in Washington, DC and Paris. In 2012 she moved to London, and since then she has been scouting for some of the world’s biggest international publishing houses as well as for film and television. Prior to setting up Forage, she was head of UK scouting at Eccles Fisher Associates. She is bilingual in Swedish and English, and also reads Danish, Norwegian and French.

alexandra chaney, scout coordinator
After studying screenwriting at Aberystwyth University, Alex first worked as a runner and AD, later reading books for scouting agencies and assisting in development at Heyday and Wildgaze Films. She joined Forage in 2020, and scouts podcasts and longform.

keridwen boulay, assistant scout

A native of France, Keri moved to the UK to study TV Production at Bournemouth University, eventually completing her thesis on book-to-screen adaptation. She worked as a development assistant and script reader for companies such as Anton and Warp Films before joining Forage as Assistant Scout in early 2022.