Sharlene began working
in television in 1993 as a partner in Martin/ Walker-Lampley
Productions, a company formed with Bree Walker, a CBS prominent
television news anchor in New York and Los Angeles. Sharlene also
spent time as a reality television developer for Media Savvy,
and as an Associate Casting Director with Joy Todd. Her most challenging
casting project for film was the movie "Gods and Generals,"
with 156 speaking roles.
In 2003, Sharlene began devoting herself full-time to her passion
for great stories and formed Martin Literary & Media Management.
Her agency has experienced extraordinary success in sales and
alliances. A quick visit to the pages of the company website verifies
the well-rounded nature of her acquisitions as well as the extensive
sales success that her clients' books have enjoyed. In the ten
years since that time, her remarkable rise in the publishing industry
is demonstrated by a rapidly growing list of non-fiction sales
to such renowned major publishers as Random House, Rodale, Harper
Collins, St. Martin's Press, Penguin Putnam, Hachette, Simon and
Schuster, as well as to a host of boutique publishers for specialized
has represented numerous New York Times bestselling
nonfiction books including Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping
of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue by SEAL Team Six
by Anthony Flacco, Picture Perfect: The Jodi Arias Story
by Shanna Hogan, Raffaele Sollecito's book, Honor Bound: My
Journey to Hell and Back with Amanda Knox, HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell's
IWant, Suzanne Hansen's You'll Never Nanny in this Town
Again, MaryJo Buttafuocco's Getting It Through My Thick
Skull, and The Goldman Family's If I Did It based on
the OJ Simpson murders of Ron Goldman and Nicole Simpson.
Many of her authors have had their books boosted as serial reprints
in publications as prestigious as Readers' Digest, People Magazine,
WHO, and the London Times and five of her clients have appeared
on Oprah. Other client appearances include 60 Minutes, TODAY Show,
The View, Fox and Friends, Good Morning America, The Early Show,
20/20, 48 Hours, Discovery Channel, TruTV, Inside Edition, The
700 Club, ET, The Insider, ABC Nightline, Dr. Phil, Anderson Cooper
360, CNN, HLN, Discovery ID and Fox News, to name a just a few.
successes have encouraged others to work with her, and she is
actively doing business with a host of film and TV companies for
the adaptation of her clients' books into screenplay form. Hallmark
Hall of Fame's acclaimed TV movie in December, 2008 was based
on her client's book, Front of the Class. She was
Executive Producer of Lifetime's 2012 movie, The Pregnancy
Project, which garnered the 2012 Imagen Awards
for Best Primetime Movie/Special and Best Actress (Alexa Vega).
She is Co-Creator/Producer of the reality series, DEADLY
SINS for Discovery ID, in partnership with Dick Clark
Productions which is currently entering its third season. She
will serve as Producer on the feature film, Sandstorm,
with Ambitious Art Productions Limited, a U.K. based entertainment
company. She will also serve as Executive Producer of Impossible
Odds, as optioned by SONY Television Studios. She also
has a one hour scripted series, INSECURITY, in partnership
with Oasis Management and Shane Brennan (NCIS) in development
with CBS Prod. and serves as an Exec. Producer. She has a multitude
of scripted and unscripted projects in development with the top
production companies and is often sought out for books for adaptation.