Literary Division

Welcome to The Wayne Agency Literary Division,
managed by Ernest Dancy,
Head of Literary/Motion Picture/TV

Ernest L. Dancy was born in Brooklyn, New York to parents Ernest and Sheila Dancy in 1981. As a youth growing up in the Redhook projects and Bedford-Stuyvesant sections of Bklyn, Ernest didn't have any aspirations to be an actor. Instead, his focus was on making it to the NBA. But from his senior year at Long Island University in 2004 until now, Ernest was either starring in the first project he auditioned for, a feature film called Goodnite Charlie (2005) or writing, directing and producing the next feature he starred in, called Knuckle Game (2006).

For some, it takes a while to find a new love after their college basketball career comes to an end, but Ernest quickly found a new one in the arts. Acting eventually lead him to make the move to Los Angeles in September of 2008. He self-produced and starred in a web series, was the lead in a feature film called Basketball Girlfriend (2014), booked a McDonalds commercial, a role on America's Most Wanted, and enjoyed co-starring roles in a couple of television shows sprinkled in between; while also concentrating on writing and creating quite a few television show concepts of his own.

At the end of the day, whether lending his voice to popular video games like Grand Theft Auto IV (2008), starring in commercials to help brands sell products, or making lots of great connections with film and television execs; one thing is for sure... Ernest L. Dancy is a tireless worker, one who is now putting that same tireless work ethic toward helping other creatives achieve their goals, but on the literary side.

Submitting your Materials

Please be aware that The Wayne agency does not accept screenplays that are not written and formatted professionally. Your screenplay is to include a "Beat" Sheet. All scripts are to be written using Final Draft software. Our agency will not take the time to review "any" submission that is not submitted correctly.

Please begin your submission Query Letter with the following:

  • Pitch Deck/One Page
  • Title
  • Genre in which you are submitting, non fiction, biography, or fiction
  • Brief description of your screenplay
  • First 10 Pages
  • Author Information
  • Coverage

  • Please submit your professional materials directly to:
    ernest@thewayneagencyla.com.

    *Note: Due to the large number of submissions that we receive, we will only contact you if we are interested in bringing you in regarding representation.