ABOUT M. RUTLEDGE McCALL…
Author M. Rutledge McCall is one of the most prolific, widely endorsed book ghostwriters and developmental editors in America. He also adapts books to screen, screenplays to books, and doctors film and TV scripts.
He has been featured on TV shows such as “NBC Today,” BBC News, PBS, CNN News, KNBC News “Nightside Cover Story,” PBS/KCET’s “Life And Times: Thinkers, Shakers and Newsmakers,” “Larry King Live,” ABC News 9 Australia, and others.
McCall has worked on more than 100 books with clients around the world, including people named in Newsweek and Forbes magazines’ “Most Powerful People” lists, and he has worked with authors whose books have appeared on the bestselling lists of the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, the Wall Street Journal, and Amazon.com.
In 2001, the first book he wrote, titled Slipping Into Darkness: A True Story From The American Ghetto, was published to critical acclaim, and was later optioned for film by David Sacks, Co-Founder and former Chief Operating Officer of PayPal.
McCall writes in narrative nonfiction and fiction genres for a high-profile clientele that includes major book publishing companies, university presidents, elite athletes, members of the armed forces and law enforcement, theologians, investors, celebrities, scientists, business owners, tech entrepreneurs, CEOs, international thought leaders, Ph.D.’s, Fortune 200 executives, neurosurgeons, and many others.
He served for several years as CEO of a boutique Los Angeles-based literary career management and consulting firm, representing published authors and writers worldwide. Prior to that, McCall worked as Managing Senior Editor at a niche traditional book publisher. Earlier in his career, he worked in the one-hour drama writers departments for most of the American television networks and in production management for many of the major US film companies, on some of the highest grossing movies and top Nielsen-rated one-hour drama TV shows.
The books, movies and TV shows McCall has worked on have collectively grossed over one billion dollars during his career, which is guided by a simple code: “Legends are not built by following the pack; they’re made by blazing a trail…so get out of your comfort zone and build your legacy.”
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