Who We Are



Marc Gerald

Gerald started his career as an editor at True Detective Magazine, before spending four years writing/producing America’s Most Wanted. While there, he conceived and produced the show’s re-creations as well as countless TV specials for Fox Television. Gerald moved on to produce Six Ways to Sunday and Never Die Alone and to start the ABA Award-winning Old School Books, an independent line at WW Norton, and The Syndicate, a pioneering book/music company with Def Jam. He ultimately moved into representation and spent a decade heading up the publishing division of The Agency Group before the company was acquired by United Talent Agency, where he would spend two years. Gerald started Europa Content in May 2018.


marc@europacontent.com

Tess Callero

Tess graduated from Indiana University with a dual degree in Marketing and English. She moved to New York to combine her love of both fields and become a literary agent. After spending four years at Curtis Brown, she moved to Europa Content in March 2019. Tess represents clients across genres and categories, from young adult and adult fiction to select nonfiction projects. She is a member of the AALA and is the Chair of the Media and Digital Innovations Committee.


tess@europacontent.com

Clare Mao

Clare grew up in Queens, NY, and studied history at Grinnell College. She joined Europa Content in January 2020 after three years at Janklow & Nesbit Associates. Her clients are poets and fiction and nonfiction writers who think critically, engage thoughtfully, and have fun.


clare@europacontent.com

Leah Petrakis

Leah graduated with a degree in Cinema Studies from the Tisch School at NYU where she also served as Music Director of WNYU Radio. She started her publishing career at HarperCollins Children’s Books and most recently worked for the former trade division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She joined Europa in August 2021.


leah@europacontent.com

Ashley Antoinette

Ashley Antoinette began her career as an author out of Flint, Michigan. She rose to literary fame at the age of 23 when she made the New York Times bestseller’s list. Going on to sell over a million books and with numerous best sellers on the shelves, she has amassed a loyal fanbase, but her love for writing doesn’t end at her own. Ashley was inducted to the Writer’s Guild of America in 2017 and began developing television series for Warner Horizon and Universal in 2015. With a keen eye for what makes a good story, Ashley Antoinette is a lover of both fiction and non-fiction works. She believes that reality is simply chapters of our lives, and that people add a new page too their life stories with every new day that passes. Her ideal client is one that has an authentic human experience that is relatable to the world. With her skilled pen, unconventional background, and years of experience in publishing she can find the most unique story in the most unlikely of places.


ashley@europacontent.com

Joe Fucigna

Joe began his career as a music touring agent at The Agency Group. After the company was acquired by United Talent Agency in 2015, he pivoted to non-traditional touring and live events, representing top level digital creators, podcasters, film & TV personalities, experts, authors, and more. Joe joined A3 Artists Agency in early 2020 to launch and head the live events department. When live entertainment shut down due to the pandemic, he shifted his representation business to podcast and direct-to-consumer business development. At the beginning of 2022, he joined the membership platform Patreon to lead their top-of-market podcast acquisition strategy. Joe is excited to be a part of the Europa Content team, helping lead new business development across podcasting, membership, and other direct-to-consumer areas.


joe@europacontent.com

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