OWN IT! is a proudly independent Publisher, Literary, Film and TV Agency and Production Company. We are a highly ambitious collective of agents and editors, committed to finding original and genre-defying talent.
OWN IT! began in 2015 as an independent publisher, co-founded by Crystal Mahey-Morgan and Jason Morgan. As a publisher, we don’t conform to mainstream trends in literature but instead forge our own trailblazing path. We continue to seek out and showcase ground-breaking voices. OWN IT! Publishing offers a 50:50 net profit split as our business model, demonstrating our commitment to paying artists fairly for their IP and showcasing an independent attitude.
In 2018, we launched OWN IT! Agency with the aim of nurturing talent and supporting creatives with an interdisciplinary approach. In 2022, we launched OWN IT! Productions and are currently developing exciting new ideas for film and television. We are also part of The Partnership Group, a collective of independent agencies all with similar values, enabling us to work together to maximise opportunities for all of our clients. At OWN IT!, we never rest on our laurels.
Crystal Mahey-Morgan is co-founder of OWN IT!
She began her career as a freelance journalist at the age of 16 writing for publications such as the Guardian and The Face magazine and soon after embarked on a sixteen-year career in mainstream publishing: firstly working at Peter, Fraser and Dunlop Agency, then joining Penguin Random House.
Crystal brings her commercial expertise, coupled with an independent ethos, to OWN IT! across Publishing, Agency and Productions.
Jason Morgan is co-founder of OWN IT!
Jason is drawn to quirky, original stories, thought-provoking ideas and distinct voices across a wide variety of genres and form, with a creative background in music as a member of the pioneering UK ’90s hip hop group, 12 Stone Productions,
Jason brings his expertise and an artist-centric approach across OWN IT! Publishing, Agency and Productions.
* We actually started in 2015 in Hackney, east London but that’s just a minor detail