JAMIE Neale's new celebrity agent says some money
from his exclusive publicity deal would be donated to those who rescued him.
Sean Anderson, who runs Sydney based 22 Management, signed the British backpacker who survived 12 days lost in the Blue Mountains and his father Richard Cass to an exclusive deal today.
He did not say what percentage of the money the pair will earn from selling their story would go to Blue Mountain rescue teams.
"It is still their intention to help out the people who rescued Jamie," Mr Anderson said.
"In that respect nothing has changed.
"We're going to be doing an interview with him which everyone is chasing."
22 Management represents a number of other high profile clients including former cricketer Michael Slater and model Jennifer Hawkins.
Rival celebrity agent Max Markson said Mr Neale stood to earn a fortune from the deal.
"It's worth $100,000 instantly," Mr Markson said.
"There's a lot of money to be had from it. He'll be in one of the London tabloids on Sunday, probably The News of the World. He'll be on 60 Minutes on Sunday and GMTV in England on Monday. It's a great story."
Mr Markson said he expected Mr Neale to be back in England on Monday and told The Times newspaper in London he could expect income from a wide range of opportunities.
But he warned that media interest in the story would die out "within a week".
"It's such a good survival story," Mr Markson told The Times.
"He could go on to do some speaking engagements, he should be doing some educating, talking to kids at school to help them learn about survival skills.
"There could even be a diet book - Jamie's 12-day diet."
Agents said they believe a large number of other media outlets offered Mr Neale lucrative publicity deals.
After more than a week of widespread searches, the 19-year-old Mr Neale wandered into a campsite yesterday and was taken into the care of two bushwalkers.
Having spent nearly two weeks of freezing nights huddled under logs or his jacket, Mr Neale emerged from the bush looking gaunt and with a few scratches.