Brandy Rivers is currently a literary manager/producer at Gersh Agency and working in both film and television. She is responsible for representing authors, screenwriters, and directors as well as developing underlying material including novels, articles, blogs, video games and life rights for production.
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In this interview Brandy goes into great depth about what a manager offers a writer, how they can get you work, what you need to do on your end, and what they’re looking for in taking you on as a client.
Prior to becoming a manager, Brandy worked in development, most recently at Underground Films, a production/management company whose credits include Remember Me, a film she helped oversee from development through post production.
Previously, she worked at Summit Entertainment where she helped develop such projects as the Twilight franchise, Sex Drive, and Knowing.
She began her career at Jerry Bruckheimer Television where she worked on over 430 hours of primetime network television including the CSI franchise, Without a Trace, Cold Case, E Ring, and Close to Home among many others.
Brandy is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina where she received a BA in Psychology and played Division 1 Soccer.
Follow Brandy on Twitter: @brandyrivers8
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