Every writer wants an agent. Otherwise, why would this be the single most frequently asked question I get? Time and again: How do I get an agent? Am I ready for an agent? Will I be better off if I have an agent? My answer is always this: You want a screenwriting agent, but why? [...]
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Every writer I’ve ever met has told me: I need to, I want to, I have to get repped! Heck, I knew one writer who had written on assignment and made a pretty good living that way who considered getting repped by CAA his single greatest career accomplishment. It doesn’t matter that once the buzz [...]
This week Gray talks all about management, with special guest Jenny Frankfurt. Click image to play video; more details are below. Jenny Frankfurt is a film and television literary manager/producer who owns the company Highstreet Management in Los Angeles. She currently represents such writing talent as Sterling Anderson, David Madsen, Norma Vela, Joel Thomas, Malcolm [...]
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. Click image to play video; more details are below. In this interview [...]
You’ll probably be moving out here without a job, so you’ll want a nest egg to help you survive. Here are some major expenses you can expect to encounter for various L.A. lifestyles.
Most TV shows are written by staffs, so they’re not actively looking for new scripts, writers, or story ideas. But that doesn’t mean they never take submissions.
Finding an agent to represent you is not done by sending queries, e-mailing strangers, or submitting scripts. Finding an agent is something that must be EARNED.
Your producer is entitled to NOTHING. And if a producer suggests working out some kind of financial arrangement before pitching your show… RUN.
Judges of writing contests aren’t charged with finding scripts to develop or produce. They’re charged with JUDGING A CONTEST… and quite frankly, most scripts submitted to contests are downright unreadable.