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...
This week Gray talks all about management, with special guest Jenny Frankfurt. 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 Kohll, Jill Campbell, Crystal Hubbard,...
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. In this interview Brandy goes into great depth...
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.
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.
People often think agents find talented writers and help them get hired or sell scripts. And while there's truth in this, it's not a fair perspective on agents' jobs.
This is not an industry, or a career, where work can be half-assed. If you choose not to treat this like a professional career, YOU WILL NOT HAVE A PROFESSIONAL CAREER.
Why do people hate thinking of screenwriting as a profession like any other? It may be a "creative" field, but so what? Designing airplanes requires creativity… yet no one expects Boeing to accept designs from amateurs over a website.