michele wallerstein

Business of Screenwriting: Getting an Agent

Getting an agent isn’t hard to do.  That’s a surprise, isn’t it?  Well, it’s true.  I spent 25 years of my life as an agent in Hollywood and I know how the system works. During those years I signed new writers, older writers, men, women, tall, short, fat and thin.  Their...

Business of Screenwriting: Meetings Matter

By Michele Wallerstein I notice that clients don’t seem to know what they want in their career conferences with me.  I offer these conferences to help writers and other would-be filmmaking professionals so that I can help them define and achieve their goals.  They pay me a fee and we set...

Business of Screenwriting: I Don’t Believe in Fate

By Michele Wallerstein I’ve been listening to writers complain about being a writer for about a million years now.  As an agent I heard how bad their producers were, how little work there was, how cheap the studios were and how stupid the buyers were that didn’t buy their scripts.  I...