Working screenwriters and TV writers share how they got their first agent or manager, and what you should be considering when selecting yours.
In the latest entry into my BREAKING IN: REPRESENTATION series, I dig into the ins-and-outs of getting signed by agents and managers. And it’s not as straight forward as you might think…
Should you get a screenwriting agent, or is a manager right for you? Should it be manager first, or should you get an agent right away? In my latest blog post, discover their similarities and differences in order to make smart career choices and construct an effective representation team.
Once you get a screenwriting or TV writing agent or manager, how much are you expected to pay them? Commission only, or out of pocket fees? 10% or 15%? All of this and more in my latest BREAKING IN: REPRESENTATION blog post!
Every unrepped screenwriter hopes to attract a name agent or manager who will effectively advocate for him in the professional space. But what are some best-behavior do’s and don’ts that can help the screenwriter make the right impression?
Most new writers come to the industry seeking an agent who will help introduce them and their work to film and television professionals. But today, are agents still on the forefront of talent discovery? And, if so, how do you get their attention?
It takes a village (agents, managers, executives, and endless advocates) to help a screenwriter build a screenwriting career. Staying humble and appreciative is key to making those relationships lasting and productive, and inspiring others to work hard for you.
For many screenwriters either trying to break into the industry or make their way up the ranks, rejection is just part of the game. In fact, I tell new writers that come to work with me who have yet to make serious inroads in the industry that it’s their job… read more →
Right around this time of year my writers and I sit down and start making lists. Lots and lots of lists. With the end of the year and the holiday season just around the corner, it’s now time for writers, no matter their career stage or whether they are just… read more →
When you hear agents and managers talk about what differentiates them from the competition, many will narrow it down to this: Taste level. The belief that their taste level is superior, and that they are therefore able to single out the most promising talent and most marketable work. Part of… read more →