by Dov S-S Simens on December 5, 2016
HOLLYWOOD MANAGERS: BEST WAY TO GET AN AGENT
Here’s a Hollywood Secret. Get a Personal Manager.
Why? Pick one: You have a script and need a literary agent or…
You’re an actor and need a talent agent or…
You’re a filmmaker and need a packaging agent or…
You’re a director, with an award winning short, and need a tv agent or…
You’re a producer, with a project,4 Comments
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by Dov S-S Simens on November 28, 2016
HOLLYWOOD POWER AGENCIES
There are 7 mega powerful Hollywood agencies, with 50-200 agents each for Writers, Directors, Filmmakers, Actors, Singers, Comics and Speakers, that more than likely will not either take your phone call or accept your unsolicited manuscript.
(1) Agency for Performing Artists (APA) at 310-888-4200.
(Make sure your script is typed in the correct format…. Use either Final Draft, Celtx, MovieMagic or Scrivener screenwriting software.)
(2) Creative Artists Agency (CAA) at 424-888-2000
(3) The Gersh Agency (TGA) at 310-274-6611
(4) International Creative Management (ICM) at 310-550-4000.1 Comment
by Dov S-S Simens on November 24, 2016
HOLLYWOOD FORMULAS (Part 1: Screenwriting)
Life, whether you desire to write, produce or direct has simple rules for fulfillment and happiness (i.e. Be nice…Act with love…Work hard…Trust God) that are absolutes.
Anyone, yes anyone can write, produce or direct but the key is “and be happy”… then apply these 3 Formulas, or roadmaps, be patient…. and “Happiness is “guaranteed”.”
(OK, nothing is ever guaranteed…but it is likely)
(Happiness is more than a 3-minute pitch to Spielberg,2 Comments
by Dov S-S Simens on November 16, 2016
HOLLYWOOD POWER AGENTS
Last week’s No-Bull Film Post was a list of the 7 Power Agencies for Actors, Singers, Comics, with over 300 Talent Agents.
Those 7 Agencies are:
(1) APA: (Agency for Performing Artists @ 310-888-4200)
(2) CAA: (Creative Artists Agency @ 424-888-2000)
(Creative Artists Agency and William Morris Endeavor are two of the largest Hollywood agencies with over 1,000 agents combined… surely, with a property and correct filmmaking knowledge you can get one.)
(3) TGA: (The Gersh Agency @ 310-274-6611)
(4) PARADIGM: (Paradigm Agency @ 310-288-8000)
(5) UTA: (United Talent Agency @ 310-273-6700)
(6) WME: (William Morris Endeavor @ 310-285-9000)
Further I gave you some inside info for just about everyone when calling for you will start with an opening line like…No Comments
by Dov S-S Simens on November 1, 2016
HOLLYWOOD IS LOOKING FOR TALENT
(“Hollywood is not looking for talent… But it is looking for grosses, revenues, profits, distributions, dividends and marketable names”)
If you truly believe Hollywood is looking for talent then below are the addresses for the six Major Studios (aka: Distributors) who each employ 1,000-2,000 and are in constant development, production and distribution of new ideas and projects and perform this simple exercise.No Comments
by Dov S-S Simens on October 26, 2016
HOLLYWOOD SCREENPLAYS: 2 Types of Scripts (A Great Script or A Good Script)
Screenwriting reality…. Permit me to cut-to-the-chase writers.
Want to sell your script?
Let me make it simple… Then there are only 2 types of screenplays.
(You script is either great and it is bought or it sucks… don’t take any Hollywood B-Sh*t)
The first is… it is Bought-Purchased-Optioned-Financed…which obviously is what you want.1 Comment
by Dov S-S Simens on October 21, 2016
HOLLYWOOD FR*CKIN’ LIES.
Let’s talk budgets. Movie Budgets and how they so clearly demonstrate that “Hollywood Lies”.
The Million Dollar Feature Film? The $2-3 Million Feature? The $20 Million Budget? The $50 Million Studio Feature? The $200 Million Mega-Budget Franchise?
I don’t get it…Why is everyone in Hollywood always struck with “verbal diarrhea” and desirous of talking budgets?
Everybody wants to know “What’s the budget of your movie”6 Comments
by Dov S-S Simens on October 10, 2016
PRODUCING A MOVIE IS NOT DIFFICULT.
Huh? Yes, yes, yes… I know that headline is controversial especially since you’ve had this amazing idea (even have the script) festering inside you for the last 3-5 years and can not get anyone, whether in-or-out of Hollywood, to believe in you.
Stop. Don’t get frustrated, merely understand that there are only 2 methods or approaches to financing your great idea or script and getting it made.2 Comments
by Dov S-S Simens on September 30, 2016
HOLLYWOOD’S GOLDEN RULE
Want control? Want creative control?
Want 100% creative control of your baby and ensure that what you wrote is what is produced and directed the way you visualize then there is only one-way… and that is to go the independent route not the studio route.
So as not to be seduced by the studio system always remember the “Golden Rule”1 Comment
by Dov S-S Simens on September 16, 2016
800-2,000 VISUAL EFFECTS & MOVIE BUDGETS
VFX (Visual Effects) or SFX (Special Effects). How do you do them? What do they cost? Why are they so expensive?
These are common questions asked by first-timers with micro-budget money who desire to show Hollywood that he/she can compete with the studios, with his/her first feature film, with nothing but talent.No Comments