Hollywood’s Top Literary Agencies & 472 Agents…… Pick One
by Dov S-S Simens on April 22, 2015
AGENTS: Specifically you want a Literary Agent, at one of those power agencies, to sell your Script for a Low 7-Figure amount but you take a High 6-Figure deal if it comes with (A) some points on the backend…and yes you’ll even accept it as an option deal… if you (B) can direct.
Your Script is frickin’ great. You paid $100 bucks for Coverage and the Reader said it’s great.
You have either a (1) 25-Page Sit-Com, that’s the millenials Friends or (2) a 50-Page TV Drama, that’s going to be an amazing series that takes “Law & Order” to the 22nd Century; or (3) a 90-Page 1-Location genius cheapie that Jason Blum at Blumhouse will love; or a (4) 120-Page Studio Feature that’s surely destined for a Franchise (Part 1, 2, 3, 4…) that will gross $5 Billion.
***Now remember… CYA… You’ve registered your script with $20-25 Bucks at the WGA and you’ve sent it in with $65 to Library of Congress.
Then you are ready to proceed. So let’s get an Agent.
Not tough… Here are 6 Top Hollywood Agencies where you will find 472 Literary Agents that are pros and there must be ONE OF ‘EM that will rep your project.
The saying is “You can lead a horse to water… but you can’t make him drink”. All I can do is give you the list of Agencies, it’ll be up to you to GOOGLE-AWAY and find the names of TV Literary Agents, Motion Picture Literary Agents, Digital Literary Agents, Gaming Literary Agents…. Happy hunting.
6 Top Literary Agencies are…
(1) William Morris Endeavor (“WME”)
(2) Creative Artists Agency (“CAA”)
(3) United Talent Agency (“UTA”)
(4) International Creative Management (“ICM”)
(5) The Gersh Agency (“TGA”)
(6) Paradigm Agency
Now, get their addresses (start with LA, Never mind NY unless you’re pushing Books or Stage). They each have a Mailroom. Drop ’em off. Put a referral name (Name Droppin’ works) on the envelope… and as I say “Turn it over to G-d”
All I know is if you don’t give it a shot and keep your script at home or on your computer… nothing is going to happen.