WANT AN AGENT? SURPRISINGLY EASY WITH A MANAGER (Top 10 Literary Managers Are…)

WANT AN AGENT? GET A MANAGER OR…

Attn Writers & Actors with Ideas/Treatments:

Yes, you want an agent, a Literary Agent, however, as you know, it is difficult to get one especially when they hide behind the mantra of “We don’t accept unsolicited manuscripts”.

 It is as hard to even get past their secretary (Oops, no one in Hollywood is a secretary…it’s something like “Associate VP of Development”) who proclaims “Who is your referral

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WANT AN AGENT (Top 12 Power Agents for Millennials with Contact Info)

MILLENNIAL POWER AGENTS

Want an agent? Got an Idea. Got a Script. Need Financing?

Want Money from the new Power 5 Tech companies called “FAANG” (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google) who are replacing the 6 Major Studios for financing.

Of course you do.

Then the below list of Power Agents (Millennials who know FAANG), twelve in all who are so young they have no idea how a rotary dial telephone works but can tap the Multi-Multi-Billions of production dollars by the above digital network/platforms,

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2018 PRODUCING & DIRECTING (The Odds for Independent Filmmakers)

WANT TO PRODUCE OR DIRECT? (Be Realistic)

Want to Produce or Direct a profitable Feature Film?

I’m sure the answer is “Yes”.

Then here are the odds-of-success with either a No-Budget, Micro-Budget, Ultra Low-Budget, Low-Budget, Medium-Budget or Mega-Budget Feature Film.

However, to succeed, you must be “realistic” and select a “realistic budget” that you can “realistically-finance” with a script that is “realistic-to-make” for money that you “realistically”

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WANT A LITERARY OR TALENT AGENT? (Read & Dial)

THE “BIG 6” HOLLYWOOD AGENCIES:

Yes you need an agent…an agent that gets phone calls returned, that believes in you, loves your ideas and specializes in the craft that you or your projects are in, such as… Talent, Literary, Packaging, Movie, TV, Non-Scripted, Music, Culinary, Sport, Speaker, Comics, Lectures, Commercials, VOs, Editing, Cinematography, Visual Effects, etc.

(The “Big 6” agencies, totaling over 1,500 agents, are WME, ICM, CAA, APA,

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SELL YOUR SCREENPLAY (Know Who Buys Scripts. How To Contact. Get an Offer. Get an Agent.)

SELL YOUR SCRIPT… BUT TO WHO?

Want to Produce a Movie, Sell your Script or Finance your Idea/Treatment?

Then, stop calling Movie Studios. Stop pitching bullsh*tters at cocktail parties. Stop thinking you’re about to get an agent-who-believes-in-you.

Stop hustling Bankers and Venture Capitalists. Stop buying $25 tickets for 10-minute pitches at pitchathons to secretaries.

Stop spending hard earned money fantasizing Crowd Funding with Kickstarter or IndieGoGo..

Stop.

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INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING: THE 7 MOVIE BUDGETS (Can You Name Them?)

THE 7 MOVIE BUDGETS

Want to Produce, Write or Direct a Feature Film that actually gets made?

If “Yes” then you must realize, once having the screenplay, that when preparing a budget, what is realistic and what is unrealistic… that is…for you… as a first-timer.

By unrealistic I mean you can believe you are doing proper method by hiring a Production Manager (PM) or an Assistant Director (AD) to prepare a budget the “right way”

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MOVIE MONEY ($1 Billion in Rebates, Refunds & Credits are…Apply)

MOVIE MONEY: RUNAWAY PRODUCTIONS

In 1997 Canada, specifically Toronto (which doubles for USA cities), opted to compete for Hollywood Money by offering 25% rebates/refunds to any production that was to-be-shot in cities like New York, Chicago, or Boston, or Philadelphia, or Baltimore, etc.

And, if a production company instead of shooting in an East Coast USA city opts to (A) shoot in Toronto, (B) take the 25% rebate ($10M production is a $2,500,000 refund),

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SELL YOUR SCREENPLAY (Got Guts? Rate Your Script.)

YOUR SCREENPLAY: It is Either GREAT or It SUCKS

Your script is the key to opening the doors… And, let’s cut-to-the-chase.

For a first-timer you only have one shot, don’t waste it and your script better be GREAT… Nothing short of great will do.

Always remember, “Hollywood can get away with mediocrity but first-timers, someone like you, good is not good enough and only GREAT will do”.

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(Your script is either Great or it Sucks…

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MOVIE MONEY AT CANNES: 25 Top Movie Financiers

CANNES: MARKET OR FESTIVAL

First, a Festival is where you attend, with your finished film, to screen for buyers (aka: Acquisition Executives) for them to see that your film sells out (it is marketable), has a clearly defined demographics (who bought tickets) and that when the Rear Credits roll the audience doesn’t just politely applaud but stands, yells & screams “Bravo, Bravo, Bravo” (word of mouth).

If this occurs and you have achieved getting 12-15 Acquisition Executives into the screening who see that this “Bravo,

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ATTN FILMMAKERS: FILM FESTIVAL SECRETS (How to Sell Your Film)

FILM FESTIVAL CIRCUIT (What is the Festival Route?)

You are an independent filmmaker. You have made your Feature Film and, as an independent, you’ve made it with your own money, friends money or relatives money and now desire to get everyone, the investors, money back with a profit.

(“Sundance had 13,000 film submitted last year and accepted 104.”)

 

Now, what do you do?

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