CAA & 20 AGENTS for WRITERS, DIRECTORS, JOCKS & ACTORS

CAA is Alive & Kicking…

Please do not think that CAA is hurting.

AGENTS & DEALS:

Creative Artists Agency (aka: CAA) is alive and kicking.

Yeah-yeah you read about the defections to rival agency United Talent Agency (UTA) but I hope you’re not feeling sad for CAA for they still have “power”…

They still have Kevin Huvane (Head Motion Picture Talent), Rob Light (Head Music department), Bryan Lourd (Managing Partner Talent) &

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SCREENWRITING CONTESTS: 4 Entry Dates (Don’t Wait)

HELLO FILMMAKERS:  Hello Hyphens (Writer-Director, Writer-Producer, Writer-Actor)

Got Your Script. It’s perfect.

Of course, get an agent. Get a deal. Go into Pre-Production

But you can’t, you say you’ve tried, the doors are shut, no one will talk with you, never the less listen to a pitch and you believe the only way to claim credibility, and secure representation, is to win a Screenwriting Contest.

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MOVIE MONEY: 5 PRODUCTION COMPANIES WITH DEALS

HELLO PRODUCERS:

You have the Script, you have the Budget, you have 2 TV Name Actor commitments…

You also know someone who has 2 cameras… They’re even “Reds”

You have the passion. You have the desire. You have a lot of out of work Cast & Crew saying “they’re in”

You’re all ready…

But, what you don’t have is the Money…

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FIRST GET REAL

You need to partner with a company that can get the Money…

No studio or Network is going to fund you when (A) you have no track of proof that you-deliver and

Here are 5 Production Companies with Development Deals at Studios who are looking for projects.

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6 HOLLYWOOD CASTING DIRECTORS… Who Actually Cast

HELLO ACTORS:

Remember, You are Unique. No one looks like you.

IMPORTANT: Please-Please make those Headshots “look like you”… Not like how “you’d like to look”.

Now, got your headshot. It shows that you are unique and original… not just another guy with a “6 pack” or girl with 36DDs

Let’s get your headshot to Hollywood Casting Directors.

But the real ones

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9 PRODUCERS WITH TRACK RECORDS: They Can Buy Scripts

ONLY SEND SCRIPTS TO BUYERS… NOT TO ANYONE “WHO KNOWS A BUYER” (No Middlemen)

Remember, this is a professional Bullsh*t industry (No-Problem, I-Got-Contacts, Check-is-in-Mail, I’m goin’-to-Cannes, I Know Quentin, etc.) loaded with professionals and you are not even qualified to be an amateur bullsh*tter.

So lets first WRITE-THE-SCRIPT.

Then second MAKE-IT-GREAT

Then third CYA

Then fourth CYA (again… WGA & LOC)

Then fifth stay away from Bullsh*tters.

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WHY YOUR SCRIPT SUCKS: 6 PHRASES TO DELETE

SCREENWRITING & FILMMAKING: Avoid Guaranteed Failure… If you desire to either Produce or Direct a script that you either wrote or optioned then Absolutely-Make-Sure that any of these 6 words-or-phrases have not been typed in the 90-100 pages that you are about to make with very little money.

If you do not desire to either Produce or Direct the script you either wrote or have secured the rights to then disregard what I am about to detail…

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HOLLYWOOD LIES, LIES & LIES

Do You Believe Hollywood?

Simple Question. When you hear or read about the announced budget of a movie… Do you believe it.

So What’s Your Budget.

Now here’s what I learned with playing the “What’s Your Budget” game.

If you have $100,000-$200,000 and someone asks “What’s your Budget”… you are going to say “Just-Under $500,000”

If you have $200,000-$300,000 and someone asks “What’s your Budget”… you are going to say “Just-Under a Mill”

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4 SCRIPT CONTESTS WITH AGENTS 4 THE WINNERS

HELLO FILMMAKERS:

Got Your Script. It’s perfect. Good. Now submit to Screenwriting Contests. Win & Get Representation…
Here are 4 coming up contests in MAY-NOVEMBER 2015…that have merit…

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Merit is the fact that Hollywood Agents believe that these contests have quality entrants with elite judges… and are very aware of who wrote the script that won (if it wins) and want to represent him/her, the creator, as a writer and also,

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YO WRITERS: 8 PRODUCERS THAT BUY SCRIPTS

HELLO WRITERS:

You have the script and you’re sure it’s great… not a single word needs re-typing… It’s written. It’s registered with the WGA. It’s copyrighted with Library of Congress. Then you’re ready to go.

Then send it to the Buyers… Buyers being Production Companies that actually hire writers, option properties and make movies.

Here are 8 that have their name start with a number.

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  1. 100% TERRYCLOTH             ATTN: Terrence Michael (Producer)
  2.             310-393-8585 (Contact@TerenceMichael.com)
  3. 1801 Ave of the Stars,

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5 (More) LITERARY AGENTS, 4 POINTS, 3 GREAT WRITING TRICKS & 1 (More) PHONE NUMBER (Part 2)

The Key is and always will be “GRAB-THE-READER”

SCREENWRITING SECRETS: Last week’s Post had 4 Scriptwriting Pointers on Readers and their mentalities with respect to Format, Structure & Job and I ended with I will Post the Tricks on Part 2.. Okay, here’s Part 2 and the 3 Tricks.

1) Grab-The Reader: Line 5-7

2) Grab-The-Reader: Bottom Line of Page-1

3) Grab-The-Reader: Top Line of Page-2

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3 GREAT SCREENWRITING TRICKS

Reader’s are negative people..

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