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Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers Yesterday, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By Northbank
Re: Foreign manager

Some interesting stuff here to expand upon. All of what I am about to say is broadly the way it is though there are always exceptions to the standard...

First, the UK really has managers in name...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 06-02-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,693
Posted By Northbank
Re: Lit Agent for Dope-Ass Teen Sci-Fi Novel?

Thank you. This was my point. It's offensive to writers who actually achieved the status of Finalist. The justification (no one cares, was being succinct, it's basically the same as finalist) is as...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 05-30-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,693
Posted By Northbank
Re: Lit Agent for Dope-Ass Teen Sci-Fi Novel?

When people wonder why producers and reps avoid queries, sidgrey is why. It's the sidgreys of the world clogging up inboxes everywhere that make people just go straight to "delete." There's enough...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 05-04-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,627
Posted By Northbank
Re: Can I do anything with a high placement in a screenwriting competition?

Don't over analyze competitions and placement. There is literally only one competition placement that will guarantee reads all over town and that is the top 10 of the Nicholl. Those scripts are...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-17-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By Northbank
Re: Force de Majeure

Given this, as Will says, do not alert them. Let it run out. You don't have to do anything. You don't need permission to move on, it's automatically yours upon option expiry.

Have you done work on...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-14-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 13,767
Posted By Northbank
Re: Effect of the Coronavirus

"A person is smart; people are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it." Agent K, MiB.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-10-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,039
Posted By Northbank
Re: Writing copyrighted material

Literally everything here is entirely wrong and based on nothing but wishful thinking and zero experience. You asked the question and have repeatedly been told that the IP holders will never touch...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 03-06-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,039
Posted By Northbank
Re: Writing copyrighted material

Do not do this. Ever. Reps want to see original work and the producers you would want to read your adaptation are the absolute last ones who would read it. It's a legal nightmare.

Write an original...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 02-14-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By Northbank
Re: Help with possible agreement for representation

Everything about this screams run away as fast as you can. He's a music guy from Chicago, why would you even approach him?

As for the "deal," there's so much wrong with it I can't even start to list...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-29-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,167
Posted By Northbank
Re: Even when you have reps...

Seems like we both know what we are talking about from deep experience, yet we're just two anonymous people on the internet...

And i never said anywhere to allow a rep to run your career. You should...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-29-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,167
Posted By Northbank
Re: Even when you have reps...

The first paragraph is exactly what I am talking about, your rep already got the material in for you so the exec wants a meeting, it's then your choice. Reps don't send clients material, wait to see...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-29-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,167
Posted By Northbank
Re: Even when you have reps...

To quote Sir Ben - No; no, no, no, no, no. Maybe your rep does, that's super bizarre. Reps are not waiting for approval on this. If an OWA comes up in a staff meeting they fight to get your name in...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-27-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,167
Posted By Northbank
Re: Even when you have reps...

Let's be clear that I am not saying sit back and do as your told and shut up but consult your reps on this. Last thing you all need is inadvertently undermining a strategy. So you (not specifically...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 01-09-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,773
Posted By Northbank
Re: Abrams Artists Signs WGA CoC

Gersh and Paradigm at least talking to the WGA. APA can't as the head of APA is also the head of the ATA.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 01-02-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,172
Posted By Northbank
Re: Possible Stolen Script

I'll tell you now that the management company knows the network, so now what? You have to show that the manager sent it to the network, not just that they know each other.

Also, managers are in the...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 12-29-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,172
Posted By Northbank
Re: Possible Stolen Script

This means just about nothing to a case like this. 99% of these cases are pure coincidence driven by a combination of what's selling, what's in the zeitgeist etc. You need to show direct access, so...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 12-12-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By Northbank
Re: Gift ideas for Reps

Most reps appreciate but do not expect a gift. A good gesture is to get their assistant a gift. They need it more and did all that scheduling of your meetings and sending out your scripts etc.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-25-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By Northbank
Re: Film Rights Problem

I'd guess that someone who publicly gave away the rights to everyone in the world doesn't want to have to hire a lawyer to go over the agreement that one writer wants to "make" him sign. Nor does he...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-25-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By Northbank
Re: Film Rights Problem

If anyone can, and it's a good concept, you can bet every studio has looked at doing it already, and maybe has in development already. But if you have a passion for it, do it regardless.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-25-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By Northbank
Re: Contest v.s Query Letters

Multiple high contest placements combined with a great logline is more effective.

Zero contest placements combined with a great logline is more effective.

Multiple contest wins with a lacklustre...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-25-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By Northbank
Re: Film Rights Problem

Manga rights are notoriously hard to pin down with often multiple rights holders across multiple companies. I've seen studios take up to two years to sort it out. Someone saying they are the rights...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-22-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By Northbank
Re: Packaging and Developing Your Screenplay

Well now you've brought a producer on to it which you did not mention but unless you have major leverage, you won't be a producer on it so no development fee, no producing on set, no fee to give you...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 11-22-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By Northbank
Re: Packaging and Developing Your Screenplay

This doesn't make sense, please elaborate. What do you mean by "developing your screenplay"?
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-25-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,111
Posted By Northbank
Re: I Got More Meetings By Starting a Screenplay Development Company

So much weirdness to unpack here!

What is a "Screenplay Development Company" - a notes/coverage service? Or a production company?

No, wait, you're looking to "sign writers, and own their work" - so...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-18-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,503
Posted By Northbank
Re: PSA To All Film Schools Students and Graduates

Sounds like you have good query if you get read so much. Good for you. I never said queries never work, my post was in response to the OP's ridiculousness. Frankly they don't even know what their...
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