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Old 10-03-2016, 07:15 PM   #11
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IMDB Pro isn't always updated or current so do keep that in mind.

Is this manager a literary manager since they seem to have so much "talent" on their roster?
I should know this. But I don't. And that is not a good sign. I need to have a longer conversation with him.
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Old 10-04-2016, 08:22 PM   #12
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I can definitively tell you that most management clients do not get big checks coming in.

Of course, you will be at the bottom of your manager's list if you haven't made him/her any money yet. Not sure switching managers will change that much. The change will come after you sell stuff. Unless you switch to someone who just got promoted and has very few clients I guess.
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Old 08-29-2019, 02:58 AM   #13
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I wish I had been reading the threads when this discussion was around. Still, an interesting topic. I wonder if anyone has experienced a combination of the three types (small, medium, large) and noticed a difference?
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:55 AM   #14
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Iíve been at a big and medium now and I can tell you it makes zero difference.

Juunit is right, they will pay more attention to the ones who make them more money. The only exception is the honeymoon phase in the beginning of your relationship.
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Old 08-29-2019, 11:13 AM   #15
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Iíve been at a big and medium now and I can tell you it makes zero difference.

Juunit is right, they will pay more attention to the ones who make them more money. The only exception is the honeymoon phase in the beginning of your relationship.
Agreed.

And it's the same everywhere: Ever notice how when you've got stuff popping the rep is all over you, but when you don't they're like "Meh... I'll get to them." Agents and managers are the same way in that regard.

It's interesting to look at it from behind the scenes to see who's getting the attention and who isn't and why.

EXTREMES as an EXAMPLE: My ex had a client who was making 100k a week script doctoring on a huge movie that was already shooting. He wrote for 9 weeks. You do the math. At the same time she had a client that was making zero dollars. Guess which one she didn't mind sitting on the phone with for an hour and which one she quickly rushed off the phone with. (The irony is that the dude she didn't have time for is a huge producer now and probably richer, more famous, and more in demand by the industry, as he was up for an Oscar. For all I know, the other writer is working for/with him now... which is to say: ALWAYS be cool to people, you never know where they'll end up.)
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Old 08-30-2019, 06:35 PM   #16
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Iíve been at a big and medium now and I can tell you it makes zero difference.

Juunit is right, they will pay more attention to the ones who make them more money. The only exception is the honeymoon phase in the beginning of your relationship.

Does it make a difference in where they can get the scripts to? I.e. a more powerful manager can get it to a higher up versus a more junior person?
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Old 08-30-2019, 08:45 PM   #17
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Ideally, yes more experienced managers will have more valuable relationships, but more than likely your script will still be read by an assistant first.

Go with someone who you can be friends with-- then they'll fight for you.
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Old 08-30-2019, 09:04 PM   #18
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This is all the fun stuff to talk about, but when you're in my position and most writers who aren't near the top, you don't really get to choose. You can aim your script with your bow and arrow, but you cant pick which rep you'll hit. And which one will even know you're alive to try to rep you.

So I'm saying this thread is for writers who can switch reps easily because any rep would take them. For the rest of us, it's just a mental/wish fulfillment exercise. It's not that helpful is what I'm saying.
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Old 08-30-2019, 09:34 PM   #19
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Ideally, yes more experienced managers will have more valuable relationships, but more than likely your script will still be read by an assistant first.

Go with someone who you can be friends with-- then they'll fight for you.

Did you see a difference in how managers work with their clients? Some are more hands on then others.
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Old 08-31-2019, 10:00 AM   #20
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This is all the fun stuff to talk about, but when you're in my position and most writers who aren't near the top, you don't really get to choose. You can aim your script with your bow and arrow, but you cant pick which rep you'll hit. And which one will even know you're alive to try to rep you.

So I'm saying this thread is for writers who can switch reps easily because any rep would take them. For the rest of us, it's just a mental/wish fulfillment exercise. It's not that helpful is what I'm saying.
TRUTH!

If you've never been repped, never worked with anyone, never sold anything, etc. Take anyone who's willing to work with you, at first.

Gotta be honest: My current rep didn't care that I used to be at CAA, sold, that last script was developed with a huge producer. Only cared about THIS script.

You gotta be pretty high up or pretty hot (in this climate) to have choices.
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