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Old 11-20-2005, 08:33 PM   #11
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Default Re: LA Agents: The Bumper list of Boutiques

Agreed. The business isn't really about specs. Sales research won't uncover agencies that can set up assignments and work-for-hire. And every agency will have better and worse agents for new writers. We have names, but the crap shoot continues.

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Old 11-20-2005, 08:34 PM   #12
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I honestly don't know. I've heard often that the Big 3 are now they Big 5, and that's CAA, WM, ICM, UTA and Endeavor. But I really don't "know" anything.
Pooks, you are too modest. Besides, I was just wondering "where's UTA?" along with you.
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Old 01-07-2006, 08:44 PM   #13
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There's Paradigm. Are they still around...?

As for Jim Preminger...if that's a big boutique, God help us all. They're located above a Super Cuts (or something) and have sporadic front desk service. (They're not exactly awash in business.) One of their agents hip pocketed a script of mine, then called me within a day or two to say Granada America had agreed to fund it. A week after that, I signed onto a different project, and when I didn't give the agency a cut (they were only repping me on a "per project" basis, after all), I couldn't get my phone calls returned. (Easy to do when the other end has no receptionist and all you can do is yell at an answering machine.)
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Old 01-08-2006, 08:56 AM   #14
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Paradigm are already up there.

The list is at crossed purposes. Started off as boutiques, then became a list of all lit agencies and those with large client lists like Preminger (who've got 50 odd writers on their roster) got put towards the top. Preminger doesn't seem to have many working writers though, as you say. I will tweak it later: (bonafide) Boutiques - Medium sized - Small agencies.

views on who else should be left in/out of a tighter boutiques category welcome, as always.


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Old 01-08-2006, 10:30 AM   #15
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I apparently didn't get the memo that the Big 5 is now the Big 3. In all my years in this business it's always been considered the Big 5.

When did UTA and Endeavor get demoted? And what did they do to deserve that demotion?
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Old 01-08-2006, 11:31 AM   #16
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Nope, but apparently you didn't get post #7 over the page.

This was put up after CE recommended people focus on the boutiques rather than the likes of ICM, and someone asked who the "boutiques" were...

Fact remains that the "big three" each have around twice as many agents and clients than UTA or Endeavor.

UTA and Endeavor are powerhouse writers agencies, however, (perhaps more so than CAA, ICM or WMA) which is why they top the list.

It's a slightly larger agency, but does UTA outclass BWCS? Considering this is for writers, I think placing any of the "top five" on a pedestal above BWCS would be a bit of a distortion. So, they are grouped together.

I missed the memo that Code is bigger than Gotham Group
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Old 01-09-2006, 10:47 AM   #17
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Paradigm are already up there.

The list is at crossed purposes. Started off as boutiques, then became a list of all lit agencies and those with large client lists like Preminger (who've got 50 odd writers on their roster) got put towards the top. Preminger doesn't seem to have many working writers though, as you say. I will tweak it later: (bonafide) Boutiques - Medium sized - Small agencies.

views on who else should be left in/out of a tighter boutiques category welcome, as always.


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Old 01-23-2006, 08:52 PM   #18
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Wait a sec,

When contacting these agents, what do you tell or ask them if you have a couple scripts you want them to read. What is the best way to get represented? Send them a query letter? A script? What's the best way to get represented?
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Old 01-24-2006, 01:10 AM   #19
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Eyes, Only target ONE script. You need to either choose which you thnk is the best, and market the hell out of that, OR if you can';t choose one, look at current trends and sales within the agency, and send what's closest to that. And do it all via Query.
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Old 02-13-2006, 10:25 PM   #20
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