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Old 01-02-2006, 01:42 PM   #1
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Post LA Managers: Monster List of Lit.

To accompany LA Agents.

Co's are ranked simply according to number of writer/writer-producer clients on the books, most first. Firms of a similar size are grouped together although the breaks are pretty arbitrary--this is primarily meant as a comprehensive list of all legit lit managers.

There is no other ranking, players might mingle with poseurs, but ALL these firms pass the sniff test (ie the smallest represent at least one screenwriter who also has agency representation or a script set-up someplace real).

There are going to be a few omissions (mostly managers who don't operate from a banner company). That said, if a manager is not listed here, odds are they are predominantly talent or of the "Known Unto God and Inktip" variety, and I would verify them deeper than the HCD (eg Scriptsales and the trades).

Pls post any missing managers.


LIT MANAGERS (LA):

FIRM
GOTHAM GROUP
BENDERSPINK
INDUSTRY ENTERTAINMENT
ANONYMOUS CONTENT
BRILLSTEIN-GREY ENTERTAINMENT
CODE ENTERTAINMENT (Formerly Neverland Films)
PRINCIPATO/YOUNG MANAGEMENT
KUSTOM ENTERTAINMENT (Formerly Giant Robot)
BLUEPRINT ARTIST MANAGEMENT
CIRCLE OF CONFUSION
MAGNET MANAGEMENT
EVOLUTION ENTERTAINMENT
ENSEMBLE ENTERTAINMENT
MANAGEMENT 360
MOSAIC MEDIA GROUP
KAPLAN/PERRONE ENTERTAINMENT
HUNG ENTERTAINMENT GROUP (Jonathan Hung)
UNDERGROUND MANAGEMENT
3 ARTS ENTERTAINMENT
FUSE ENTERTAINMENT
SMART ENTERTAINMENT
NINE YARDS ENTERTAINMENT

MARATHON ENTERTAINMENT
JON KLANE COMPANY
BEDLAM MEDIA
ENERGY ENTERTAINMENT
H2F
MANUS ENTERTAINMENT
THE IT COMPANY
RPM INTERNATIONAL
INFINITY MANAGEMENT
CREATIVE CONVERGENCE (Formerly Mason/Burgess/Lifschultz)
FIELD ENTERTAINMENT
GRADE A ENTERTAINMENT
HOPSCOTCH PICTURES (Sukee Chew)
BLAIN & ASSOCIATES
JARET ENTERTAINMENT
ART WORK ENTERTAINMENT (Formerly Sager/Bloom)
OVERVIEW MANAGEMENT
FINEMAN ENTERTAINMENT
NEW WAVE ENTERTAINMENT
NIAD MANAGEMENT
CORNER OF THE SKY ENTERTAINMENT
THE WAX COMPANY
FOURSIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
MBST ENTERTAINMENT
KEY CREATIVES
OCTANE ENTERTAINMENT
RABINER/DAMATO ENTERTAINMENT
SHUMAN COMPANY

BLAZELAND ENTERTAINMENT
OCEANSIDE ENTERTAINMENT
FLASHPOINT ENTERTAINMENT
BONSAI ENTERTAINMENT
DONALDSON/SANDERS MANAGEMENT
MGMT. (Lisa Santos)
PARAGON MANAGEMENT (Formerly The Wallerstein Co.)
PHOENIX ORGANIZATION
JUDI FARKAS MANAGEMENT
MICHAEL SIEGEL & ASSOCIATES
SLAMDANCE MEDIA GROUP

DON KLEIN MANAGEMENT GROUP
FESTA ENTERTAINMENT
GROSS MANAGEMENT (Kenneth Gross)
GUY WALKS INTO A BAR (GWIAB)
EIGHTH SQUARE ENTERTAINMENT
BRAD GROSS MANAGEMENT
CLPM (Chris Pollack)
TUDOR MANAGEMENT GROUP
INTEGRATED FILMS & MANAGEMENT
JEFF ROSS MANAGEMENT
NERVIK COMPANY
PROTOCOL ENTERTAINMENT
STRONGHOLD ENTERTAINMENT

AEI-ATCHITY EDIT./ENTERTAINMENT INTERNATIONAL (AEI)
ALTER/SUN MANAGEMENT
ARPIL ENTERTAINMENT
BAUER COMPANY
BLUE TRAIN ENTERTAINMENT
KAREN EVANS MANAGEMENT
LONG VIEW MANAGEMENT
MAD HATTER FILMS
MARDIGIAN MANAGEMENT
COURSE MANAGEMENT
GALLAGHER LITERARY MANAGEMENT
EPIDEMIC PICTURES AND MANAGEMENT
KAPASIDY
KINETIC MANAGEMENT
MIRAGE ENTERPRISES
PITT GROUP
PRINCIPAL ENTERTAINMENT
QUATTRO MEDIA
SLADEK/TAAFFE PRODUCTIONS
THE SYNDICATE

A MANAGEMENT (Formerly Magus Entertainment)
ANDREA SIMON ENTERTAINMENT
ACUNA ENTERTAINMENT
BARRY KROST MANAGEMENT
BARRY PERELMAN ENTERPRISES
(Formerly Barry Perelman Agency)
BRIAN LUTZ MANAGEMENT
CHENG CAPLAN CO.
CINE/LIT REPRESENTATION
CONCEPT ENTERTAINMENT
CONCRETE ENTERTAINMENT
CONTRABAND FILMS
CORNICE ENTERTAINMENT
CREATIVE ENTERPRISES MANAGEMENT (Anthony Ridio)
CREATIVE MANAGEMENT GROUP (CMG)
CRESCENT SKY
EK FILMS (Eric Kim)
ELKINS ENTERTAINMENT
ENTERTAINMENT CONSULTING GROUP (ECG)
EXILE ENTERTAINMENT
FUEL FILMWORKS
INTERNATIONAL ARTS ENTERTAINMENT
LENHOFF & LENHOFF
LICHT ENTERTAINMENT
LOVETT MANAGEMENT
MEDIA TALENT GROUP (MTG)
MOCEAN PICTURES
REBAR MANAGEMENT
REBEL ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS
ROZON/MERCER MANAGEMENT
SCHIFF COMPANY
SUSAN SMITH COMPANY
THE COLLECTIVE
THRULINE ENTERTAINMENT
UNLIMITED MANAGEMENT



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Old 01-02-2006, 01:59 PM   #2
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Default Re: LA Managers: Monster List of Lit.

Awesome, thank Brough. I haven't looked at a list for a while, so it's good to get one that's organized as such. Thanks too for the Agency list as well.

Happy New Year everyone!
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Old 01-02-2006, 02:51 PM   #3
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Dang broughcut you are the man. thank you so much for doing that. you didn't have to

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Old 01-02-2006, 02:54 PM   #4
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That's a great list. The only thing I would change is flip CODE ENTERTAINMENT with THE GOTHAM GROUP.

CODE has more managers and bigger clients then GOTHAM.
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Old 01-02-2006, 03:04 PM   #5
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do you approach getting a manager the same way you would an agent? Meaning should I send out query letters to these people if I want a manager? Does anyone even need a manager?
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:28 PM   #6
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Default Re: LA Managers: Monster List of Lit.

A good manager will look after your career. An agent cuts to the chase. They make the actual deals happen, but you'd be lucky to get one open to establishing a solid one on one relationship with you.

For this reason, I'd shoot my queries to managers first. Not because they're supposedly "easier" to get a meeting with but because in general, they spend more time with you and you learn about the business, not just about writing. Many managers are producers which icould be a useful education in itself.

I, myself, am looking forward to a good January. Good luck.
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Old 01-04-2006, 01:23 PM   #7
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Default Re: LA Managers: Monster List of Lit.

No Qaz, you don't need a manager. I used to think I didn't need one, till I got one myself. And now I know they can be extremely beneficial. Mine used to be a creative executive and his sense of story is impeccable. And my script, and writing, has benefited immensely. Plus his industry contacts don't hurt either.

But as has been mentioned before, be careful of managers who are producers and want to attach themselves as such to your script. It can kill a deal pretty quick.
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Old 01-04-2006, 03:33 PM   #8
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how much of a cut do managers usually take? I heard between 10-15%. Is this true? And then would a person still need an agent?
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Old 01-04-2006, 03:52 PM   #9
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Yes and Yes.


Managers develop talent and careers.

Agents negotiate deals.
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Old 01-04-2006, 03:54 PM   #10
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Lit managers take 10%. But you will always need an agent (10%) or attorney (5% or fixed/hourly fee) to negotiate the deal. If a lit manager asks for more than 10% they are dodgy and you should walk. Can we keep this thread for discussion of specific managers. I've upped Code to the top group--thanks for the feedback.
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