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Old 12-30-2010, 10:43 AM   #31
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Try this guy:

http://www.artistsandartisans.com/index.htm

Book agent with lots of experience selling to Hollywood. If your agent doesn't handle film rights (or have experience in that area), then this is the type of agent you would want for this kind of deal.
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:47 AM   #32
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By the way, I have to take exception to the "small novels" comment. I don't consider a novel by a New York publisher that gets placed in bookstores across the country, one that took a year to write, small
It's a huge accomplishment and congratulations on that. But, you should probably be as objective about this process as you can if you want to make progress on the scripted side. Unless your name is Grisham or Childs, or something on that order, a crime novel about a detective dealing with a serial killer is small, in terms of what Hollywood is looking for. I don't know the book business, but I can give you a pretty good sense of what the feature marketplace wants in terms of IP.
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:55 AM   #33
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Maybe next year I'll write "GLADIATOR 2: The Rise of Maximus."

Until then, I've got to sell what I've got. Since I'm a starving writer, maybe I need a starving agent.
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:57 AM   #34
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How did you get this deal in the first place?
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:10 AM   #35
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SB,

No, I don't write big, commercial scripts, no "Iron Man 2" or "Spy Kids 26." Just my small, dark novels and scripts. I just had a movie produced, though, with some fairly well-known stars, so I have that going for me.

Funny, but I feel worse about my writing since coming on this board
It's not about your writing, it's about the marketplace, I haven't read your stuff nor have (I assume) any of the people who responded to your question. Which, of course, is not to say that you won't sell the film rights to your novel and get it made. I'm just trying to share a little insight from the perspective of a person who reads queries, and scripts a lot and spends a lot of time talking to buyers.
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:12 AM   #36
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Hey, I appreciate all the feedback. That's why I joined the forums.

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It's not about your writing, it's about the marketplace, I haven't read your stuff nor have (I assume) any of the people who responded to your question. Which, of course, is not to say that you won't sell the film rights to your novel and get it made. I'm just trying to share a little insight from the perspective of a person who reads queries, and scripts a lot and spends a lot of time talking to buyers.
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:32 AM   #37
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I'm looking for an agent, because I'm tired of sending out dozens of queries a week to producers. It's worth 10% to get back to writing, not spending all my time selling.
Hey Chuck - I've been thinking about your situation some more. Since you love writing more than the business side, I say adapt your novel into a screenplay first then start querying again. I think you'd be able to drum up a lot more interest that way.
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:34 AM   #38
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That's exactly what I'm going to do. Hopefully, with a script in hand and a book on the way, I'll get more interest.

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Hey Chuck - I've been thinking about your situation some more. Since you love writing more than the business side, I say adapt your novel into a screenplay first then start querying again. I think you'd be able to drum up a lot more interest that way.
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:41 AM   #39
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There's already a GLADIATOR 2 spec floating around out there.

BTW Congrats Chuck! Hope you find a rep.

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Old 12-30-2010, 11:43 AM   #40
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Thanks. Maybe an agent will be a late Christmas gift.

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There's already a GLADIATOR 2 spec floating around out there.

BTW Congrats Chuck! Hope you find a rep.

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