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Old 02-27-2009, 12:29 AM   #1
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Default Which Manager To Go With?

Manager A: manager-producer. Company has made some big movies. But it looks like he only recently became a manager. Was assistant prior. Wants to give project a few years to set up and reluctant to move on any other projects or introduce you around.

Manager B: a go-getter. Vastly smaller company with less huge studio movies but has a good solid rep and seems like a nice guy and a bit easier to talk to. Also manager-producer but seems to have more time to devote to me. Wants to set up meetings for me.

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Old 02-27-2009, 12:42 AM   #2
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Both sound plausible/possible.

A is new so maybe hungry for success (although conservatism maybe an issue).

B will at least put you in a few doors.

B sounds like the one to go with
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Old 02-27-2009, 02:28 AM   #3
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Whichever one is motivated in getting you signed with an agency to sell your material.
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:55 AM   #4
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B.

B.

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Old 02-27-2009, 08:58 AM   #5
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Unless I'm misunderstanding your post, spending "several years" to set up your script sounds like an extremely long time.

From everything I've heard, the key in this business is getting assignments. You can't do that without meetings. Why would he be reluctant to introduce you around? That's odd.
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:15 AM   #6
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Several years? Sounds like he's less interested in being a manager - and in your career - than in getting a free option forever, and hoping your script will get HIM into the business.

B, or keep querying.
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:02 PM   #7
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I would say B. I agree that's one of THE most important parts of having an agent/manager, getting you in the door to meet people that can hire you and this guy seems to be that one. Plus, seems like, from what you've said, you'd have a better working relationship with guy B, which is another HUGE part of the rep you work with. So I agree with those who've said B.
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:19 PM   #8
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Definitely A, without question, no doubt.

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Old 02-27-2009, 12:20 PM   #9
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Just messin', lordmanji.

I agree with everyone else. I'd go with B.

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Old 02-27-2009, 12:22 PM   #10
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But answer me this, do you have a C?

'Cause then I might answer differently if you got a C.

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