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Old 08-08-2007, 05:32 PM   #1
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Default High Level Studio Wish List

Say you had a high concept action adventure script to send out (as Im sure many of you do), who would be your top target people?

Who are the senior high level execs - the green light guys at the major studios?

Who is hot at the moment?

I'm talking ultimate wish list, but not the obvious, high profile types.
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:52 PM   #2
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I would target agents, managers and prod co's....not studio execs.
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Old 08-08-2007, 06:04 PM   #3
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I'm not looking for advice - just names.
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Old 08-08-2007, 06:20 PM   #4
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I'm not looking for advice - just names.
Sorry pal. This is Done Deal. No information here; only advice.
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Old 08-08-2007, 06:25 PM   #5
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Sorry pal. This is Done Deal. No information here; only advice.
I was hoping no one would spot this flaw in my plan...
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Old 08-08-2007, 07:52 PM   #6
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Justin Silvera at New Wave Entertainment. jsilvera@nwe.com. Anna Babbet is the assistant most likely to pick up the phone when you call for justin, and most likely to read your email/query.

Lauren Levy (creative executive) at Miramax Films. I've recently gotten Lauren on the phone, as well as her assistant, Alexa.

JC Spink at BenderSpink (you can actually get a submission form from their website at www.benderspink.com) and he does do the festival circuit. If JC doesn't answer your call directly or your email, jspink@benderspink.com, expect to hear from his right-hand man, Mike Klein.

Bryan Miller at Phantom Four Films (front man/reader at David Goyer's place).

Happy hunting,

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Old 08-09-2007, 04:42 AM   #7
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I would target agents, managers and prod co's....not studio execs.
I second this. Logical sequence would be:

1) Manager - who will help you get an agent leads to...
2) Agent - who has the informatin you are looking for i.e. who is hot, who is looking for what at and will send it out to select...
3) Production companies - if one or more producers are interested they will take the script to...
4) Studio execs
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Old 08-09-2007, 11:13 AM   #8
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What? SIMPLE, DUMB question: you can go to production companies with a query and they'll give money to make it NOT with their production company? ??

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Old 08-09-2007, 11:44 AM   #9
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What? SIMPLE, DUMB question: you can go to production companies with a query and they'll give money to make it NOT with their production company?
No but production companies are amongst the most approachable people in the industry and if they like your script they'll discuss it with a distribution agent and try to get a studio interested.

I may be wrong but sometimes it seems there's an obsession with getting an agent. To some extent that's understandable because a lot of people will only read work submitted by an agent, but getting an agent can be made easier by not getting one first. If you see what I mean. A very workable path can be prodco > manager > agent.

Generally the most important attachment, apart from an A-list star - so fuggetaboutit, is a reputable producer. So don't put all your eggs in the getting-an-agent basket.

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An agent can place your work in a position to be bid on in a competitive marketplace.

A production company or studio will lowball you if they're the only ones bidding for your work.
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