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Old 11-20-2005, 05:44 PM   #1
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Default LA Agents: The Bumper list of Boutiques

All these companies are lit agencies based in Los Angeles.

Approximately ranked according to the size of their lit departments, largest first.

More meaningful (especially for medium and smaller sized agencies) would be to identify which agencies are regularly spotted with material on prodco/studio tracking boards, and how popular their clients are on approved-writer lists.

If anyone has this info please post below.

Ditto if I have missed an agency, or misclassified one.

By popular demand:

CAA
WMA
ICM

Power-boutiques:

UTA
Endeavor

Broder Webb Chervi Silbermann
Paradigm
Gersh


Boutiques (to be revised):

Metropolitan Talent Agency
Agency For The Performing Arts
Lynn Pleshette Literary Agency
Original Artists
Innovative Artists
Sarnoff Co.
Hohman/Maybank/Lieb
Preferred Artisis
Rabineau Wachter And Sanford Literary Agency
Bohrman Agency
Kohner Agency
Shapiro-Lichtman
Maggie Roiphe Agency


Medium-sized lit agencies:

Dytman & Associates
Kaplan-Stahler-Gumer-Braun Agency
Don Buchwald
Rothman Brecher Agency
Summit Talent & Literary Agency
Brant Rose Agency
Monteiro/Rose/Dravis Agency
Alpern Group
Read (Melissa Read)
Warden/White & Associates
Candace Lake Agency
Above The Line Agency
Acme Talent & Literary Agency
Working Artists Agency
Artists Agency
Callamaro Literary Agency
Jim Preminger Agency

Small lit agencies:

Abrams Artists
Callamaro Literary Agency
Irene Webb Literary
The Kim Agency
Peter Turner Agency
Field-Cech Agency
Larry Grossman & Associates
Mechanic Company
Michael Lewis & Associates
Stein Agency
Gage Group
Larchmont Literary Agency


Guild-signatory agencies with a lit department but no writers identified on their client list:

Geddes Agency
Chasin Agency
Laya Gelff Agency
Media Artists Group Literary
Stone Manners Talent & Literary

This list will have some holes in it but is reasonably comprehensive. If companies on the WGA Agency List are not included above it’s because they are not lit agents, not on the radar, or no longer in business. Many of the agencies on the WGA’s published list of signatories do not actually represent writers.

Please post any other omissions below. Once I verify the details I will edit them in.

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Old 11-20-2005, 06:19 PM   #2
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Awesome, thanks.
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Old 11-20-2005, 07:05 PM   #3
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Where's UTA?
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Old 11-20-2005, 07:36 PM   #4
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CAA
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Old 11-20-2005, 07:57 PM   #5
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Thanks, Brough.
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Old 11-20-2005, 08:04 PM   #6
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Old 11-20-2005, 08:09 PM   #7
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Where's UTA?
I had doubts about adding Endeavor, are they really still a "boutique". UTA has out-grown that label, I think.

That said, UTA is only a handful of agents and a few hundred clients larger than Endeavor. CAA, ICM and WMA have closer to a thousand more clients and nearly twice as many agents each than UTA. So, if Endeavor's on the list, UTA should be there...

Do you agree that for writers, Endeavor and UTA are at least the equal of CAA and ICM? They are not really boutiques. Then again, is BWCS? It is only small relative to the other big-guns because it is uniquely dedicated to TV and motion picture lit.
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Old 11-20-2005, 08:25 PM   #8
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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.
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More meaningful (especially for medium and smaller sized agencies) would be to identify which agencies are regularly spotted with material on prodco/studio tracking boards, and how popular their clients are on approved-writer lists.

I use donedealpro for the first half of that search.
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I use donedealpro for the first half of that search.
Past sales are certainly useful, but dominated by the CAAs and WMAs and present an uneven picture. What about the agencies that are "odds-on" for a spec sale but not selling; consistently hitting the spot solid material and getting their clients assignment work… To get a feel for this you really need to be a reader or have access to tracking lists.
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