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  • aruna
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    Could someone please tell me what exactly a manager does, and how the manager's role differs from that of the agent? What are the costs involved? How come it's easier to get a manager than an agent (if that is the case?)

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  • aruna
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    Hi broughcut, here I am at last!

    I'm going to take your advice and seek an LA manager. Does anyone have a suggestion for my first attempt?

    I am a published author of three novels; I've written two screenplays, one an adaptation from my first novel, and one original. The latter is the spec script I'm trying to sell right now.

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  • Colt45
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    How could I find out the names of these individual managers?

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  • Deus Ex Machine
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    Any letter should be addressed specifically to the person you want to reach. Never use to whom it may concern or some generic job title, be specific. Being an informed and professional businessman is 50% of the job of being a successful writer whose livelihood will depend on your ability to develop and maintain contacts in the industry.

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  • Frankclone
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    Does the same protocol apply to querying managers, i.e., addressing to a specific person? And are these names included in sources like Hwd Creatv Dir.?

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  • BROUGHCUT
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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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  • Deus Ex Machine
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    Yes and Yes.


    Managers develop talent and careers.

    Agents negotiate deals.

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  • Qazworld
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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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  • argo
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    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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  • roscoegino
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    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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  • Qazworld
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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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  • The White Album
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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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  • baldstunter
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    Dang broughcut you are the man. thank you so much for doing that. you didn't have to

    peace

    bs

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  • Cesahr
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    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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  • BROUGHCUT
    started a topic LA Managers: Monster List of Lit.

    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


    Last edited by BROUGHCUT; 01-04-2006, 12:49 PM.
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