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  • JoeBanks
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    for someone who signed a letter claiming that the WGA's strategy against the ATA has been disastrous, Greg Berlanti sold a show to ABC today:

    https://deadline.com/2019/08/abc-dra...on-1202702598/

    there were numerous other announcements on Deadline of other show orders or new overall deals, none of which were repped by agencies:

    https://deadline.com/2019/08/netflix...er-1202702383/

    https://deadline.com/2019/08/john-hl...os-1202703035/

    https://deadline.com/2019/08/lizzie-...el-1202702120/

    if this is what disaster looks like for writers, i'd hate to see what Nagy et al. call success

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  • GucciGhostXXX
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    Originally posted by DangoForth View Post
    Based on everything she's been quoted on over the past month, it seems Nagy has the most respect out of everyone for her own opinion.

    Ha!

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  • DangoForth
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    Based on everything she's been quoted on over the past month, it seems Nagy has the most respect out of everyone for her own opinion.

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  • figment
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    Writers are withholding donations to UCLA because of Nagy.

    http://dailybruin.com/2019/08/22/scr..._slrqCg_sA6RGw

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  • DangoForth
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    "I mean, sure, I want what's right. But I don't want to be inconvenienced by what it requires to get there."

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  • finalact4
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    https://deadline.com/2019/08/working...te-1202672007/

    the only writer who didn't fire his agent. and he's wondering why he's being singled out? idk, maybe it's because you broke the rules?

    i mean, he cites the rule, but doesn't seem comprehend its meaning?

    https://deadline.com/2019/08/phyllis...es-1202671383/

    and Nagy's fear mongering is really irritating because it's so manipulative. the current leadership cannot respond with information that's sensitive to the on going negotiations.

    she says the WGAs will go on strike if the don't have the ATA resolved before the new contract for flim and TV is signed. but correct me if i'm wrong but SAG doesn't have a signed contract with ATA either, and they're doing just fine with their status quo.

    her complaints about not having an Agent are disingenuous-- she can have a new agent tomorrow, she just can't have one that hasn't signed the new agreement. so, if she really wants an agent, get one.

    the truth is she doesn't want an agent, she wants her agent and the lucrative packaging deals that go with it.

    from Nagy's twitter feed...
    We are not running on a "moral premise." Leadership is. We're the pragmatists.
    iow, "status quo."

    she deflects questions she doesn't want to answer with rhetoric to support her thin messages.

    i mean, if you're running for the highest office in the guild you have a responsibility to answer the ****ing questions posed by the membership you intend to serve. but she can't, because it doesn't seem like she even knows what she would do. she clearly deflects questions. direct questions.

    she doesn't seem to be in it for anything other than getting her agent back.

    am i being too harsh? i'd love to hear an argument that proves i'm wrong.

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  • GucciGhostXXX
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    Originally posted by Bono View Post
    Is this response in the right thread Gucci? Maybe. So many threads!
    Yeah, JoeBanks mentioned them a few post up. I'm a little late.

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  • Bono
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    Is this response in the right thread Gucci? Maybe. So many threads!

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  • GucciGhostXXX
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    Yup, all people like Shonda/Berlanti/Murphy really need is a lawyer.

    If I was them I wouldn't have a manager nor agent. Why bother. And please don't say packaging. LOL

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  • Bono
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    People in Hollywood switch jobs all the time....

    Exec to Manager/Agent
    Agent to Manager
    Manager to Agent
    Manager to Exec
    Manager to Writer
    Writer to Manager

    And all those to depressed.... I mean rich. Sorry typo.

    Yada Yada...

    It's very common from what I've seen. Nothing amiss...

    In a town where hair dressers to stars become big producers (JON PETERS) this is nothing....

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  • catcon
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    I don't know if it's remotely interesting or relevant, but recently I pitched a long-time executive and found out that she's joined Verve as an agent. This was in 2018, and is either in addition to her ongoing creative projects, or is her new majority career - I don't know.

    But, a creative/producer becoming an agent? What might that mean? Anybody else know of such things?

    (She didn't respond to this particular pitch, to her @gmail address, but had previously, once.)

    PS. I absolutely don't mean to suggest anything's amiss; only that I'm wondering if this suggests some sort of hiring strategy etc. on the part of agencies
    Last edited by catcon; 08-19-2019, 06:20 AM. Reason: Added PS

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  • Friday
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    Originally posted by JoeBanks View Post
    well... if they're staffed on shows, presumably they either returned to the room for the current season or hustled, e.g., WGA Staffing Portal and connections, to land a new staffing gig on an existing show.

    and if they're developing, that's kind of starting to happen now so either they're with Verve/KS/Buchwald or just hustling through connections to get meetings.

    then there are those who purportedly fired their Big 4 agents but (allegedly) continue to have them set stuff up for them...

    Hmm. Interesting. Thanks. I guess it hurts the writers who are on the shyer side, who might have really relied on their agents rather than hustling themselves.

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  • JoeBanks
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    Originally posted by Friday View Post
    So, the writers that fired their agents...where are they going? Verve? The lure of CAA and WME is that they have all this juice and intel that smaller firms don't have, but the packaging thing is a turn off.
    well... if they're staffed on shows, presumably they either returned to the room for the current season or hustled, e.g., WGA Staffing Portal and connections, to land a new staffing gig on an existing show.

    and if they're developing, that's kind of starting to happen now so either they're with Verve/KS/Buchwald or just hustling through connections to get meetings.

    then there are those who purportedly fired their Big 4 agents but (allegedly) continue to have them set stuff up for them...

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  • Friday
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    So, the writers that fired their agents...where are they going? Verve? The lure of CAA and WME is that they have all this juice and intel that smaller firms don't have, but the packaging thing is a turn off.

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  • JoeBanks
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    Originally posted by Bono View Post
    My only question is, when this is all over, will any writer than isn't a Top 5% writer even want an agent?

    I recall my first set of big managers went out with my spec w/o agents and got the same juice it seemed. They said, we shouldn't get agents until we needed them, and that they just in the way...
    i suspect there will be some in the Shonda/Berlanti/Murphy echelon who go Fi-Core regardless of how things ultimately shake out (although there were similar threats during the 2007 strike and only a handful of writers, and no real big names, actually followed through). frankly, it would be better for next year's negotiations with the studios if they did it now and relieve the guild of a replay of these same shenanigans when the MBA negotiations get underway

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