The Screenwriter's Guide to Agents and Managers

The Screenwriter's Guide to Agents and Managers

by John Scott Lewinski
     
 

The lessons to be learned from this helpful guide show aspiring screenwriters, television writers, and novelists how to catch an agent’s eye and develop a successful scriptwriting career. Step-by-step instructions reveal how to get around the “Catch 22” of the trade—that you can’t get an agent until you’ve sold a script.

Overview


The lessons to be learned from this helpful guide show aspiring screenwriters, television writers, and novelists how to catch an agent’s eye and develop a successful scriptwriting career. Step-by-step instructions reveal how to get around the “Catch 22” of the trade—that you can’t get an agent until you’ve sold a script. Interviews with prominent agents and managers disclose how the power brokers choose material, what kinds of writers command their attention, and what they expect from the writers they sign on. Tips on how to write a winning spec script, how to word an effective query letter, how to forge a sound relationship with reps, and other invaluable advice fill this insider’s guide.

Editorial Reviews

WCFO Newsline
"The book ends with handy listsof agents, production companies, a glossary, and online sources."
Booknews
Writing in a gossipy, informal style, Lewinski (journalist and writer for TV and film) gives screenwriters the drill on those whose opinions matter most. Using interviews of professionals in each chapter, as well as anecdotes and the fruits of his own experience, Lewinski covers the gamut of the industry, including motion picture and television agents; big house, mid-sized, and boutique agencies; managers; the legal perspective, including contracts; new media agents; and tips on producing a finished script. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581150797
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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