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How to Manage Your Agent: A Writer's Guide to Hollywood Representation from Focal Press provides you with insights to the world of Hollywood representation. This softcover book takes you through the inner sanctums of Hollywood's power-brokers so you can learn how they influence what pitches get bought, what projects get sold, and which writers get hired.
Chad Gervich is a television writer/producer, bestselling author, and award-winning playwright. He has written, produced, or developed shows for almost every major network and studio in Hollywood. In this book he shares tips from top-level executives, agents, managers, producers, and writers to help you get the most our of your own agent.
No Vocation Without Representation
Types of Representation
Anatomy of an Agency
Quick Overview of the Feature Business
Original Material-Specs and Pitches
Writers-for-Hire-Development, Open Assignments, and Rewriters
A Quick Overview of the TV Business
How Agents Help Clients Get Hired
Development Season…or, Selling Your Own TV Show;
OTHER TYPES OF LITERARY AGENTS:
Video Game Agents
Digital Media Agents
YOU AND YOUR AGENT:
Finding and Agent;
Working with Your Agent
Parting Ways with an Agent
Networking in Hollywood
Getting Your Own Job in Hollywood
Glossary, Agency Contact Info, Professional Orgs and Associations