First published in 2013. Have you written the script for the next box office blockbuster or hit TV show and just need the right agent to sell it? Not sure whether to accept an if-come deal or a script commitment? Debating which manager is the right choice to steer your career? Well, worry no more...How to Manage Your Agent is a fun, friendly guide to the world of literary representation. Enter the inner sanctums of Hollywood's power-brokers and learn how they influence what pitches get bought, what projects get sold, and which writers get hired. Find tips from top-level executives, agents, managers, producers, and writers to help you maximize your own representation and kick your career into overdrive! You'll learn: How agents prioritize their client list... and ways to guarantee you're at the top; When to approach new representation... and what you need to capture their interest; Hollywood's secret buying schedule... and how to ensure you're on it; The truth about packaging... where it helps and when it hurts; Which agents are best for you... and where to find them; Advice on acing your first agent meeting... and why so many writers blow it; Managers' tricks for creating buzz... and when to use them yourself; How to fire your agent... without killing your career; When you don't need representation... and how to succeed without it. The value of good representation is undeniable-especially in a world where agents and managers control which projects (and careers) live or die. How to Manage Your Agent puts you on the inside track to get your work the attention it deserves!

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Part I: Represent!

chapter 1|9 pages

No Vocation Without Representation

chapter 2|16 pages

Types of Representation

chapter 4|15 pages

The Life of an Agent

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Part II: Television Agents

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Part III: Feature Agents

chapter 8|14 pages

A Quick Overview of the Feature Business

chapter 9|35 pages

Original Material—Specs and Pitches

part |2 pages

Part IV: Digital Media

chapter 11|28 pages

Navigating a New World

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Part V: You and Your Agent

chapter 12|39 pages

Finding Representation

chapter 13|20 pages

Working with Your Representation

chapter 14|13 pages

Parting Ways with Your Representation

chapter 15|16 pages

Networking in Hollywood