"How to Manage Your Agent"


A Writer's Guide to Hollywood Representation By Chad Gervich, Set To Release October 31st

Last Updated: September 17, 2013 6:47 pm GMT
(New York, United States--September 17, 2013) Have you written the script for the next "Argo" or "The Big Bang Theory" and need the right agent to sell it? Not sure whether to accept an if-come or a script commitment? Debating which manager is right to steer your career? Well, look no further than the upcoming title from Focal Press, "How to Manage Your Agent: A Writer's Guide to Hollywood Representation" by Chad Gervich. This book is set for release on October 31st.

Pre-order on Amazon, here: http://amzn.to/197XTga.

"Simply put, anyone who has the questions: 'Why doesn't my agent call me back; what does he do all day??' 'My agent is telling me that I need another new sample!! What should I write and why?', or 'How do agents pitch me to executives?' should read this book." - Christel Miller, Network Executive, Current Programming, NBC

"Chad is that rare writer that not only has written for series television and sold pilots, he has the ability to take a confusing subject and make it accessible and understandable to writers and aspiring writers of any level. This book is AWESOME." - Aaron Korsh, Creator/Executive Producer, Suits

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.

Maximize your own representation and kick your career into overdrive with tips from Hollywood's top agents, managers, writers, producers, and executives! You'll learn:
  • How agents prioritize client lists... and how to guarantee you're at the top

  • When to approach new representation... and how 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

Pre-Order on Amazon: http://amzn.to/197XTga

About The Author
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, including E!'s After Lately, starring Chelsea Handler; Disney Channel's Dog With a Blog; Food Network's Cupcake Wars; and ABC's Wipeout. Chad's first book, Small Screen, Big Picture: A Writer's Guide to the TV Business, has been a staple in film and TV writing programs at USC, UCLA, California State University, Long Island University, as well as in programs at NBC, CBS, and the Writers Guild.

About Focal Press
For 75 years Focal Press has published books that support creative goals by offering leading-edge expert knowledge, techniques, and tools. They strive to provide exceptional, engaging, and practical content that helps their audience create without limitation.

They are the leading publisher in the field of media technology, providing expert answers on filmmaking and postproduction, photography, audio and music technology, animation and gaming, media art and journalism, theatre, web and interactive design.

In 2012 Focal Press was acquired by the Taylor & Francis Group, and with their sister imprint Routledge, they offer a complete portfolio of products covering the theory and practice of media and the arts.


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