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7th Apr 2017
Figuring out how to get a bona fide literary management company to represent you is complicated, especially if you’re new(ish) to the entertainment industry. Unlike most things, Googling “literary managers” won’t instantly answer your questions. It’s a confusing marketplace, due, in part, to the semi-collapse of the full-time script development job market in LA in recent times. Coupled with the rise of the snakeoil/peripheral manager who’s turned to management as a sort-of last ‘throw of the career dice’, the sheer volume of “managers” out there can be bewildering.
Think you’re ready to start searching for a manager? Here are twenty great places to start, all based in the epicenter of the entertainment world – Hollywood, CA.
1) Zero Gravity
Zero Gravity is one of the biggest names in the literary management business. While they’re primarily known for managing screenwriters, directors, and actors, they also are heavily involved in development, finance, and the sale of projects. In short, they have their hands in everything.
One of ZG’s most recent projects that was picked up is a TV series based on Matthew Goodman’s story of Neli Bly’s race around the world. EXTRACTION, written by ZG’s Max Adams and starring ZG’s Kellan Lutz, is also currently in development. ZG have also produced projects that have involved some of the biggest names in the business; Samuel L. Jackson starred in ARENA, whilst Michael Caine and Demi Moore starred in the British heist movie, FLAWLESS.
Read the full article at Industrial Scripts
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