All Events to be held June 23-25, 2017 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport (2500 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505)

Cachet Literary Management

Cachet Literary Management

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Partial Client List Confidential.
How many writers do you represent? 10-12 clients
What is your percentage? 15%
How much promotion do you do for your clients? How much do you expect them to do? I promote my clients and their projects every opportunity I can.  The more proactive a client is the better chance for his or her success.  I encourage my writers to also network in the entertainment industry, take classes, seminars, and meet with VP execs and producers and connect with writers’ groups. Ideally, they need to continue to make contacts and develop business relationships just like I do. 
What do you look for in the writers you choose to represent? What should they look for when trying to choose an agent? I look for well-developed and fresh voices. I like to work with AFI grads or USC or other film schools.  Sometimes I develop projects from books or plays and it’s the personality of the writer that comes through or the idea that grabs me.  I mostly take clients by referral.  I like strong, clear voices and those who have developed their own writing style.  Writers who have mastered their craft be it in film and/or TV writing.   I read for character development, plot, dialogue, and for the total concept.  I like all genres.  I believe a productive client/manager relationship requires constant, effective communication and realistic expectations.  I establish this from the very beginning with a line of questions that each client answers before working with me and an interview.  Most important, you have to have a mutual trust.  And I only take on projects that I believe wholeheartedly in, that I’m completely passionate about.   As a manager, I work very closely with my clients, often it’s working holidays and weekends, so our personalities and business styles have to be a match.  I also only want to work with writers who appreciate feedback and can take notes and constructive criticism well, and with those who have a fierce desire to continually improve their craft and succeed. 

What should writers look for in a manager/agent?  This is a personal question that each writer needs to answer for themselves.  First, know the difference between working with an agent vs. a manager. As I mentioned before, having a mutual trust and respect is important.  I have experienced the other side, working with literary agents. It can be very frustrating and a writer can often feel powerless.  That makes me more sensitive and attuned to a writer’s needs: the creative process and dealing with rejections.

 

What type of material are you looking for? All genres in film and TV.  Novels and plays for adaptation purposes only.
How long are the terms of signing on with you? One year
Are you looking for interns? I am always looking for interns, readers and/or assistants.  I am also willing to train aspiring managers to join my company.
Do you only represent screenwriters, or do you rep other types of writers? I represent a few playwrights and novelists. I do not help writers publish.  My focus is developing projects for film and TV.  Some of my clients are active writer/ filmmakers, who are also producers and directors.
Do you represent other types of talent? (Directors, Actors, etc.) My focus is on writers.
Have you had success at pitching events before? This is my first event.
Is there any advice you would like to offer the writers who are pitching you? Do your research on writing loglines.  Practice your pitches and have fun with it! :)  You have to put yourself out there. Take risks and be vulnerable.  It takes tremendous courage, but it’s well worth it.  We all want you to succeed!