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Gallagher Talent Management

Gallagher Talent Management

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What is the best way to contact you? Email or Virtual Pitchfest
Partial Client List Past and Present Clients have included Dan O’Bannon – ALIEN, TOTAL RECALL, Stan Lee, Tim Allen, Drew Carey, Janeane Garofalo, Johnny Cash, Luke Perry, Rose McGowan, Aidan Gallagher 
How many writers do you represent? 5-20
What is your percentage? 10
How much promotion do you do for your clients? How much do you expect them to do? We leave it up to writers how much they wish to promote themselves and suggest it highly.   We get the scripts in the “write” hands.  Bottom line is it’s always the writing that does the talking. 
What do you look for in the writers you choose to represent? What should they look for when trying to choose an agent? Writers must have experience and know their craft well. They should be easy to work with, open to story analysis and making changes, and very patient. When trying to choose an agent or manager, writers should look for ones that have a good reputation, legitimate credits, experience with their genre, ones that put their names and faces on their websites. You should ALWAYS know who is reading your script.   Avoid any agency that is not forthcoming with exactly who they are or charge any fees.
What type of material are you looking for? FEATURES ONLY. We are open to any genre as long as they take place in the present day era, are grounded in reality and on planet Earth!  Obviously commercial appeal of the idea is always first.
How long are the terms of signing on with you? 2 years but we are flexible and easy to negotiate with
Are you looking for interns? No, we do not use interns.
Do you only represent screenwriters, or do you rep other types of writers? Just screenwriters but are open to any established writer/author.
Do you represent other types of talent? (Directors, Actors, etc.) Yes, child actors 18 and under, which are actually doing quite well for us. Our website is open to looking at headshots for children.
Is there any advice you would like to offer the writers who are pitching you? Keep your pitches short, 4 minutes or less. Give me the logline, a brief summary of the story, and a little info about yourself as a writer and your experience. Mention any    awards the script may have won. ALWAYS have a one sheet. Visuals help – concept art, videos, trailers or positive coverage. Do not tell me the whole story from beginning to end. Don’t pitch ideas if it’s not what we’re looking for. I cannot stress this enough.  I’ll hear 60 pitches at the Pitchfest and will get 15-20 that aren’t for Feature screenplays, which is all we look at.  Don’t give casting suggestions. Don’t tell about your script’s failures such as almost sold, previously optioned, previously repped, almost this that and the other.  Writers must know their craft well before even trying to break in and have written at least 2 screenplays. Be persistent and never give up. Don’t get discouraged by lack of responses or interest in your work. Use every avenue available and go down every road that’s out there. There is no one right way. There is a lot of luck involved in getting discovered so you have to make your own. You have to be in the “write” place at the “write” time. So try and be everywhere all the time.