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

Metropolitan Talent Agency

Metropolitan Talent Agency

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Partial Client List D.C. Fontana

David Gerrold

Rick Overton

Billy Riback

Todd Thicke

Cara J. Russell

How many writers do you represent? 15
What is your percentage? 10%
How much promotion do you do for your clients? How much do you expect them to do? 110%, and I expect the same out of my clients. It’s a partnership.
What do you look for in the writers you choose to represent? What should they look for when trying to choose an agent? Total commitment. They need to keep creating and writing even during slow times. They also need to not rely on spellcheck and grammarcheck. It drives me crazy when I have to proofread! Choose an agent who is more than just an order-taker. Someone who cares as much about your career as you do.
What type of material are you looking for? Anything with solid well-developed three dimensional characters and a coherent story. Not interested in the big blockbuster tentpole projects. Leave that to the studio boardroom.
How long are the terms of signing on with you? open ended until we both feel it’s not working anymore
Are you looking for interns? Always interested in looking for people who want to get some experience covering scripts. Compensation is gaining valuable experience and something to add to a resume. In some cases, interns have earned college credit.
Do you only represent screenwriters, or do you rep other types of writers? No. However, I represent screenwriters who are also published authors. I represent their published works in an effort to sell the rights to the movie and television industry.
Do you represent other types of talent? (Directors, Actors, etc.) Yes. Directors and producers.
Have you had success at pitching events before? Have taken on a client, or two from previous pitchfests and film festival thus far. Keeping in touch with a few people. Have had a couple of interns come out of it.
Do you have any GAPF success stories you can share with us from previous years? I’ll keep you posted.
Is there any advice you would like to offer the writers who are pitching you? When pitching, you generally only have 5 minutes. Don’t spend most of your time talking about your background, or the weather. Get right into the pitch and be coherent. Other than that, when not pitching, keep creating and writing. Believe in yourself. Also, write for both movies and television. TV and alternative platforms are where things are increasingly headed.