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|How many writers do you represent?||6-8|
|What is your percentage?||10%|
|How much promotion do you do for your clients? How much do you expect them to do?||We work hard for our clients but the clients who are most successful work hard, too. It’s a team effort.|
|What type of material are you looking for?||Primarily feature length screenplays. Especially like to hear stories set somewhere other than NYC and LA. Will also take a look at half-hour and 1 hour television specs.
Romantic comedies – smart, character driven; KNOTTING HILL, BRIDGETTE JONES DIARY.
Comedies – smart, physical comedies are okay; LITTLE MIS SUNSHINE, MEET THE PARENTS, THE SANTA CLAUSE, LIAR, LIAR. Will also look at youth driven projects but no gross-out movies. NAPOLEON DYNAMITE, WHALE RIDER, HOLES, THIRTEEN, THE NOTEBOOK, MEAN GIRLS, BOTTLE ROCKET.
Thrillers – no “hack and slash” projects; psychological thrillers and smart horror okay. TAKEN, PANIC ROOM, THE OTHERS, THE RING.
Dramas – character and story driven screenplays that will attract talent. SIDEWAYS, IN THE BEDROOM, PERSONAL VELOCITY, ROGER DODGER, GARDEN STATE, OPEN WATER, THE COOLER.
Currently looking for a small budget character driven drama or comedy set in middle America.
Television – unique, character driven projects with smart, solid dialogue.
|How long are the terms of signing on with you?||We are on a handshake deal with our clients. If they’re happy, we are happy to continue our relationship until that changes.|
|Are you looking for interns?||No.|
|Do you only represent screenwriters, or do you rep other types of writers?||Mostly screenwriters and TV writers with a couple of features as samples.|
|Do you represent other types of talent? (Directors, Actors, etc.)||Actors.|
|Have you had success at pitching events before?||Yes… In the past, I have signed writers. Even took a pitch to the studios that I heard at a pitch-fest. It’s very rare but it can happen.|
|Do you have any GAPF success stories you can share with us from previous years?||No.|
|Is there any advice you would like to offer the writers who are pitching you?||Rehearse your pitch and keep it tight. If the story interests us, we’ll get it. I once developed a screenplay from a 40 second pitch. (see above)
Don’t try to chase Hollywood. By the time a successful movie hits your local cineplex, 35 clones of that picture have already been written and pitched. Although it’s a tough challenge, try to be the one that Hollywood chases.