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

Whitney Davis Literary

Whitney Davis Literary

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What is the best way to contact you? email
Partial Client List Afonso Henrique (Screenwriter/director)

Anna Damergis (Screenwriter/Actress)

Dave Pileggi (Actor/Screenwriter)

Erman Baradi (Screenwriter/Producer)

Savannah Ostler (Actress/Screenwriter)

 

Novelists

Lauren Miller

Blake Kimzey

 

How many writers do you represent? At the moment 15
What is your percentage? 15%
How much promotion do you do for your clients? How much do you expect them to do? I certainly promote my clients, although it is a team effort.  I expect them to pull their weight as well.  But, in terms of my role,  I make introductions for them, promote them via Twitter and Facebook and help them get meetings with execs and producers.  I expect them to do the following: go to as many industry-related mixers and events as they can, put in the sweat equity hours in terms of their writing    and I except them to focus on cultivating relationships with the people I put them in touch with.
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 writers with heart and passion.  I look for writers who leave their EGO at the door and understand that this business of writing is a team effort and a collaboration.  I look for writers who are truly willing and excited to put out the best work possible.  I look for writers who are willing to be flexible.  And I look for writers who understand this is a marathon not a sprint.  You have to work for what you want and prove yourself time and time again.

When looking for an agent or manager, they should look for someone who is willing to champion their writing.  They should look for an agent who is as excited about their writing as they are. They should look for advocate and confidante.  But really, they need to look for someone that is a realistic dreamer.  A manager/agent that is not afraid to to be brutally honest with them, so that the writer can push their writing and content to the next level.

What type of material are you looking for? I am looking for writing with a really strong voice and point of view, where the writer takes a story and puts it out there in a fresh way.  I know I’ve found that when I can read a script start to finish without putting it down. I love wonderful dramas.  I love intelligent comedy. But, I don’t like gimmicky shows. The show needs to have legs!

Current shows in my queue: The OA, This Is Us, Casual, Catastrophe, Preacher, OITNB

How long are the terms of signing on with you? Initial term 3 months. If both parties are happy 1 year
Are you looking for interns? No
Do you only represent screenwriters, or do you rep other types of writers? Screenwriters and novelists
Do you represent other types of talent? (Directors, Actors, etc.) Yes, actors.
Have you had success at pitching events before? Yes!  I met my assistant here last year.
Do you have any GAPF success stories you can share with us from previous years? I met my assistant last year who is currently working on a pilot!
Is there any advice you would like to offer the writers who are pitching you? The best advice I can give to an aspiring writer is this: NEVER apologetically pitch your concept.  BE CONFIDENT in your story. Attitude is half the battle.  The other half is execution in the work.  In the same vein, don’t pitch too early.  Make sure you have a well developed idea/story that has legs and a great hook.  All anyone is looking for is a well told story. So, be succinct, be intriguing, catch our interest with something unusual.  And most importantly, keep working on your craft!