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Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment. Manager @CartelHQ (she/her)
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Nov 25, 2021 24 tweets 5 min read
I’ve been hearing pitches through @Stage32Scripts occasionally over the past five years. Here are the questions I almost always ask writers about their projects, what I mean by them, why I ask them, and what I’m looking for in an answer: (You should be ready to answer these whether you’re pitching to a service like Stage 32, a potential agent/manager, a producer, or a studio. I have also listed them in order of importance; if you can’t answer the first questions, the later ones won’t come up).
Nov 22, 2021 12 tweets 2 min read
Happy Holidays, screenwriters! As a literary manager who receives hundreds of queries a year, I have put together a timeline of the industry to help you manage your outreach and networking with efficiency: Thanksgiving to the New Year (New Year = the first Monday of the year): please do not send us anything except gifts and cards. We have piles and piles of reading. Our families miss us. We spend all of this month pretending to work.
Nov 22, 2021 8 tweets 1 min read
When during the week is the best time to reach out to agents and managers? Thoughts below: I recommend keeping a log of when you do outreach, what your email said, and what time/day of the week/date you did. I can give you opinions, but you can gather data.
Dec 31, 2020 12 tweets 2 min read
When querying a manager, I recommend sending a friendly, short email that says a little bit about who you are and pitches the BEST longline that you have, asking them if they would like to read it. If they say yes, then send it to them (make sure to keep track of where it’s been) Try to make the email evocative of the tone of your writing and personality. For example, if you’re a comedy writer, your query should be funny (but not crazy sounding—it’s a fine, fine line lol).
Dec 31, 2020 9 tweets 2 min read
The best way to format a pitch is thusly:

Start with a personal anecdote to give your audience some insight into your personality (in a way that relates to your pitch) and maybe what inspired the idea in the first place. Then jump into the premise (DON’T just read the longline—their eyes will glaze over and they will stop listening if anything sounds too rehearsed).

Then run through the MAIN characters (like 2-3, not too many!)9 we know who the story is about.
Dec 30, 2020 10 tweets 2 min read
Are you ready to start looking for a manager? A thread discussing what you should have in your creative arsenal for when you take that next step: A question I get all the time from writers is “how many scripts should I have before looking for representation?” My unhelpful answer is obviously: as many as it takes. The more practical rule of thumb that I recommend is two.
Dec 30, 2020 16 tweets 3 min read
How to brand yourself as a writer: a thread.

The biggest branding mistake I see from writers is trying to convince everyone that you can write anything. I get it! You want a job writing. It’s your dream. You will take anything that comes your way. Here’s why that’s not smart: (First off, let me say that I love you and believe in you and I do believe that you can truly write anything you set your mind to. That’s not the issue here).
Dec 29, 2020 36 tweets 11 min read
ATTN aspiring TV writers: As we move into 2021, many of you are thinking of your next steps goals—one of which is probably to sign with an agent or manager. I tend to get many of the same questions regarding this process, so I’ll write some threads with the advice I usually give: First, a disclaimer: these are my opinions based on my experiences and insights from this side of the business (management representation). If another professional offers different advice or a different opinion, that’s awesome! I highly recommend getting multiple perspectives.