Every screen, television and novel writer knows that they want to have, and, indeed must have an agent. The rub is finding out how to get one, how to keep that agent and how to make the relationship work well for both of you.
Michele Wallerstein has spent many years as a Literary Agent in Hollywood representing writers, producers and directors. She gives an inside look at what agents want in a client, and how to secure the services of a bona fide agent and agency. You will learn how to communicate well with this member of your career team and how to keep them happy with you as their client. She shares what you should and should not expect from your agent as well as how to find out if they are doing a good job for you.
Who Should Attend: Screen and television writers and directors.
What You’ll Need: Something to take notes.
By the end of the workshop you will know:
- How to research agents and find the right one for you.
- How to get an agent interested in you and your work.
- How to make this a lasting and financially fruitful relationship.
About the Instructor:
Michele Wallerstein is an Author, and Screenplay, Novel and Career Consultant, whose work with writers includes helping them get their work into shape so that it is marketable for the Hollywood community and/or the publishing world side of their creative life.
Prior to becoming a Consultant, Michele was a Hollywood literary agent where she represented Writers, Directors and Producers in Motion Pictures, Movies for Television and Television Series. Michele served as Executive Vice-President of Women in Film and was on the Board of Directors for many years. She owned The Wallerstein Company and guided the careers of writers such as Larry Hertzog (Tin Man, La Femme Nikita, 24) Christopher Lofton (Robinson Crusoe, Call of the Wild, Scarlett, True Women), Peter Bellwood (Highlander, La Femme Nikita), J. Stanford Parker (Booty Call, Married, With Children, The Hughley’s), and many others.
Michele has been a Guest Speaker at numerous Film Festivals, Pitch Fests and Writer’s Groups all across the Country. She teaches the ins and outs of the navigating the world of Hollywood.
Michele is the author of: “MIND YOUR BUSINESS: A Hollywood Literary Agent’s Guide to Your Writing Career”