Mind Your Screenwriting Business (with Michele Wallerstein)

In this interview, Michele shares...

  • Approaching your writing career as a business
  • How to know when you need a literary agent
  • What you must have in place to inspire an agent to work with you
  • how to connect with an agent and cultivate a relationship
  • The essential do's and don'ts of producer pitch meetings
  • How independent producers can work with literary agent to get access to quality screenplays and source material
  • Do writers really need to live in Los Angeles
  • Accepting a free of $1 script option - should you or shouldn't you
  • The #1 thing you must have in any option agreement

Michele is the successful author of Mind Your Business: A Hollywood Literary Agent's Guide To Your Writing Career. Michele’s in-depth knowledge and expertise stems from 25 years of experience working as a Hollywood literary agent.

As an agent Michele sold $1 million scripts and guided the careers of numerous prominent motion picture and television writers, directors, and producers including Larry Hertzog (Tin Man, La Femme Nikita, 24), Randall Wallace (J.J. Starbuck, Pearl Harbor, Braveheart), Carol Mendelsohn (Fame, CSI), Christopher Lofton (Robinson Crusoe, Call of the Wild, Scarlett, True Women), Peter Bellwood (Highlander), and Bootsie Parker (Booty Call, Married With Children, The Hughley’s).

Today, Michele is a respected screenplay, novel and literary career consultant who assists aspiring writers in transforming their work to achieve commercial success in the Hollywood and independent film market as well as the publishing world. Learn more about Michele’s online workshop Moving Your Writing Career Forward.

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