View Full Version : managers/production companies

06-26-2007, 09:06 AM
Hi all,

I checked HCD - agents and managers. some management companies listed themselves a production companies.

I suppose they're trying to turn producers. Is it a good thing to approach them with the screenplays?


Joe Calabrese
06-27-2007, 01:16 AM
It is a common practice for many managers to attach themselves to projects as producers.

As with anyone I query, I would look at their track record, their reputation and what have the done for their other clients before signing.

If they do sign you on as a client, I would insist (you may not get it though) that one of the terms of your contract be that if they attach themselves as a producer to your script and the script is sold and they get paid as a producer, then they would return your managerial fee which is generally between 10% to 15%.

06-27-2007, 10:06 AM

you mean, I'll still have to go out and hunt for an agent?