- Jul 7, 2006
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More on Eddie Kritzer
I sent Mr. Kritzer a brief overview of one of my screenplays. He replied, asked me for $600.
Just a few minutes ago, I had an an informative experience with Eddie Kritzer. I sent him an email query on my novel Death Scourge plus the first five pages. Three minutes later, the phone rang. It was Eddie. "You've got a great idea here. I like it."
Needless to say, I was amazed. A lot of agents don't even reply to an equery or return a form rejection in your SASE, so why was he calling me? Red caution lights flashed.
He wanted $600 up front plus 15% if he put together a deal for it. "I'm not interested in paying $600 up front."
"You want me to work for free? Even Bill Cosby paid me up front."
"Literary agents don't charge fees up front."
"I'm not an agent. I just try to put together deals."
It went on like this for a bit. He dropped more names including Harrison Ford. I thought if he knows Harrison Ford, why's he interested in me.
The last thing he said was to try all the agents like ICM and Maass, then I could call him back.
Yeah, I will--just as soon as I want to throw away 600 bucks.