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Why Dramas are Hard to Sell

Article by Steve Kaire (4/2014): I attended an agents and managers panel in Los Angeles this past spring. When the event was winding down, audience members asked if they could submit their material for possible representation. Each member of the panel had the same answer. They’d consider every genre except one — drama. After I […]

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Interview with High Concept Producer David Permut

Article by Steve Kaire (1/2014) David Permut is a High Concept producer in Hollywood who works in both feature films and television. He was nominated for an Emmy for Prayers for Bobby. His film and TV credits include: Youth in Revolt (2009), Prayers for Bobby (2009), Charlie Bartlett (2007), Farce of the Penguins (2006), DysFunktional […]

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Creating a Powerhouse Contact List

Article by Steve Kaire What I am about to tell you was the most significant reason for my success as a screenwriter. I came up with a clever, hands-on approach to creating a contact list of producers, agents and entertainment attorneys that I would later target.   What I did was follow the Hollywood trade […]

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Crowdfunding – by Ryan Alphonso

A panel of funding experts came to speak at the Scriptwriter’s Network on August 2013, discussing a commonly confusing topic: crowdfunding. Moderated by founder and managing director of the Hollywood Portfolio, Mariana Danilovic, the discussion took an indepth look at not only what exactly crowdfunding is, but revealed some well-kept industry secrets on how to […]

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