In these pages, readers will find priceless information that explains the ins and outs of show business. In highly readable prose, the writer explains how to get ahead and what to expect in meetings, negotiations, and social situations, launching you and your now-saleable screenplay down the road to Hollywood success.
Former Hollywood literary agent Michele Wallerstein explains the secrets of maneuvering in the world of Hollywood screenwriters. Get all the great information regarding how to open those golden doors.
This book includes chapters on the agent-client relationship, how to network successfully, and the differences between agents, personal managers, business managers, and lawyers, as well as how to write the right query letter, what’s hot and what’s not, and much, much more.
You will be head and shoulders above all of the other new writers who
don’t know how to get their screenplays read, represented, and sold.
Mind Your Business will give you all the tools you will need.
What People Say
“It’s about time an agent wrote a screenwriting book. In her book Mind Your Business, veteran lit agent Michele Wallerstein gives you a perspective another writer won’t. What is an agent looking for in a script? How do you score in a meeting? How do you handle your side of a negotiation? How can you tell when your agent isn’t into you any more? Many good writers put all their efforts into their scripts. But a brilliant writer can screw up his own career by what he does or doesn’t do. Minding your business — and agenting your agent — is almost as important as your screenwriting craft. When I was starting out, Ms. Wallerstein was one of the agents people recommended I contact. She really knows her stuff. Check it out.”
— Alex Epstein, screenwriter, Bon Cop/Bad Cop, author Crafty Screenwriting
Michele Wallerstein was a literary agent for 25 years and currently works as a screenplay, novel, and career consultant. She helps writers make their work marketable to the Hollywood community and/or the publishing world. She is a guest speaker at seminars, pitch festivals, film festivals, and writers’ groups all across the United States. Michele is the former executive vice-president of Women in Film.