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Spencer Robinson is a Literary and Talent Manager at Art/Work Entertainment who's been in the industry for nearly a decade. Art/Work manages clients including Eric Heisserer (ARRIVAL, LIGHTS OUT, THE THING), Tricia O'Kelley ("The New Adventure of Old Christine"), Erin Cressida Wilson (THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, SNOW WHITE, "Vinyl"), Kelly Washington (JURASSIC WORLD, "Parks and Recreation"), and Jeff Reno (MEET JOE BLACK, "The West Wing", "Beauty and the Beast"). Richard “RB” Botto founded and runs Stage 32, the world’s largest platform for connecting and educating film creatives and is also a working actor, producer and screenwriter. As a producer, his films have played at dozens of festivals including Sundance and include the award winning feature, “Another Happy Day,” “Crutch,” and shorts, “All Things Hidden” and “TAXII.” His latest screenplay, “The End Game,” was purchased and is in development by Covert Media. RB is also the author of the groundbreaking and best-selling Focal Press/Routledge book – The American Film Market Presents: Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers: Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd. A sought after speaker and mentor, RB has been a keynote speaker and panelist at such festivals and conferences as Cannes, Venice, AFM, Tribeca, Raindance, SXSW and Winston Baker, and has taught at institutions such as Harvard and Columbia University on the subjects of filmmaking, producing, film finance, screenwriting, social media, crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, entrepreneurship and business. Full Bio »
Art/Work Manager Spencer Robinson will discuss the differences between managers and agents, how to grab a manager's attention, working with a manager and what he currently is seeing in the industry.
Stage 32 CEO, Rich "RB" Botto leads a 1 hour conversation with Art/Work Manager Spencer Robinson exploring the role of a manager in a screenwriters career, when and how to look for representation, the current landscape for TV and feature writers, and much more before taking live questions from the Writers' Room members.
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We're back in the Writers' Room for the Executive Hour Webcast with Eric Hsiao at Perfect Storm Entertainment, the production company behind such films and series as F9: The Fast Saga, Star Trek Beyond, Space Jam: A New Legacy, and HBO Max’s Warrior, where he has collaborated on the development of projects set up at studios including Universal, Paramount, Sony, Netflix, and Participant. Additionally, Eric oversees Perfect Storm's producing partnership with the Beijing-based film studio CMC Pictures (The Meg).
This is a chance to get your questions answered and share observations about the film industry with CEO, Rich "RB" Botto & Jason Mirch who have first-hand experience in multiple facets of the industry and have worked on films from Sundance to Studios.
We're back in the Writers' Room for the Executive Hour Webcast with Aimee Rivera, VP of Motion Pictures Development at Skydance Media, which has released TOP GUN: MAVERICK, THE GREATEST BEER RUN EVER, THE ADAM PROJECT, SNAKE EYES, THE TOMORROW WAR, 6 UNDERGROUND and many more.
We're back in the Writers' Room for The Executive Hour with Rachel Polan! Rachel Polan is currently the SVP at Pacesetter Productions, which is behind the Emmy-nominated HBO Max limited series “Station Eleven” starring Mackenzie Davis, as well as the upcoming Starz show “The Venery of Samantha Bird”. Prior to joining Pacesetter, Polan served as Vice President of scripted development for Chelsea Handler Productions. Before that, she was an executive at Lionsgate, where she was creatively involved in some of the Television Group’s biggest accomplishments, including securing “Nashville” a fifth season at CMT; shepherding the first season of “Casual;” selling Epix one of its first scripted shows, “Graves;” and developing “Dear White People” for Netflix. Polan’s other credits include “Nurse Jackie,” “Weeds,” “Manhattan,” and “The Royals.”
During this Executive Hour Webcast, we speak with with Literary Manager Scott Schulman of Schulman Management! Scott was at More/Medavoy Management for four years, representing both talent and literary clients. Prior to More/Medavoy, Schulman worked at A3 Artist Agency as a junior packaging agent. He started his career at Fremantle in business affairs in both scripted and non-scripted television.Scott recently staffed one of his clients on Season 2 of "FBI: MOST WANTED" for CBS. He also manages two upper-level producers on the smash hit "THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY" series for Netflix. During the webcast, Scott discusses how he came to be a literary manager, what writers can be doing to get their material into the market, how to overcome a pass on your material and a lot more!
We're back in the Writers' Room for the Executive Hour Webcast with Toph Eggers, a screenwriter, and author with 15 years of experience as a working writer. He is the co-author of the "Haggis-on-Whey" faux-informational children's book series optioned by the Montecito Picture Company and adapted for Paramount Pictures. He is also the screenwriter of the Fox Searchlight project, "THE THREE NIGHT STAND", the Cartoon Network commissioned pilot "EARTHIA", as well as the Sundance lab script, "CLUSTERF*CK".