Find and Work With the Right Screenwriting Manager For Your Career

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Krista Sipp

Webinar hosted by: Krista Sipp

Literary Manager/Producer at Heroes & Villians

Krista is a manager and producer at First Friday Entertainment, a literary management and production company founded by Krista and Devon Byers and dedicated to showcasing fresh and unique voices. Their client, Victoria Rose, was recently featured in the 2018 YOUNG & HUNGRY list. Their client’s credits include ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, SENSE8, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, TRANSPARENT, PRECIOUS, HOUSE OF PAYNE, and many more titles. Prior to founding First Friday Entertainment Krista was with Circle of Confusion, New Wave Entertainment and Authentic Talent & Literary Management. Krista has built her career around finding and elevating unrecognized voices and will share what she has learned from her side of the table. Full Bio »

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You’re ready to take the next big step in your writing career, but you’re not quite sure how to break in. So, how do you go about finding and securing the right manager for your screenwriting career?

Managers are inundated with material from potential writing clients. It’s a situation that can puts emerging writers in a tailspin - how do you start your dream career when that first step feels so daunting? The answer lies in being strategic; focusing on finding the right fit for your career, and don't take a scattershot, any-manager-will-do approach and, most important, keep writing regardless of if you have a manager or not - if you build it, they will come!

Teaching her secrets to finding and signing with a manager is Krista Sipp. Krista is a manager and producer at Heroes and Villains Entertainment. Her client’s credits include ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, SENSE8, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, TRANSPARENT, PRECIOUS, HOUSE OF PAYNE, and many more titles. Prior to Heroes and Villains, Kista was a founding partner at First Friday Entertainment, and has worked at Circle of Confusion, New Wave Entertainment and Authentic Talent & Literary Management. Krista has built her career around finding and elevating unrecognized voices and will share what she has learned from her side of the table.

Krista will walk through how literary managers operate and what you should be doing to ensure you can get the representation you need to get your writing career to the next level. She will begin by giving a rundown of what exactly lit managers do and how they differ from agents and attorneys. She’ll explain why managers are often the first type of representation for emerging writers and how you should know if you’re ready for a manager of your own. Next Krista will explain how managers go about finding new clients. She will teach you how to find and approach a potential manager for representation. To do this she will go through the tools that are available to you in finding a manger and how you should research potential managers and what kind of information you should look for to make sure they’re the right fit for you. She’ll then give you tips on how to mobilize your own personal network to attract a manager and then will lay out how to best write a query, including what you should also include and what you should never include. Krista will then talk about what you should do if a manager asks to read your material. She’ll talk about how to best manage the manager/client relationship and what to do if that relationship isn’t ultimately working.

Finding and working with a lit manager can be challenging, but also incredibly important. Krista will give you the tools to navigate the process better and hopefully put the right actions into place to find a great manager for your career.

 

Praise for Krista's Stage 32 Webinar

 

"Krista laid everything out so clearly and made me feel a lot more comfortable and confident in finding representation for myself"

-Stella G.

 

"I thought Ms. Sipp was extremely informative and very detailed. I learned a ton."

-Sarah H.

What You'll Learn

  • What Is a Manager and What Do They Do?
    • What do managers do?
    • How do you know you’re ready for a manager?
    • Managers vs Agents vs Attorneys
    • Why are managers often the first piece of representation for emerging writers?
  • What Are Managers Looking For in a Potential Client
    • The right material.
    • The right relationships.
    • A strong vision.
  • How Do Managers Find New Clients?
  • How to Find and Approach a Manager for Representation
    • How to research individual managers, and what kind of information to look for?
    • How to mobilize your network.
    • How to write a query - Do’s and Don’t’s
  • A Manager Has Asked To Read Your Material - What Now?
    • When and how to follow up?
    • How to handle rejection.
    • How to handle requests for more material.
    • How to prepare for a signing meeting - or multiple meetings!
  • Deciding to Work Together
    • What to look for in a signing meeting.
    • How to follow up after a meeting.
    • Managing the manager/client relationship.
    • What to do if the relationship isn’t working.

About Your Instructor

Krista is a manager and producer at First Friday Entertainment, a literary management and production company founded by Krista and Devon Byers and dedicated to showcasing fresh and unique voices. Their client, Victoria Rose, was recently featured in the 2018 YOUNG & HUNGRY list. Their client’s credits include ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, SENSE8, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, TRANSPARENT, PRECIOUS, HOUSE OF PAYNE, and many more titles. Prior to founding First Friday Entertainment Krista was with Circle of Confusion, New Wave Entertainment and Authentic Talent & Literary Management. Krista has built her career around finding and elevating unrecognized voices and will share what she has learned from her side of the table.

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Reviews Average Rating: 5 out of 5

  • Awesome webinar! It was exactly the type of webinar I was hoping to find on here! Thanks Krista!

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