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Jake Wagner is a literary manager at Good Fear Content, founded by prolific manager/producer Chris Bender. He is one of the leading spec script sellers in the industry today. Jake began studying screenwriting and film while a student at the University of Michigan. Jake began his career as a manager at Energy Entertainment, before moving to BenderSpink, and later Good Fear. Jason Mirch is Stage 32's Director of Script Services and host of the Writers' Room. Outside of this role, he is a feature film, television, branded entertainment, and digital content producer and executive with over 15 years experience. Most recently, he produced a 3D animated feature film starring Jacob Tremblay, Christopher Lloyd, Mel Brooks, and Carol Kane. Full Bio »
During this Executive Hour, Jake Wagner of Good Fear Management discusses what it takes to sell as script today.
The Executive Hour
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