Saturday, March 2, 2013

How Does an Independent Director find Representation that’s Worth a Damn?

No really, I’m asking. Cuz I don’t have a flipping clue. I’ve been putting out independent features since 2005. I have close to a dozen flicks in the marketplace. All have made their budgets and most have turned a nifty little profit. Over the last few months alone I’ve completed four new features and am starting production on a new one in a few weeks. I know, I know, why the hell would I even want representation. Sounds like I’m doing okay. See, that’s just it. I’m doing ok. I want to be doing great. I want to work on bigger features and I’d also like to be tackling original material of my own. Sure I’m slowly building a decent resume and am working with more experienced and famous-type people, but I feel like I’m capable of and am ready to do more.

Maybe I’m wrong, but it seems like securing a decent agent or manager is the next logical step in my career. Great, so I know what I want. Well, this is where the trouble comes into paradise, because I just don’t have a clue how to go about it. Not a clue.  I’ve always been a shitty networker, that’s been my major fault from the get. I suppose I need to get over my social phobia, get out there and start making new contacts.

******My alternate title was It's Hard Out There for a Pimp.


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