I don’t want to reveal who and what is on the table right now, this is of course a negotiation, but I thought I would recap some of the points that I have heard when chatting to other film makers who have representation… Here are a few comments I have picked up…
2. Agents can help in packaging a film, by putting the cast, script and director into a ‘package’ which can make it more attractive to backers, especially studios in Hollywood.
3. Agents like clients who are hot – where the phone rings FOR the aganet, effectively meaning they don't have to do anything except field offers.
4. Some agents have a bad reputation… But, I have found individual clients who contradict that reputation, so you can’t really believe the gossip.
5. An agent / client relationship should operate like a partnership and include a mutual healthy respect. It’s even better if you like each other.
I have not made any choices yet, and I will keep you up to date with what happens.
Onwards and upwards!