March Insider Workshop
The Business of Writing for Film, Television and Book Industries
Guest Speaker: Ken Sherman
Ken is President of Ken Sherman & Associates, a Los Angeles based literary agency www.kenshermanassociates.com. The company was established in 1989, and handles book, film, television, and stage writers as well as selling film, television and stage rights for books and life-rights.
An agent for more than twenty years, Ken has accumulated an impressive list of clients, present and past including a few estates, with notable names such as David Guterson, Anne Perry, Franz Kafka, Willa Cather, John Updike, Starhawk, and Eleanor Roosevelt. He has taught and lectured extensively at venues including UCLA, USC, Loyola Marymount University, both in New Orleans and Los Angeles, The Santa Barbara Writers’ Conference, the American Film Institute, The San Francisco Writers Conference, The Maui Writers Conference, The Kauai Writers Conference, The University of Oklahoma, The Santa Fe Writers Conference, The La Jolla Writers Conference, The Novelists, Inc. Conference in San Diego, The Chautauqua Institute, The Aspen Institute, the Aspen Summers Words Writers Conference, and The Eugene International Film Festival where he received a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Description of talk:
Learn how to work with agents, managers, attorneys and publishing house editors. Ideally they will be a creative team that will promote you and your work. Learn about contracts. Have a manuscript ready to be sold. Books that have a popular following prior to being made into a film or television show tend to do better. Take acting and directing classes to better understand how to translate a book into a visual medium. We will discuss the importance of sales, attachments, critical reviews, packaging, networking and how to launch yourself.REGISTER
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You will receive an invitation to the Zoom online meeting after you have registered and payment is complete. Meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m.
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Event Contact: Kristina Hoffman