I'm back out searching for representation. I terminated my agreement with my manager in L.A. as it never felt like a good fit. You just know if it's a love connection like being on a blind date. You know what you're looking for and if you don't find it, move on.
Agents -- most are useless. I've had two screenplays optioned and both deals were done on my own. I've had three agents over the course of my writing career and none lead to solid jobs. I find I'm more proactive on my own. It's hard because I'm not a self-promotor but you have to be in this business. Today's agents and managers are interested in seminars and workshops and generating an income off the lucrative screenwriting world. Sad but true.
A friend of mine who is well-known in television put me in touch with a successful NY agent. I have to contact him this week per her recommendation. He's a partner in the agency and they seem to represent novelists most, but they have dabbled in television and film too. Change is good.
I've been producing an new Internet talk show. We have some great artistic guests like the filmmakers of "Jesus Camp" (Oscar nominated for Best Documentary) Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing; and "My Country, My Country" (filmmaker Laura Poitras also nominated for an Oscar) but all of these fabulous women lost to Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth". It was a great year for docs. That's where the most courageous filmmakers are if you ask me. The interviews will be available after April 6th so click on www.markmolaro.com (Mark Molaro host, Janet Lawler producer) to see them soon! You can also check out our show The Alcove with Mark Molaro on YouTube, iTunes and Google Video.