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 Jim

“Take Risks And Do Not Try To Replicate Others’ Styles” ROAR Manager Jay Glazer Advises Screenwriters

“Take Risks And Do Not Try To Replicate Others’ Styles” ROAR Manager Jay Glazer Advises Screenwriters

Jay Glazer is a manager/producer who represents creatives in film, television, & theatre. He worked at Brillstein Entertainment Partners & The Gersh Agency, where he started his professional career in the talent department. Jay joined ROAR in 2018, where he represents screenwriters for both film and television as well as producing a slate of films. […]

 Michael Lee Simpson

Navigating The Agent and Manager Conundrum

Navigating The Agent and Manager Conundrum

There’s a wall in Hollywood that every screenwriter stands before, staring up at its towering height with dread and discouragement. That blockade is built on the foundation of six words: We Do Not Accept Unsolicited Material. Etched on the stone surface, some dismissive legal jargon, “Material is only accepted for consideration when submitted by franchised literary agents […]

 Jim

What Is A Mini TV Writers’ Room?

What Is A Mini TV Writers’ Room?

You’ve heard of mini-me, but have you heard of a mini writers’ room? It’s not a TV writers’ room set up in the stationery cupboard or other cramped space. Mini rooms are often considered to be compressed, preliminary versions of a fully-fledged writers’ rooms without necessarily being tied to the production of any particular TV […]

 Jim

The Rise Of The Zoom Room. Will TV Writers’ Rooms Survive?

The Rise Of The Zoom Room. Will TV Writers’ Rooms Survive?

The pandemic has thrown the film and television industries for a loop; an all other industries for that matter. We are all united in our quest to carry on writing television in the age of social distancing. Many showrunners have chosen to go virtual to keep their TV writers’ rooms operating. As they say in […]

 Jim

How Has Video Streaming Affected Television Content

How Has Video Streaming Affected Television Content

The boom of streaming TV, both for both live and on-demand television viewing, has brought with it a particular set of challenges and unexpected surprises. Viewers can now enjoy their favorite shows and movies when they want, how they want, where they want, and on whatever screen size they want. We’re suffering from “too many […]

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