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 Jim

“We Prefer Stories Relatable To Our World Today” Says Lawrence Bender Productions Creative Executive, Janet Jeffries

“We Prefer Stories Relatable To Our World Today” Says Lawrence Bender Productions Creative Executive, Janet Jeffries

Janet Jeffries is a Development and Production executive working in both features and television for Lawrence Bender Productions / Bender Brown TV Productions. Recent films include Greta directed by Neil Jordan and the recent release, Capone starring Tom Hardy. In production is the Netflix original feature The Harder They Fall directed by Jeymes Samuel. Lawrence Bender’s […]

 Michael Lee Simpson

Why The Film & TV Industry Needs Producers

Why The Film & TV Industry Needs Producers

“The idea of a star being born is bushwa. A star is created, carefully and cold-bloodily, built from nothing, from nobody. Age, beauty, talent, least of all talent, has nothing to do with it. We could make silk purses out of sows’ ears every day of the week.” So says Louis B. Mayer, one of […]

 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 […]