Represent! How to Land an Agent and Manager

Represent! How to Land an Agent and Manager

About This Event

Navigate the world of representation with this panel featuring agents and managers from across the industry. Learn how agencies and management companies find clients, what writers should have prepared before approaching an agent or manager, and the nuances for breaking in (and staying in) the film and TV business as a writer.

Panelists: 

  • Sean Barclay - Agent, The Gersh Agency
  • Marissa Fine - Agent, Paradigm Talent Agency
  • Jewerl Ross - Founder, Silent R Management
  • Kendrick Tan - Manager, Madhouse Entertainment

Moderated by Brandon Easton (Marvel's Agent Carter, Vampire Hunter D, Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven).

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Event starts at 7:30 p.m. 

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Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • Wgf/Wgaw Headquarters
  • 7000 W 3rd St, 2nd Floor
  • Los Angeles, CA 90048-4321
  • USA
  • Time:
  • Jul 11, 2018 07:30 pm to
  • Jul 11, 2018 09:00 pm
The Writers Guild Foundation

Event to Support The Writers Guild Foundation

Founded in 1966, the Writers Guild Foundation is the premier resource for emerging writers and movie and TV lovers in Hollywood. Boasting a busy calendar of high-value events and a vast, seemingly bottomless toolbox for writers, the Foundation is unmatched in its mission to promote and preserve the craft, history, and voices of screen storytelling.  A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we’re proud of all we do for the community, including our Veterans Writing Project, our Volunteer and Mentorship Programs, our Archive, and the Shavelson-Webb Library – the world’s only library devoted entirely to writing for the screen.

About Our Panelists

Marissa Fine is a Television Literary agent based in Paradigm’s Beverly Hills office. After graduating USC, she started in the entertainment industry as an intern at Universal in the Acquisitions Department, then became an assistant in Paradigm’s TV Lit Department.

Her clients include Gary Scott Thompson (Creator of FAST AND FURIOUS franchise, LAS VEGAS for NBC, TAXI BROOKLYN, and KNIGHT RIDER), Lisa Nelson (Co EP on THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT for ABC), Molly McAleer (Founder of Hello Giggles), Jacob Tobia (LGBTQ activist and writer), to name a few.

Marissa loves working with writers who have unique stories to tell. Fine’s most memorable highlights lately have been selling OUTER BANKS, a drama from Shannon Burke and Josh & Jonas Pate to Netflix, getting talented writers their first jobs in television, and selling Jacob Tobia’s adaptation of their autobiography SISSY for television.






SILENT R MANAGEMENT founder Jewerl Ross grew up in Los Angeles and left Southern California to study philosophy at Yale. After graduating, Ross returned to L.A. to work in entry-level positions at ICM and Paradigm. Ross was an agent for three years at a boutique agency and later a manager for 4 years at a small management company. In 2006, Ross founded SILENT R MANAGEMENT. Other SILENT R MANAGEMENT employees include creative executive Andrew Gerson and executive assistant Gus Corwin.

Some of SILENT R MANAGEMENT’s director clients include: Academy Award winner Barry Jenkins, the writer and director of Moonlight for A24 and Brad Pitt’s Plan B. Moonlight was nominated for 8 Academy Awards and won 3 (Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor). Barry is currently in post-production on If Beale Street Could Talk for Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures. Brad Buecker, executive producer and director on American Horror Story on FX and executive producer and director on 9-1-1 on Fox, both for Ryan Murphy Television. Buecker is currently under an overall deal at Twentieth Century Fox.  Stephen Piet & Erik Crary’s film Uncle John premiered in competition at the SXSW. Piet & Crary are currently writers, producers and director on the George R.R. Martin series Nightflyers for SyFy and UCP. Avant Garde filmmaker Patrick Wang’s film The Grief of Others premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and SXSW. Wang is currently in post-production on his next film, A Bread Factory

Some of SILENT R MANAGEMENT’s writer clients include: Matthew Aldrich wrote the Academy Award winning animated film Coco which has grossed over $800 million worldwide. Aldrich is currently writing an untitled musical for Fox 2000. Jack Stanley has had two scripts on the Blacklist and has written films for Patty Jenkins and Anne Hathaway. Jack is currently re-writing Lou for Paramount and Bad Robot and just sold an original pilot to Amazon called Perfect GirlOur Lady J, who was a writer/producer on Transparent for Amazon Studios and is currently a writer/producer Pose for FX and Ryan Murphy Television. Evan Endicott is writing and producing the AMC’s series Into the Badlands and Warrior for Cinemax and Justin Lin. Hannah Schneider’s original pilot script Homecoming is set up at Showtime after a bidding war with multiple networks. Howard Gordon (Homeland24) and Ross are attached as executive producers.





In 2015, Brandon Easton was selected as one of the eight winners of the 2015 Disney/ABCWriting Program which led to his position as a Staff Writer for season two of Marvel’s Agent Carter. He wrote, directed and produced the documentary Brave New Souls, and he is also writing IDWPublishing’s M.A.S.K. reboot comic book series that wa sreleased in November 2016. Also in 2016, Brandon was nominated for the 2nd annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics for his acclaimed graphic novel Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven, which was recently optioned for a big-screen biopic. A multiple Glyph Comics Awards winner and an Eisner Award nominee, Brandon also adapted the Japanese horror franchise Vampire Hunter D as a comic book for Unified Pictures and Stranger Comics.