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.


  • Sean Barclay - Agent, The Gersh Agency
  • Marissa Fine - Agent, Paradigm Talent Agency
  • Kendrick Tan - Manager, Madhouse Entertainment
  • ...and stay tuned for more!

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.

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.