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Get On Your Horse

Talent. That’s what you are.

I don’t mean talent in the sense that you’re good at something (though I hope you’re darn good at writing if you intend to become a screenwriter). I mean it in the Hollywood sense. “Talent” is the Hollywood term for all the creative folks who work in the entertainment industry: writers, actors, directors …

And talent is like a horse—that needs to be ridden.

That’s why there are agents and managers. Because their clients need to focus on doing what they do best. Which does not include sending out headshots, scheduling meetings, or negotiating contracts.

Talent focuses on being creative and lets everybody around talent do the rest.

But while you, the comedy screenwriter, can have all those extra ...

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