What A Manager Wants From A Writer – Peter Katz

Peter Katz, Story Driven CEODo they get me hyped because you have to be hyped to go through all the different…it’s kind of like Indiana Jones or a big heist to get these deals going, you have to do whatever it takes. You have to put yourself out there. You have to have that fire in you. Great clients light that fire in me. 

Film Courage: What do you promise your writers? 

Peter: I don’t like looking necessarily that there’s a template because I do think each writer is unique and has a unique sense of priorities for what they want. I guess when you look at it maybe not necessarily a promise, it’s what I guess an expectation of a manager is that they need to be able to work together and look at material and figure out which concept is more viable and develop them…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).

BIO:

Peter Katz is CEO of the management and production company Story Driven. Story Driven clients have worked with studios and streamers including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Universal, Lionsgate, Orion TV, A&E Studios, Landmark Studio Group and Stage 13. Story Driven clients have worked with production companies including Atomic Monster, Gunpowder & Sky, 87Eleven Entertainment and Ghost House Pictures. Story Driven clients have screened their films at festivals including SXSW, Sundance, Tribeca Film Festival, TIFF, AFI Fest and Fantastic Fest. Press outlets who have covered our clients include Entertainment Weekly, Forbes, Empire, Deadline, Hollywood Reporter, IndieWire and Vulture. Many of our clients are multi-platform storytellers. They create stories that live across the media landscape, as books, comics and podcasts.

 

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