Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Welcome to the New Coverage Ink!

Hope you guys are digging our new web site. Hat's off to web designer Lena Elkhatib for the layout and working through my (many!) changes and picayune tweaks, but I think the end result is worth it. I really love the new color scheme, and the fact that things are so much more organized than they were before. If you haven't seen the site yet, check it out right HERE.

Brand-new for the site are some videos, basically just me yakking into the camera. I answer the age-old "How Do I Get an Agent?" question in rather in-depth fashion, as well as how I personally deal with coverage -- with no small amount of kicking and denial! Check out the Resources page and click on videos to watch 'em. I'll be adding more to the site, so if any of you have any questions you think would be good topics for a video, e-mail me at

If you guys haven't checked out my Agent's Hot Sheet column for Creative Screenwriting magazine this month, please do so. It's a double-length piece called "How to REALLY Break In To TV." I'm really proud of this article. A lot of research went into it, and more importantly, there's stuff in there that I had never heard before -- really crucial intelligence from top TV agents and managers about how the paradigm has changed, as well as three success stories from guys who broke in to TV their own way (and how you can pilfer their tactics.) Speccing out episodes of your favorite show is no longer the way to go. So before you waste six months on that "Desperate Housewives" spec, do yourself a favor and pick up the latest CS (the one with "Kick-Ass!" on the cover.)

Coming up next -- a 1-2 punch of articles in Script magazine -- "The Top Ten Unproduced Spec Sales -- What the Hell Happened?" -- as well as "WGA Arbitration -- the Good, the Bad and the Ugly." And next issue in CS we bring you yet another crucial piece about the state of the spec marketplace (not good) and what it means for screenwriters. That's a lot of journalism, but we do it just for you ;)

Feedback on the new site? Want to bitch and holler about the biz or anything in general? E-mail


Jim Cirile
Coverage Ink
The Industry Experts

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