The Tracking Board, in partnership with The Script Lab, is excited to present a new episode of ANATOMY OF A SALE.
This week we are joined by none other than Literary Agent David Boxerbaum of Verve. David takes us inside the Hit List / Black List spec script KEEPER OF THE DIARY from writers Evan Kilgore & Samuel Franco. The project sold to Fox Searchlight in January of 2017 and was one of the year’s biggest sales. The project has Reed Morano attached to direct, Kenneth Branagh starring, and Matti Leshem and Lynn Harris producing under their Weimaraner Republic Pictures shingle. David explores what it’s like taking a small, intimate story and generating massive buzz around town, deciding which buyer to go with in the heat of a bidding war, and how one Friday afternoon changed two writers’ lives forever.
When it comes to spec scripts, there is no one like David Boxerbaum. He is undoubtedly one of the leading literary agents in Hollywood. David started his career working for producer Jerry Bruckheimer, then spent six years at Paradigm before making the jump to Verve in November 2017. He’s made a lasting impression on the industry, leading countless sales and starting numerous careers in the process. In 2018 alone, he sold over 14 spec scripts, almost double what any other agent sold that year. Some of his most recent sales include JUST. ONE. KISS. to Netflix, DON’T GO IN THE WATER to Universal, and HACIENDA to AGBO.
Anatomy of a Sale centers on the story behind the story, as in each episode we’ll hear from the industry’s top executives, representatives and writers chronicling their journey from the birth of a script to its eventual success. You’ll learn about the struggles of taking a project to market, the painstaking hours that go into breaking the narrative, the ups and downs of industry reception, and much more. So sit back, relax, and study the inner-workings of the Anatomy of a Sale.
This episode is produced by Emily Dell and edited by Rob Schultz. For more video content, head over to TSL 360: The #1 Screenwriting Education Video Library. Be sure to stay up to date on David Boxerbaum and all spec and sale related news by subscribing now.
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