Favorite Quotes Volume XX: Agents have to work it too.

The William Morris Agency has been in the news a lot lately because of its recent merger (to put it politely) with the younger company on the block, Endeavor.

So I figured if the WMA was in the news, why not on the blog, especially when their high ranking execs say things like this:

I didn’t have connections, I didn’t have experience and, initially, I didn’t really know what I was doing. But I did know I could outwork just about anybody. If everyone else read two scripts a night, then I would read four. If everyone started reading four, then I would read eight. That was my competitive advantage: I just wanted it more.
– Mike Simpson

There’s a lot to learn from this one:  hard work, staying ahead of the competition, desire, etc.

But I use it to remind myself that Producers aren’t the only ones that work hard.  Those on the “other side of the aisle” have their own set of challenges just like we do, and it’s important to be able to see their side of the story.

Producers have to be able to see things from many perspectives.  And the best can put themselves in the shoes of the actors, the directors, and yes, even the agents.

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