Episode 196 – Eric Ruben (Working with a Literary Agent)

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Episode 196 – Eric Ruben (Working with a Literary Agent)



Eric Ruben is an attorney, literary Agent, producer, performer (SAG-AFTRA/AEA), and international speaker. He is also the founder and President of the Ruben Agency, a Literary Agency in New York City.

“I also am surprised by how many people have interesting ideas for books but never come close to finishing them. Completed manuscripts are important, especially for new authors. They need to show they can successfully develop their ideas and meet a deadline.” – Eric Ruben

Pre Show Notes

— Game Over is the TV pilot I shot several years ago about 5 employees working at a video game store struggling to get to the next level in their lives.

Tagline: In life there is no reset button

The goal is to get a lot of eyeballs on this so if you know anyone that’d be interested please share this with them.

— Game Over – Making a TV Pilot – The blog post with all of the behind the scenes details about making, Game Over.

— How NOT to make a TV Pilot – My interview with Alex Ferrari at Indie Film Hustle

— Backstage –  Use code dbcast at checkout when posting a casting call for a FREE basic listing

— Dave Bullis Podcast Filmmakers Group on Facebook – a FREE filmmaking group I made on Facebook.

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— Opening – Jingle Bells – Christmas in 8 bit by greenRiverThriller

Show Notes

Suzanne Brockmann –  is an American romantic fiction writer.  She has also penned works under the name Anne Brock.

Lawrence Block – is an American crime writer best known for two long-running New York–set series about the recovering alcoholic P.I.Matthew Scudder and the gentleman burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr. Block was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1994.

A Walk Among the Tombstones –  Liam Neeson stars in A Walk Among the Tombstones, an action-thriller based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels. Neeson plays Matt Scudder, an ex-cop turned unlicensed private investigator who reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens, TV’s Downton Abbey) hunt down the men who brutally murdered his wife. When the PI learns that this is not the first time, nor will it be the last, that these men have committed this sort of twisted crime, he must blur the line between right and wrong as he races to track the deviants through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again.

Writing the Novel from Plot to Print to Pixel – Lawrence Block’s book on writing

Whitney Davis – Whitney Davis is the founder of Whitney Davis Literary, a boutique literary consultancy offering management for screenwriters and editorial/career consulting services for writers at large.

New Ruben Agency Skype Course – January 11, 2018 2PM NYC time



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