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OBJECTIVES: In this assignment, students will choose a piece of creative content

OBJECTIVES:
In this assignment, students will choose a piece of creative content and then, based on that content, determine why it would be necessary to have an agent.
Students will analyze and determine the correct type of agent for their content.
Students will review and research appropriate resources regarding agents.
Students will analyze agent contracts and terms.
INSTRUCTIONS:
Initial Post (75%) – DUE WEDNESDAY
Project Specifications
In this week’s discussion board, let’s talk about agents who shop creative content for publishing deals (literary agents, songwriting agents, film sales agents, developers, etc.).  Be sure to read Chapter 3 on agents, as well as the document, “How This Course Works,” found on FSO.  Also, select your real or hypothetical creative content (book, film, TV, game or music) before beginning your post.  Once you’ve done this, think next about your chosen piece of creative content and why you need to have an agent for a traditional publishing deal.  Here are some questions to consider: 
• Based on your chosen creative content, why is it necessary to have an agent? 
• How can you find an an agent, and what is the correct type of agent for your content?  What resources should you consult?
• Today, it is becoming more and more difficult to secure an agent.  Why do you think this is, and what might you be able to do about it?  What are the specifications of the contract that you would hope to sign with an agent?