Mark Finley

Manager
Plain Text
Materials Due: 9:00am PT
Saturday 7/6

Sold Out - Waitlist Available

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About Your Host

Mark Finley founded Metric Talent & Literary Management in 2013, where he represents actors, writers, and directors. At Metric he has guided acting careers and been instrumental in helping break actors, TV personalities, and social media influencers to the next level. On the literary and production side, now branded Plain Text, clients include writers of major features and TV series creator/showrunners, along with high potential developmental writers. 

Finley started his entertainment career in music, having co-founded the independent record label Push/Pull Records in 2005. He segued to Film and TV management in 2011 when he was hired as an associate manager at Allen Edelman Management. The decision to go independent and form Metric was driven by his desire to expand into literary and production. 

In 2018 he combined forces with Daniel Brandt, former VP at Lotus Entertainment (THE GREY, KILLING THEM SOFTLY), to form Plain Text, a production company that also handles literary management. On the production side, the company has film and TV projects set up at studios and major production companies. They also represent film financiers on both the studio and indie levels. 

HOW IT WORKS


  • After you sign up, you will receive instructions on how to submit your script via the Material Submission Form.
  • Your material submission is due as soon as you are ready, but no later than 9:00am PT on the day of the session.
  • During the session, the exec will read as many of your opening pages as they can get through in 8 minutes.
  • You will receive this exec's written feedback on your pages via email within 5 business days following the session unless otherwise notified.

Cancellation Policy: You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hours prior to the start of the session. Cancellations requested after this period will be ineligible for refunds.

Specializes in:


Features
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • RomCom
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • All Budgets

TV
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • SciFi
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • All TV Homes (Network, Cable & Streaming)
  • Half-Hour Pilots
  • One-Hour Pilots
  • TV Movies

Themes
  • Animation
  • Biopics
  • Books
  • "Buddy"
  • Coming-of-Age
  • Crime/True Crime
  • Documentary Adaptations
  • Dystopian
  • Faith-Based/Faith-Friendly
  • Family-Friendly
  • Female-Driven
  • Futuristic
  • Graphic Novels
  • High-Concept
  • Holiday
  • Inspirational
  • Kids / Children
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Musicals
  • Period Pieces
  • Political
  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Psychological
  • Reality/Unscripted TV
  • Revenge
  • Road Trip
  • Romance
  • Socially Relevant
  • Sports
  • True Stories
  • Webseries
  • Young Adult (YA)
  • Diverse Writers
  • Writers Over 40
  • Writers Outside LA