Mar 17, 2022 • 41M

Why the 'Head of Story' at One of Hollywood's Biggest Agencies Writes His Own

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Richard Rushfield
Sonny Bunch hosts The Bulwark Goes to Hollywood, featuring interviews with folks who have their finger on the pulse of the entertainment industry during this dynamic—and difficult—time.
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On this week’s episode, Sonny talks to Adam Novak, head of story at one of the biggest agencies in Hollywood, WME. Adam is also the author of the novel Rat Park, out this week, as well as three other novels. Adam discusses his three-plus decades in the industry as a script reader for stars like Bruce Willis and directors like John McTiernan. What’s the role of a good reader in Hollywood? How do they help serve their clients and the world of entertainment writ large? And then Sonny and Adam discuss Adam’s novels and the intricate universe he’s woven around the fictional Omniscence agency. 

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