Script Chix Manager Panel – Wednesday October 16, 2013 8:30PM


Please join us for Script Chix inaugural Manager Panel! Hosted by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Thesy Surface, join Script Chix for an evening with some of LA’s hottest lit managers. A hosted panel discussion will be followed by a brief Q&A and reception at Echoes Under Sunset.

Get all your questions answered about the best ways to get a manager, how to keep your manager happy, and more! Our panel includes managers from Benderspink, Caliber, Echo Lake, Headlong Entertainment, and Kailey Marsh Entertainment.

It is also our 1 year birthday! We hope you will come celebrate and share a toast and treats with us after the panel!

For more about our panelists, check out their bios below. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Date: Wednesday October 16, 2013

Time: 8:30PM

Location: Echoes Under Sunset
1310 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Parking: Valet in the alley next to the venue is $5. Open street parking all around. Please do NOT park in the Burger King parking lot or they will tow the car. (The venue was very specific about this.)


THESY SURFACE, screenwriter/actress

A mix of many countries, Thesy hails (mostly) from London, England, and graduated from Brown University in the degree that make ALL parents proud – Theater Arts. She moved out to L.A. and… waited tables. (And did about 12 other jobs from which she garnered stories… and dates!!) Thesy did theater stints, improv and a couple of TV co-stars on forgotten studio pilots, before landing the role of a lifetime: the unibrowed, deaf-mute, hairy bombshell…Margaret McPoyle on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. A writing class inspired her to pursue the scribing path, and her first full-length feature Bowl Breakers was lucky enough to get into a few screenplay competition finals, including Final Draft Big Break and Script Pipeline. She is also a regular blogger on Script-wise, Thesy is currently working on an action-comedy and an erotic thriller… ’cause, for some reason, writing about sex and violence comes naturally to her.

Thesy is very happy Script Chix invited her to moderate this fantastic manager panel, not just to interview the great managers, but also because it gets her out of her cliche coffee shop routine – though she can’t deny the alcohol after the show wasn’t a major deciding factor.


Zadoc Angell is a Television literary manager at Echo Lake Management and former literary agent at Paradigm Agency, who has represented writers on Shameless, Desperate Housewives, Law & Order SVU, Community, Vampire Diaries, and The Newsroom. Mr. Angell sold the NBC series The Event and currently represents writers on Justified, Grimm, and Sons of Anarchy, among many other shows.

KAILEY MARSH, Kailey Marsh Entertainment & Creator of The Blood List
Kailey Marsh is an independent literary manager & producer.  She represents screenwriters, and directors in the feature, television and new media space.  Kailey started out work for Steven Schneider while he worked on PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, and then became and assistant at Circle of Confusion.  Kailey created The Blood List in 2009, which is the annual list hi lighting the top 13 best unproduced, dark genre screenplays of the year. She, and her clients have projects set up across town, in different stages of development, and production.

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Lee Stobby began his Hollywood career working at Misher Films and Double Feature Films before working for talent manager Sandra Chang. He is now a literary manager at Caliber Media representing writers, directors and personalities across all platforms. In 2012, Lee produced ABBY IN THE SUMMER, which stars Jaime Pressly, Robin Thicke, Frances Conroy and Joey Lauren Adams and is currently in post-production. Clients include: Lindsay Stidham who wrote Sundance hits DOUCHEBAG and SPOONER for director Drake Doremus; writer/director Kaare Andrews (CABIN FEVER: PATEINT ZERO), Kate Trefry whose script PURE O just won the first annual Tracking Board Launch Pad contest; Emil Stern (LEGENDS OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA’HOOLE); Rodney Ascher whose documentary ROOM 237 was the talk of Sundance and Cannes last year and was just released to thunderous reception; and J. Mackye Gruber (THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT, FINAL DESTINATION 2).

DANIEL VANG, Benderspink
Daniel Vang started at William Morris as a feature film literary assistant where he worked for two years before eventually landing at Benderspink (WE’RE THE MILLERS, HANGOVERs, AMERICAN PIE) as a literary manager in both film and TV. Daniel graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

KAILA YORK, Headlong Entertainment
Kaila York, President of Headlong Entertainment, founded the literary management and production company in 2007.  Prior to Headlong, Kaila worked at Paradigm Talent Agency,  with clients such as James Wan (Saw) and Kenny Ortega (High School Musical).  Kaila later transitioned into development at Martin Chase Productions (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2). As a manager, Kaila represents a select and yet diverse range of clients, including film and television writers (Matt Graham,  Untold History of the United States for Oliver Stone and Showtime), book authors (Gemma Halliday, Spying in High Heels franchise) and directors (Tamar Halpern, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life). Kaila produced her first feature film Greystone Park,  a supernatural thriller written and directed by Sean Stone.  She also created a television series based on the book and blog, The Art of Manliness, which sold to CBS.

*Please note, for the comfort and enjoyment of our guests, we will enforce a strict no pitching, no requests for reading/ meetings policy. We want this to be no pressure for you, so that you may relax and have fun.