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TV Package Fees: A Boon for Agencies, a Bummer for Others

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Gavin Polone used to be an agent. Now he's a producer, so he knows the ins and outs of the mysterious world of TV package fees. In decades gone by, agencies were rewarded for bringing together different elements of a TV show--combining writers, producers and actors on a project that they would take to a studio and a network. Today, agencies demand a package fee even if they had nothing to do with assembling those elements. Polone and veteran TV writer-producer Rob Long explain how these fees work and why no one resists paying them.

Photo: Gavin Polone

Credits

Hosts:
Kim Masters, Michael Schneider

Producer:
Kaitlin Parker