Final Draft, Inc.'s Big Break™ judge Michael Kuciak is a literary manager with his own firm, Samurai MK. When he read scripts in 2011 for the prestigious contest, known for hooking writers up with industry folks, he found two screenplays that he just couldn't put down. Cut to: Kuciak with two new clients.

Script sat with Kuciak to hear about how he discovered Paul Gavin and Matthew Gayne, what drew him to their scripts, and what he's going to do next for their careers.

Podcast highlights:

  • "[Both writers] created their own luck by being extremely hard working and having talent."
  • "[Both writers] have very sharp and distinct voices."
  • When looking for clients, Kuciak wants talent, commerciality and hunger.

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