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Shakespeare. Dostoyevsky. Faulkner. Steinbeck. Roth. Wallace. What do these great authors have in common?

Surprisingly little, if you think about it. But one thing they definitely share: Ben Bernstein was never their literary agent.

The Small Time is an 8-episode web series about struggling literary agent Ben Bernstein as he tries to find the one writer who can be the next big thing.  Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of great books sitting in the bottom of the barrel. Ben has to navigate pitches from a host of authors, one loopier and more out-of-touch than the last, while also juggling his surly assistant and nagging parents – who just happen to be the only successful authors Ben represents.