The superior networking skills of most Hollywood literary managers could well put you in touch with producers and studio execs too. The best time is probably mid-week. A lot of us have overseas clients — I definitely do — and it just continues.
However, I was basically stuck with the smaller British homegrown agencies, and the two larger LA agencies with a London presence: There are online services that claim they will, for a substantial fee, read your script and, if they like it, pass it along to important people.
Special interests in multi-cultural, gay, feminist and anti-establishment writing. Now she's sending your script out one copy at a time. People claim this has something to do with protection against lawsuits. Internships are a great way to get in, perhaps the best after a personal recommendation from a player.
Don't bother with anyone who runs seminars, teaches extension classes, offers screenplay analysis, or does anything else for a living. Go Between, a courier agency, picks up the box and delivers all thirty of the scripts to the various recipients within about three hours. She has built up a reputation with them for sending good material, so that if she tells them your script is really good, they'll read the script quickly.
Always be positive about the product you are helping to create. How do you know if someone has clout?
These are all managers and management companies who welcome queries and submissions from writers without representation and without a referral from an industry professional they know.
Include a logline, short synopsis of the script and simple personal bio, remembering to mention that time you met at the Austin Film Festival, that referral you received, or the fact you placed highly in the Nicholl contest. The top agents get the top assistants. Think Bradley Cooper rather than Zach Galifianakis.
Film, TV, theatre scripts. Ask what their submission policy is and send it in A request to read something else. Overall, finding and getting a screenwriting agent is really the end game, once you have learned how to write a screenplay.
With that said, there are a few ways that you can try and get an agent. By Scott Parisien At this point in the game for myself, I have had two screenwriting agents and two sets of managers.
You can download our Screenwriting Managers List for free.The Top Screenwriting Contests. The Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, Austin Screenwriting Competition and PAGE International Screenwriting Awards are the best screenwriting contests because many agents.
I have had a few agents over the years but they did a lot less for me than I was doing for myself so we usually parted company after a few months. The idea that all you need to do is get your script to a good agent and he’ll turn all your screenwriting dreams into a.
Much of what is commonly known about screenwriting agents has “truthiness” but isn’t true.
Misconceptions persist because the agency business is somewhat secretive. Some agents prefer you to make a phone call first; others prefer email. Third, if an agent wants to look at your writing, they will generally ask you to send in an initial submission by email or post.
Literary Representation for Screenwriters Click here for a list of Literary Agents and Literary Managers for Film & Television. But please understand that securing representation for your writing is not as simple as calling up, sending an email or even mailing your script.
While it’s true screenwriting managers are often flooded with queries and submissions, they’re often much more open to receiving them than screenwriting agents.
You can read more about why it’s a good move to query managers over agents in our post, How To Get a Screenwriting Agent & Manager.Download