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Ask the Screenplay Doctor: Agent Directories
Before contacting agents and/or managers, make sure they are a right fit for your project. Several of my previous columns for this publication focus on finding representation and writing query letters, so please refer to them for more information.
Keep in mind that many film industry folks change jobs and positions (here today, gone tomorrow) so it is best to make sure that their contact information is current. And finally, follow the company’s submission rules. For example: If they request a query letter only, that’s all you send them.
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Ask the Screenplay Doctor: Why Hollywood Isn’t Calling
If you don’t have an agent, manager, or entertainment attorney who knows the ins and outs of the film industry and can get your screenplay into the right hands, writing a fabulous screenplay is just half the proverbial uphill battle. Unless incredible luck intervenes and an aspiring screenwriter happens to meet the right connection who can actually turn that script into a movie, the aspiring screenwriters out in the world must — in addition to mastering the screenwriting craft — put on a producer’s cap and gain an understanding of the film industry by reading books and articles on the topic, learn how to write great query letters and synopses, and know how to pitch his or her screenplay.