Ask the Screenplay Doctor: Top Five Tips … How to Really Find an Agent

You may be a talented and brilliant screenwriter, but for many, getting an agent can be a tough and overwhelming challenge. Sometimes it might feel like the only way that you’re going to get an agent is if you open a fortune cookie that reads: “Today you will find an agent. Look at the person sitting at the next table.”  And, poof, that agent is seated with arms outstretched, awaiting your script.

Yes, there is nepotism, egotism, and many other ‘isms’ in the film industry, but when you venture on your quest to seek representation, it’s time to check your pessimism and cynicism at the door.  It’s time to take control.

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