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How does one go about getting their story to the right people (i.e. agents, managers, etc.)?

Sep 13, 2010

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How does one go about getting their story to the right people (i.e. agents, managers, etc.)? - Question/Answer Q & A Discussion


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Temujin: Not so simple!
at Apr 27, 2011 - 12:45 PM
I've done all that and in the WGA site under 'employers - looking for a writer' I've checked the named writers on my list. Guess what? All the writers identified by the WGA are with the top 3 agents! UTA (who don't accept query letters and for whom Hollywood Creative Directory have no listing); CAA who don't accept query letters unless by referral and WME likewise.

Further problem - these agencies have many individuals so there's no way of identifying the individuals who have expertise in your genre.

In any case is there not a danger those agents who handle writers writing in a similar genre will have a conflict of interest?

There simply aren't 50 'focussed and relevant' agents!

My understanding is that agents hate getting 'cold' phone calls.

So I think we have to rethink this whole process.
Temujin: Writing screenplay and tv sit com - same agent? Any added special advice? - ROBERT MCKEE - please?
at Mar 14, 2011 - 5:43 PM
1. I've written a drama-thriller feature and a pilot for a sit com. Is the agent who crosses genres (so to speak) common or rare? Who do I send my one letter to?

2. How do I differentiate between an agent and a manager? I have a list of both taken from Hollywood Creative Directory. I do have another 6 'formed' projects which I'd also like to discuss, develop and work on with my 'new' agent.
at Sep 13, 2010 - 9:31 AM
Yes definatley avoid CAA and those guys- and not because they have a script stack 40-deep. Most of the majors have policies about not taking unsolicited material.

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