Question by Pistol Pete: I am a budding screenwriter. How do I find a legitimate Agent?
Answer by Sully
Write three complete scripts. Make sure they are correctly formatted and the spelling is correct. Be sure to have an answer for “Who do see starring in this film?”. Ideally the next step will be to make friends with people already working in the industry but if that’s not an option start calling recoginized agents offices and speak to the secretaries. Ask them who in their organization is the best to see new scripts. Thank him/her very much. Next write a short letter (1 page) directly to the Agent saying that you are seeking representation for your three completed scripts. Give a short description and say who the script is perfect for. DON’T SEND THE SCRIPTS YET. Wait a little bit and call to set up an appointment. Can’t get an appointment. Move on to the next agent on your list. Good luck.
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