Question by Yaknowhat: What’s the best way for a screenwriter to solicit a spec script to agencies?
To be more specific — a writer who doesn’t live anywhere near Hollywood and only gets there occasionally?
Answer by THE FISH
First of all make sure that the script is copyright (PA4 form) and that it is registered with the writers guild of america. This will protect your work for up to ten years.
Believe it or not most scripts are sold without an agent. Getting through to a good producer with a query letter or a telephone script usually works.
This can be a ruthless industry so you need to be careful with a good strategy.
You asked a question that is very complicated. There’s a book that you can buy or look at in a main library titled “the screenwriters bible” by David Trotter. This back will give you very good guideline to answer most of your questions.
There are many agencies that can help too. My favorite is a group that I belong to called “New England film.” If you were to check out their web site and dig deep enough you will find that you can submit your work to them and then they will see that an accomplished filmmaker will read it and possibly buy it it’s good enough.
I can sit here and go on and on because I’ve been in the business for a long time. Sometimes depending on where you live they have film groups that meet with directors, producers, agents, actors, writers and all. Them kind of groups don’t cost much and it’s a great place to meet people in the business. The main thing is to get the right connection to read it.
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The “meat” guy tells a good story but there’s an old sying, “if you don’t know what you’re talking about, then you’re full of $ hit!” He don’t know what he’s talking about.
I’m producing right now.
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