I was wondering on how you can help get the right agent. I've written a screenplay, which is copyedited and registered
A-ha You're looking for a script not a literary agent. More specifically, you want a script manager. Agents in California are wheeler-dealers who generally do not take on or consider new clients
Personally, i look for some sense of concept and marketing in writer's queries- is the person hitting the side of my brain?
Besides a concise pitch, what are you looking for when a writer talk to you in person or contacts you via a query
For newer writers, yes. Agents rarely have time to deal with some of their existing clients
Yes, it's not enough to simply generate a feature or TV idea, write the script and be done with it. You have to think about business-how it grows, where it's moving. Think your idea as intellectual property nd just a movie or television show platforming is important.
We know the textbook definition between a manager and an agent in Hollywood. that said, do you feel like contacting a manager is the best route for newer writer? Are agents just too busy?
When a writer contacts you, how many scripts should they have up their sleeve
I recommend at least two, if if not more. And a plethora of good ideas!
What are the most common problems you see in the first 5-10 pages of the specs you?
Beginnings that are uninteresting and fail to set the tone of the script. And lackluster introductions of main characters. I can't tell you how many scripts fall short on these two levels
Any other advice or tips for newer writers on a topic we haven't covered?