Finding an agent to represent you is not done by sending queries, e-mailing strangers, or submitting scripts. Finding an agent is something that must be EARNED.
Aspirants often think cold-calling, querying, and unsolicited submissions are viable methods for getting an agent. But they're actually a waste of time, energy, and postage. So let's take a look at some methods that work …
There is no bigger sign of an amateur than someone who's worried about their stuff being stolen. If you worry your show can be stolen… you haven't written it well enough.
No production company or network will "request" a sizzle reel or demo; you must go into the pitch with a fully produced, ready-to-go sizzle. Which means you must convince your crew to work for free… or fund them out of your own pocket.
Your producer is entitled to NOTHING. And if a producer suggests working out some kind of financial arrangement before pitching your show... RUN.
While it's exciting to watch TV's new shows and schedules being unveiled during Upfronts Week, this week is actually—for the networks, the kingpins of the TV world—just the beginning of an even more critical period.
Every show—in fact, every piece of art—should be a reflection of audiences' lives... and every story throughout history can be boiled down to a single sentence.
Nine awesome websites and services (and one hilarious video) for anyone who loves film, TV, or writing.
A film consultant is not the most qualified person to guide you through developing a TV series. They may be able to give you pointers on scenes and dialogue, but the truth is... TV and film are two totally different crafts.
You do NOT want a writers group mixing seasoned, polished writers with first-timers trying to learn structure, character, tone, process, etc.