Be honest with yourself about your project's business model and commercial potential. Just as specific producers work on specific types of material, so do certain agents.
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 …
Agencies are the best starting place for anyone launching a Hollywood career… even if you don't want to be an agent. Many networks, studios, and producers won't even hire assistants who don't already have agency experience.
People often think agents find talented writers and help them get hired or sell scripts. And while there's truth in this, it's not a fair perspective on agents' jobs.
There's often a difference between what aspirants, even talented aspirants, WANT to be true… and what IS true. And when I smell bullshit, I call bullshit. And I am calling MAJOR BULLSHIT.