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.
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.
Waiting… is the inspiration of writer/director Rob McKittrick, who went from waiting tables to becoming a filmmaker literally with the screenplay that described it all. Now, half a decade after his film has become a cult favorite, he’s penning the series of the same name for Comedy Central.
If you want to get your pilot to producers, agents, or executives, the only thing you can do is move to Los Angeles. I know you can find script consultants, books, seminars, or agents who tell you otherwise, but THOSE PEOPLE ARE LYING.
Joke/sketch packets should ALWAYS be up-to-date with your best topical material… nothing feels more stale than jokes about last year's news.