There's no better way to make sure you DON'T endear yourself to agents, producers, or writers than by spitting on what they do.
Most TV shows are written by staffs, so they're not actively looking for new scripts, writers, or story ideas. But that doesn't mean they never take submissions.
Most people who "can't" move to L.A. ... or switch jobs ... or do the things necessary to break in ... simply don't want to. But make no mistake: THE CHOICE IS YOURS.
If you want to grab an agent or executive's attention, your script doesn’t need to be as good as professionally written scripts … it needs to be BETTER than professionally written scripts.
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 …
Writers are unfortunately often perceived to be at the bottom of the food chain in the feature world. But in the world of TV, it’s a very different story.
In case you missed it (and most of you probably did because, unfortunately, no network actually aired this), here's the opening number from the 2011 Writers Guild Awards as performed by Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet.
On Saturday, February 5, the 2011 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for screen, television, radio, news, promotional, videogame, and new media writing were announced. Script Magazine would like to congratulate all the winners and nominees for their great work last year. Kudos to a great year in entertainment! The following is...
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.