screenwriting agent

Business of Screenwriting: Getting an Agent

Getting an agent isn’t hard to do.  That’s a surprise, isn’t it?  Well, it’s true.  I spent 25 years of my life as an agent in Hollywood and I know how the system works. During those years I signed new writers, older writers, men, women, tall, short, fat and thin.  Their...

Behind the Lines with DR: How Not to Fire an Agent

By Doug Richardson I think I was twenty-five years old. Pretty young to have come to the conclusion that the man who’d helped me cross over the threshold into showbiz had to be shown the proverbial exit. My career was showing some lift, and it was already painfully clear that the...