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.
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.
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.
This is not an industry, or a career, where work can be half-assed. If you choose not to treat this like a professional career, YOU WILL NOT HAVE A PROFESSIONAL CAREER.
You don't have to travel the world to have a smorgasbord of life experiences. You can have an infinitely rich life—full of fascinating characters, conversations, interactions, adventures, relationships—without ever leaving your hometown.
GET A JOB. Wherever you are... if you aspire to work in film, TV, or entertainment... there's no reason you can't make that leap NOW.
Every week, we’ll discuss various issues in the world of TV writing: questions about craft, business news and developments, new shows or pilots, storytelling techniques in reality TV and digital media, you name it. If it concerns a screen smaller than the one at your local multiplex, we’ll talk about it here.