Understanding how Hollywood operates is crucial for any new screenwriter seeking agents and managers for representation. First you must know the differences between the roles an agent plays versus a manager. Furthermore, differentiating between power agents, boutique agents, and managers who act like agents empowers you to find the representation that is right for you. Special attention is paid to preparing your script for agency submission to demystify what reps really look for in their next hot writing client, as this can be different from what development executives and buyers look for. While it's true that formulaic scripts tend to sell better in Tinseltown, this course also covers strategies for writers who seek representation with more character-driven indies in their portfolios. By the end of the course, you have a solid understanding of what steps to take next for your career.