Strategies for Getting Representation
What you can learn.
- Learn the best practices for identifying and approaching agents
- Understand the roles agents and managers will play in your career
- Get tips on how to prepare your script for agency submission
- Identify steps to achieve your immediate and long-term goals
About this course:
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.
Winter 2019 Schedule
These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.