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.
This course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.
No refunds after February 09, 2022
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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.