Reaching for Representation: Agents, Managers, and Lawyers for Film and TV Writers
The age old—and somewhat hackneyed—question asked by countless aspiring writers is, “How do I get an agent?” In the modern world, however, an agent is only one tool in a film and television writer’s arsenal of representatives. What is the difference between a manager, an agent, and a lawyer? How can these key figures help to launch your career, introduce you to industry executives, get your project(s) set up and made, and—most important—get you a paycheck? In this intensive course, we’ll answer all these questions and discuss how to properly market and sell not only your project but yourself. And, yes, we’ll also answer that notorious question, how do you land an agent. Of course there’s not one simple answer, but you’ll walk away with a strong idea of what is required and experience writing loglines and query letters. Learn what representation is and is not, and what it can and can’t do for you.
You'll Walk Away with
- Knowledge of the difference between services provided by agents, managers, and lawyers
- Experience writing loglines and query letters for pitching yourself and your project
- An understanding of what representation can and can’t do
- Aspiring film and TV writers
- Students with finished scripts and those just starting the writing process