by Douglas Eboch (@dougeboch) & Ken Aguado (@kaguado) In part one of this article, we summarized what the various representatives do in Hollywood. Now let’s get back to our original question: “How do I get an agent?” As we said last time, this is actually a placeholder for the real question: “How
getting an agent
The one question that budding screenwriters ask more than any other question is, “How do I get an agent?” I’m as guilty as the rest. It’s so easy to get consumed by the goal of landing an agent or a manager, of believing that if you just had someone to represent
The best way to get an agent? Write a good script. If your first one isn’t good enough, make it better. If it still isn’t good enough, write a new one. Once you write a good script, the rest will work itself out.
This article on how to get an agent is actually written by an agent, Phillipa Burgess, so it might be worthwhile to listen to what she has to say. You’re not going to come across anything groundbreaking in this article, but it’s certainly a helpful reminder on patience and perseverance: