SoCreate sat down with a panel of respected screenwriters at the Central Coast Writers’ Conference to discuss agents: how does a screenwriter get one?
Weighing in on the topic – shown in the video below – is screenwriter Peter Dunne (CSI, Melrose Place, Nowhere Man, Sybil), Doug Richardson (Die Hard 2, Hostage, Money Train, Bad Boys), and Tom Schulman (Dead Poets Society, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Welcome to Mooseport, What About Bob). We were thrilled to get access to these accomplished writers to extract knowledge from their years of industry experience.
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“The script is not the product. You are.”
“Most of the money I’ve made in screenwriting has been based on the stuff that I wrote that I didn’t sell.”
“Agents love new.”
“[Agents] are looking for you!”
”Oh, I got the next big thing.” They love new! They love that no one knows about you yet.”
“There is no age on the title page next to your name on a screenplay.”
“They may see that you’re a clever writer and you can handle a lot of things. They can sell the writer. The script is not the product. You are!”