In less than a month being on this wonderful website, I found an agent on here. I contacted them and was signed two weeks later. This is really an awesome place to network.
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That's wonderful! Would love to hear more about your story and how you met your agent.
How specifically were you able to find an agent? Congratulations I just joined the site but have seen a lot of opportunities for writing, acting, producing, PR and legal work
The first few days I was here, I made as many connections as possible, commented on posts that interested me. It wasn't long that I saw an agent comment on someone's post. I clicked on their profile and found their web site. I went to their web site and saw that their submission policy is a query letter and first 15 pages of the screenplay. I sent it and three days later I received an email stating they wanted to sign me. Fortunately, they have two offices, one of which is only 30 miles from me. The company is owned by three people. The person who read the query and first 15 was at their other office, so I met with the other two owners. They had not read my query or first 15 but met with me based upon the recommendation of the other. I went to the meeting prepared. The two asked me if I brought a copy of the screenplay, of course I did! When the 'main' owner took it and opened to page one, she started saying, "No no no no no, this is horrible!" My heart sunk. She grabbed a pen and began circling all over the page.... apparently it is a 'no no' to use 'ing'. I did not get defensive, I saw it for what it was...an error in format - she had still not really read the thing. Two hours later (and even they were surprised they spent so much time with me) they handed me a contract to sign. Long story short - I got involved in this site and worked it; I have a hook in my screenplay; I am easy to work with and receptive to constructive criticism; I was not nervous, was myself and eager to learn. If anyone follows those steps, they can get an agent too. Another source of contacts is the 2012 Hollywood Screenwriting Directory available at the Writer's Store (I think there is a link in the Marketplace link above. Best of luck to you!
Congrats on your success!
Congratulations! Good luck with your project!!
thanks for the well wishes, it is appreciated
First of all,BRAVO Stacey! always happy to hear that you did the right way.You requested my friendship only yesterday,so I'd like to offer you my sincere felicitations again on your new contract,and having ask me in,plus your very smart comments on one of the discussions we're following..!!
YEAH, Stacey! That's what's up!!! lol.... congrats!!!!!
That is wonderful!
Oh my, that's wonderful! Congratz!
Thank you all for the congrats, it is really inspiring to me and I do appreciate you all.
thats great Stacey!
That is so amazing!!!
That's great, congratulations! I'll be curious to follow how having representation enhances your career...
Wonderful! So happy for you!
Congratulations Stacey! :)
I am truly blown away by all of your well wishes, you are amazing people, thank you!
Fantastic news Stacey - many people produce their best work later in life. Just goes to show that it is never too late to chase our dearest dreams.
Great news Stacey! All the best to you!
Congrats Stacey...your success is what I pray for daily.
Thank you again for all of the well wishes, it is truly inspiring and I am grateful.
Congrats Stacey. Good to hear.
Wow! Great work. Now try not to pull your hair out when dealing with your agent.
Lol Kevin, thanks for the warning! Thank you all for the congrats and well wishes