The Kinds of Screenwriters That Literary Agents Love

If you’re a screenwriter looking to sign with a literary agent, you’ve probably got the basics down: you can tell a reasonably-entertaining story on paper, you’re a hard worker, and you’re a nice gal.  But, alas, it takes more than that to win the affections of an agent. Here are five things lit agents look for when … Read more

How To Get a Recommend on your Script Coverage

This screenplay is amazing

Has your screenplay ever received a RECOMMEND when getting script coverage?  As a script analyst running my own script coverage company, Screenplay Readers, I’m constantly bombarded with questions from screenwriters and producers, but perhaps no question is asked more than: “What do I have to do to get my script rated as a RECOMMEND?” (As opposed … Read more

Screenwriter Day Jobs – What are the best ones?

There’s screenwriters who write one script, mail it off to Hollywood, and sell it for $500k. And then there’s the rest of us screenwriters with day jobs: working our butts off in the trenches, slogging through bills, slaving away at some soul-sucking day job so we can pay the rent and keep writing our screenplays, … Read more

Agency Script Coverage – Do agents even read it?

Agents and script coverage

So you’ve gone to all the trouble of writing a script, which you happen to think is the greatest little romantic comedy since they invented Romantic Comedies in 2010.  And you’ve gone to all the trouble of getting feedback on that script from friends, writers groups, and even paid for script coverage from a script … Read more

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