UNSOLICITED MANUSCRIPTS (Get an Agent. Sell Your Script. 6 Agencies & 246 Literary Agents)
by Dov S-S Simens on April 28, 2016
UNSOLICTED MANUSCRIPTS vs SOLICITED MANUSCRIPTS
Wrote a Screenplay. Registered & Copyrighted it. Got your pitch fine tuned to an “Elevator Pitch” and are ready to pitch it to anyone who knows someone in Hollywood.
So, what are you waiting for?
Oh, you heard you need an agent and if you call an agent cold, without a formal introduction, that he/she won’t talk to you.
Oh, you also heard that you can’t even mail it for they “Do Not Accept Unsolicited Manuscripts”.
F*ck, you don’t need permission to phone anyone and you definitely don’t need permission to mail anything to anyone.
But, again, you heard that they “Do Not Accept Unsolicited Manuscripts”.
So what the heck are you going to do… Wait-To-Be-Solicited. That definitely ain’t gonna happen.
It is my solid belief that the reason that 100% of the Screenwriting & Directing, even Acting, careers never get launched is that the individual is “Waiting to be Solicited”.
Now lets get into action as in Lights-Camera-Action.
Back to: You wrote a script. You believe it is great. You have a great Grabber on Line 6 of Page-1 and another great Grabber on the Last Line of Page-1 that is going to make the “peruser” (not calling him a reader…yet) want to turn-the-page and keep reading. You’ve Registered & Copyrighted it.
Again, “So what are you waiting for?”
Oh I fuhggot “You’re waiting to be solicited”.
Cut-it-Out! Cut-it-Out! Cut-it-Out!
Pick up the phone and dial. Photocopy the script with a great Cover Letter stating “Your speech at So-and-So Film Festival totally changed my life and I wrote this script because of you…. yadda-yadda-yadda” or “Once you peruse the first page you’ll know why it’s great…. yadda-yadda-yadda”
All I know is if you don’t it is 100% Guaranteed that you WILL NEVER SELL IT.
Now, why not start at the top.
Below is a list of the Top 6 Literary Agencies, with office in Hollywood, New York & London, that have at least 246.
Smile & Dial… and Turn It Over To God.
What do you have to lose?
A-G-A-I-N: All I know if you “wait to be solicited”… nothing is ever going to happen.
So, lets start the ball rolling and Smile & Dial and remember the only thing better than ACCEPTANCE is REJECTION… the worst thing is NON-ACTION.
246 LITERY AGENTS
The 6 largest Literary Agencies, with over 246 Literary Agents (Features, TV-Sitcoms, Comedy, TV-Dramas, Speeches, Jokes, Non-Scripted, Gaming, etc.) are…
(FIRST) AGENCY FOR PERFORMING ARTS (aka: APA)
ADDRESS: 4025 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
ATTN: Jim Gosnell (CEO), David Saunders (Sr Feature Literary), Lee Dinsman (Sr TV)
(SECOND) CREATIVE ARTIST AGENCY (aka: CAA)
ADDRESS: 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067
ATTN: Richard Lovett (President), David O’Connor (Head-Literary Movies), Steven Lafferty (Head-Literary TV)
(THIRD) INTERNATIONAL CREATIVE MANAGEMENT (aka: ICM)
ADDRESS: 10250 Constellation Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067
ATTN: Chris Silberman (President), Nicole Clemens (Head-Feature Films), Kevin Crotty (Co-Head, TV)
(FOURTH) PARADIGM ENTERTAINMENT
ADDRESS: 360 N Crescent Dr, N Bldg, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
ATTN: Lawrence Antoine (Exec VP), Jeff Benson (Co-Head, TV Literary), Valarie Philips (Head, Motion Picture Literary)
(FIFTH) UNITED TALENT AGENCY (aka: UTA)
ADDRESS: 9560 Wilshire Blvd, #500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
ATTN: James Berkus (Co-Head), Peter Benedek (Co-Head), Tracey Jacobs (Co-Head)
(SIXTH) WILLIAM MORRIS ENDEAVOR (aka: WME)
ADDRESS: 9601 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
PS: I repeat. Stop waiting. Stop finding people who tell you what you can’t do. Get in motion. You wrote the script. You registered and copyrighted it. You are sure it is great. Then Smile-and-Dial, Post-and-Mail, Turn it over to God and write your next script.
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