WANT TO SELL YOUR SCRIPT? (TRY 20 LITERARY AGENTS… I like #9 & #12)
by Dov S-S Simens on August 31, 2015
Hello Writers. Want a Hollywood Literary Agent?
Yes, you truly need an agent, to be specific a literary agent, to get you (A) script coverage, to get you (B) into the right doors, to be able to (C) pitch.
However, you’ve heard that no true agency, with a Literary Department, will even allow you into their mailroom.
Now, what do you do?
Answer: You disregard that statement (“no one will talk to you”) and plow forward… assuming you’ve (A) written the great script and (B) properly registered and copyrighted it to CYA. And maybe you focus on the small mom-and-pop licensed agencies in Hollywood that you have likely never heard of..
But you don’t just give one a call, get nowhere and then quit.
Try a minimum of 20 literary agents. 20 is a solid test and something will happen. One is a good excuse to quit
Now, what’s your game plan for phoning Literary Agents. First decision is do you go for the Big ones, the Boutique ones or the small ones?
Lets go step-by-step. I got this graphic from “Google Images” and I’m not sure what the “7 Things Screenplay Agents Really Want” but I do know….
Have a great idea? Get an Agent/Agency?
Have a Treatment? Get an Agent/Agency?
Have a Screenplay? Get an Agent/Agency?
Want Writing Gigs? Get an Agent/Agency?
Win a Script Contest like Nicholls? Get an Agent/Agency?
Write Great Dialogue? Get an Agent/Agency?
I think you get the point.
You have heard over-and-over that if you want a career as a screenwriter, or as a hyphen (Writer-Director, Writer-Producer, Writer-Director, Writer-Filmmaker) that you need an agent or an agency, with credibility and contacts, to represent you.
But you keep reaching out to anyone you meet who says the word “Hollywood” and ask “Do you know any agents”.
Well stop asking for I am about to give you 20. Yes 20 Literary Agencies that are in Los Angeles/Hollywood.
20 HOLLYWOOD LITERARY AGENTS
And, I am going to give them to you in reverse alphabetical order.
Thus, these are the ones that don’t get hit up on as often as the Big 6 (APA, ICM, CAA, WME, UTA, TGA, etc.) or the ones that start with the letter A in the alphabet…
Who knows? Give it a shot? Lightening could strike?
I am going to give you them without (A) their website, (B) their e-mail address or (C) phone number.
Why? Because you need to do a little homework yourself. Google and discover.
ONE… “Webb Enterprises”, 10580 Des Moines St, Northridge, CA 91326
TWO… “Van Duren Agency”, 4303 Irvine Ave, Studio City, CA 91604
THREE… “Turtle Agency”, 7720 B El Camino Real, Suite 125, Carlsbad, CA 92009
FOUR… “Stein Agency”, 5125 Oakdale Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
FIVE… “Working Artists Agency”, 9563 Langdon Ave, North Hills, CA 91343
SIX… “Wardlow & Associates”, 14000 Palawan Way, #36, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
SEVEN… “Universal Talent Agency”, 560 S San Vicente Blvd, Suite D, Los Angeles, CA 90048
EIGHT… “TalentWorks”, 3500 West Olive Ave, Suite 1400, Burbank, CA 91505
NINE… “Starwill Talent Agency”, 433 North Camden Dr, 4/F, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
TEN… “Zanuck Agency”, 28035 Dorothy Dr, Suite 120, Agoura Hills, CA 91301
ELEVEN… “Vision Art Management”, 530 North Larchmont, Unit 2, Los Angeles, CA 90004
TWELVE… “Summit Talent & Literary”, 9454 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 203, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
THIRTEEN… “SMA, LLC”, 8950 W Olympic Blvd, PMB 380, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
FOURTEEN… “Schultz Assoc”, 6442 Coldwater Canyon, Suite 117, Valley Glen, CA 91606
FIFTEEN… “Sasco, Hill & Assoc”, Box 2104, Malibu, CA 90265
SIXTEEN… “Rothman Brecher Agency”, 9250 Wilshire Blvd, Penthouse, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
SEVENTEEN… “Quilco Agency”, 3104 West Cumberland Court, Westlake Village, CA 91362
EIGHTEEN… “Preferred Artists”, 16633 Ventura Blvd, Suite 1421, Encino, CA 91436
NINETEEN… “Perelman Agency”, 415 Washington Blvd, Suite 902, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
TWENTY… “Natural Talent”, 3331 Ocean Park Blvd, Suite 203, Santa Monica, CA 90405.
The saying is “You can lead a horse to water… but you can’t make him drink”.
After you have (A) written your screenplay, (B) re-written it and made it great, (C) registered and copyrighted it, (D) perfected your pitch and are ready to sell it you will more than likely need a literary agent.
Then, instead of trying the Big 7 agencies, with 100-500 agents, why not try a Mom-n-Pop licensed agency… who might actually pick up the phone and say “Hello”, when you call.
Please share if any of you have tried cold-calling literary agents.
Comment on whether you should try a Small Agency (2-5 staff), a Boutique Agency (10-30 staff), or a Power Broker Agency (100-500 staff)?
Keep Up to date… Join our e-mail list.
***** NO-BULL *****