How do I get someone to consider my screenplay?
Most studios will only consider it if I submit it thru an agent and the agents will only consider me if I’ve been previously published.
So, how do I get round this Catch 22 situation? I’ve tried submitting to competitions without success and as I’m based in Ireland. I tried submitting my script to local tv channels but they too are now insisting work must come through agents, or can only be submitted once or twice a year as in the case of the BBC.
Selling Your Screenplay by Ashley Meyers
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Just thought I’d add this piece of advice about scripts. At one time I worked for friend and former actor, Stephen O’Connor (nephew of actor Carroll O’Connor) who owned a talent management company. He managed talent both here on the East Coast as well as in Hollywood. His advice to me for a client was that in order to avoid having your script stolen, register it with WGAW Registry which is the official script and screen play registration service of the Writers Guild of America, West. You do not need to be a member of the Guild to take advantage of the service. I looked into it for the client a while back and found the fee for non-members to be $20.