Market Your Screenplay

ACCESS

Whether you're going for producers or talent, you'll encounter different levels of access . .

  1. "We don't accept unsolicited submissions." Offer to have your agent send it over (so you'd need to have an agent).
  2. "Sure, have your agent send it over." Ask if having your lawyer do it would be all right. Entertainment attorneys aren't difficult to find or work with, even in your hometown, and offer many advantages over literary agents.
  3. "Sure, we'll send you out a release form." Offer to send in a standard release form.
  4. "Sure, send it on over." Don't drop the phone, it happens (but you may want to include a standard release form just in case).

In each case, when you encounter a level higher than you're prepared for, try to drop it down one level to something you can handle.

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