Above all, we want to be the catalyst that propels great new talent to the kind of success they deserve so that we can inspire an entire new generation of film makers to tell their stories.
And usually those also mean you already have an agent. The way to do that is not by asking them. We accomplish this by inviting emerging screenwriters to submit their work so that New York talent, both transplants and locals, will have an opportunity to further their careers by connecting with agents and managers who could represent them to production executives.
Every day, execs in the movie business, and screenwriters, directors and producers, are online, engaging, participating, looking for something great.
They should also work on showcases, take improv classes, and go out for as many commercials as possible.
Start with genres that sell. Last year's grand prize winner got a one hour script consultation with Charles Osowik at Charles Osowik Management. And screenwriting agents? So he decided to answer the question in a blog postwhich he has given Indiewire permission to republish below.
After all, now you know how to get an agent! How do they do that?
Because they were true fans of what we did, had real understanding of our work, and, from the moment they had read our screenplay, knew we were going to have a long and distinguished career, if, of course, we had the right people around us to guide us through the difficult Hollywood maze.
Your job is to find a way to get them to ask you to read your stuff. To the industry.