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Old 01-15-2018, 08:46 AM   #1
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How to hire a Literary Agent

I am a screenwriter and I have to accept that I need to reach industrial standards if I am to be taken serious. What is the best way to get a literary agent? Do I have to meet him/her in person? Can I work with him/her online? And prices.
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Directorik might have some ideas for this.
I think his job is connected to reading scripts.
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I'm late to this thread, but you can't really "hire" a literary agent. you're not meant to reach out to agents, agents are meant to reach out to you

here are a few ways to get a literary agent's attention:

*win a screenwriting contest
*enroll yourself in a renowned screenwriting program at a prestigious university (e.g. UCLA) and be referred by a professor
*be referred by an already successful screenwriter/filmmaker (this is why networking is extremely important)
*attain a low-level job at a reputable agency like CAA or William Morris, network/make connections with people above you, and show them your work when you've gained their friendship
*post your writing online and cultivate a large following

good luck.
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Makes a lot of sense, hamptonjack. Thanks!
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I need to reach industrial standards if I am to be taken serious. What is the best way to get a literary agent? Do I have to meet him/her in person? Can I work with him/her online? And prices.
Someone else please correct me, but I think you have the order of operations wrong here.
You don't get an agent and then reach industrial standards. you reach industrial standards and then get an agent.
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How do you reach industrial standards!?
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How do you reach industrial standards!?

What do you mean by "industrial standards"?
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Ask sfoster.
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Ask sfoster.
Well I was quoting you "I am a screenwriter and I have to accept that I need to reach industrial standards if I am to be taken serious. "

And by that I assumed we were talkinga bout the minimum quality one would expect from someone that writes for a living.
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Okay, I get it.
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Ask sfoster.
I'd like to help so I'm asking you. I'm not interested in what sfoster
means. You said you "need to reach industrial standards" if you are
to be taken serious.

What do YOU mean by "industrial standards"?
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sfoster said after you get to industrial standards then you get an agent. So I was merely asking him what does he consider industrial standards.
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sfoster said after you get to industrial standards then you get an agent. So I was merely asking him what does he consider industrial standards.
what did you mean when you said it in the original post ?
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I meant that after I get an agent that is when I will reach industrial stands and be taken seriously. I am already a screenwriter that is no doubt. But what next?
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