Re: Catherine Hardwicke, Louise Goodsill - and what now?
most people (even a-listers) don't have power to buy or greenlight any project. the query to an actor or director is to get them "attached" and that means you have to go through their agent who will ask, "how much money is on the table" and you'll be like, "huh?" - lol!
ie - to reach catherine hardwicke you need to go through her agent at CAA. you can call him or her directly but it probably won't get you far. you'll probably need an agent.
to get louise goodsill at odyssey...
or use snail mail
what you need to be doing is contacting managers. their job is to put packages together and work with writers.
agents who just sell your work and get you writing assignments.