Originally Posted by EdFury
Hallmark doesn't want family scripts. They want romances. They want Christmas romances or G rated romantic comedy, with more romance than comedy. They want drama, with romance. There are production companies that do family films, mostly with budgets of a million or less, sometimes way less. And MarVista is a rep only production company. Like most of the Hallmark feeders, they're getting more closed, unfortunately.
Mar Vista? Reps? Most agencies won't even talk to them. They've been on and off the WGA's Strike/Unfair List for years.
No agent would tell their client to write a Hallmark movie for Mar Vista. If MV is telling you you need an agent to get read there... they're giving you the polite blow-off.