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Old 09-07-2010, 10:58 AM   #11
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And when looking for representation, ALWAYS send your query to queries@zerogravitymanagement.com
They will respond, but with one of those "license-to-steal" releases. If you're willing to take the risk, give 'em a try.
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Old 09-07-2010, 05:47 PM   #12
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That's a very disconcerting comment. Are you talking from personal experience or just from ordinary release forms in general.
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Old 09-14-2010, 12:23 PM   #13
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Great advice - it will also help those who follow it come from the passion they feel about their writing, instead of the struggle/fear of "but can I sell it?".
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Thank you guys. Pitchfest was a waste of money... will not do that again. As far as contests, I would not waste my money.

Here is a transcript of something I found on WordPlay.com. It may be a bit offensive to post here but it is the best advice I think an industry guy can give to a newbie. It clarified things for me. So, I posted it on my blog and gave credit where credit is due,

http://valhasit.blogspot.com/p/hall-of-fame.html
I think I might tatoo some of that message on my hands...so every time i type...
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Old 09-14-2010, 02:46 PM   #14
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You don't need an agent.

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I asked the question "how do I get an agent" because I couldn't bear for years to ask the question "how do I become one of the best screenwriters in the world?".
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:41 PM   #15
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Sublime manna from the heavens!
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Old 09-14-2010, 07:42 PM   #16
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Thank you guys. Pitchfest was a waste of money... will not do that again. As far as contests, I would not waste my money.

Here is a transcript of something I found on WordPlay.com. It may be a bit offensive to post here but it is the best advice I think an industry guy can give to a newbie. It clarified things for me. So, I posted it on my blog and gave credit where credit is due,

http://valhasit.blogspot.com/p/hall-of-fame.html
In your blog you quoted a message board post from the year 2000.

This post could have been written yesterday and be equally good.

It's excellent advice on how to keep loving what you are doing and not become one of those cheesecakes who try to fake it until they (never) make it - and spoil others on the way.

It's all about what you create - and not to let the cynicism of those who can't create spoil the game for you.
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:29 PM   #17
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This is great stuff. Tao is one of the reasons I came on this board in the first place-- stuff like this. His posts are gems.
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:01 AM   #18
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Here is my advice to you.

Forget agents or managers. Generally unless you have placed highly in a contest, have previously sold work or have a friend who they trust, they are not going to pay a whole lot of attention to you.

Instead, start looking at smaller independent production companies. Best way in my opinion to find the companies to target is to go to blockbuster.com. There you can look at all the action flicks released by year. Target companies that made some this year and last.

Chances are, your not going to land a studio deal so I hope it isn't a large budget action flick like The Expendables with locations all across the world.

So if your thought is that your action flick is going to be the next big box office blockbuster, your probably setting your goals to high. It's not impossible, but highly unlikely, even if your writing is phenomenal.

Just my opinion though, I have had far better luck dealing with production companies than with agents and managers.

This is a great tip.
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