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I didn't even know there was a Disney Feature Writers Scholarship. How else do you get a script to them? I can't find a single agent that is looking for new writers. If you write to them direct they just return your letter. any help/advice much appreciated. Lee.email@example.com
I have tried dozens of literary agents but not one is accepting new writers at the moment. Does anyone know of an agent that is? Many thanks.
I have a script that is funnier than being kicked in the face.
I've emailed the pitch to most of the production companies that accept them but haven't received a reply.
Could a kick in the face be funnier or do they just take ages to reply?
Being kicked in the face isn't funny that's why my script beats it for laughs.
Thanks for your tip Harvey I will give it a go. My pitch is awesome I don't know why there aren't any bites.
Good luck to all.
Please let me know what you think of the logline for my comedy.
When womanising make-up artist Keith Murray is falsely accused of being a 'grass' by his drug dealing neighbour, he has to go into hiding. He disguises himself as an old man and moves into a retirement home. There he falls in love with a beautiful nurse half his 'new age'.
Please let me know what you think of the logline for my drama.
When a 60 year old car worker is laid off, his comfortable life starts to crack. Unable to get another job, desperate to stave off the bailiffs and keep his wife happy, he turns to armed robbery.
One of my all time favourites. If I could be half as good as he was I'd be happy.
Does anybody know who Woody Allen's agent is? I would like to send him a script. Many thanks.
Thanks to all that replied.
The story is about ageism. The guy is 60 and can't get another job because 60 in the workplace is deemed old. He still feels he has something to offer.
It is his frustration about this and mounting debts that lead him to rob. Unfortunately in a short logline it is impossible to tell everything. He robs debt collectors.
Thank you very much.
Please could you comment on my comedy/thriller logline. Thanks.
After ingeniously murdering his wife and making it look like an accident, a mild mannered accountant looks forward to starting a new life. But will her ghost and a crooked detective be able to stop him?
Sorry folks I was in hospital having my cartilages done.
The script is a dark comedy. The wife was a bully and after years of abuse and the opportunity of a partnership in a business in Florida with his brother, he decides to get rid of her. His wife reappears as a ghost -which is actually his conscience. The detective working the case works out how he killed his wife but instead of arresting him, sets in operation a blackmail plan.
All remakes prove is Producers don't know what a good script is. They don't have confidence in their own ability to recognise one so they remake a film that has already been a success and live off that. Its pretty gutless and talentless.
I have been told by Producers that scripts like, On Golden Pond, Local Hero and It's a Wonderful Life, are hard to sell nowadays. Why is that? My scripts fall into this bracket.
Charlie Chaplin had a child at 73. I don't know if he was an interesting person. If he was anything like I remember him in films, he didn't have much to say.
The best piece of advice I got was, when you think you've finished your script put it in the drawer for two weeks. Then take it out and read it. You'll find so many errors and things you want to change you'll be over the moon you never posted it.
Good/great screenplays don't always stand out. American Beauty and Brokeback Mountain to name just two, were hawked around for years before being taken up.
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