Career Advice, Scriptwriting Advice

How to Get Your Script Read by Producers

73a94556f94e9b692490c3f97655f8e3_schmoozing-863-430-cMost of you have asked me in one form or another about how to get your work read in the industry.  The simple answer has always been: Network.   Make as many connections so that when you have work that’s submission ready, it’s going to get it’s chance to shine.

But remember that cultivating a network takes much more time and effort than one may think.  It won’t happen in a week or a month or even a year.  Sure you may make a few  strong connections in those time frames but a network means more than just a few strong connections.  And remember, weak connections should count as backups because those are the one offs.  One and dones.  A strong connection means someone who sticks by you after more than one failure.

All that being said, Michael Ferris wrote a helluva article about just this.   And somewhat more in depth than the average article goes about cultivating a network.  I highly recommend each and every one of you read this article to get a better sense of some directions you can go to grow your base.

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4 thoughts on “How to Get Your Script Read by Producers”

  1. Anything worth doing is worth doing well, at least that’s what they say, and they’re right. That’s why the business of creating films can be ruthless. It has to be. If it wasn’t, everybody would be doing it. That’s why it makes sense to keep going after failing, it’s the process of weeding out the weak to make room for the more deserving, harder working, and relentless diehards.

    1. Hello dear MJ, I guess every job has their own roles, and all them might have a ruthless portion. but the difference is that art is something wonderful extracted from any tough portion of whatever. It makes this special and relevant, which is hard for most people to accomplish that excellence.Hello dear MJ, I guess every job has their own roles, and all them might have a ruthless portion. but the difference is that art is something wonderful extracted from any tough portion of whatever. It makes this special and relevant, which is hard for most people to accomplish that excellence.

      Best regards,

      Nicolas Chavez , Full Sail University (Creative Writing)

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