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I don't understand. All my life I've been
waiting for someone and when I find her,
she's... she's a fish.
Currently at the moment I have limited access to the internet which is making things difficult but not impossible.
This is a quick follow up to the previous blog that I did before the new year.
As my circumstances are changing this year I thought it wise to join a couple of sites for screenwriters trying to break into the business.
There were two sites offering a chance to create a profile for a small fee that I felt warranted attention.
Production Arts Group and Shooting People.
Haven't joined Shooting People yet.
For those of you that have seen what Production Arts Group are doing and are considering it. This is what you get for your money after you join up.
You get the chance to create a nice profile page, here you can add your writing credentials, how long you've been writing etcetera.
You can also create a page with all the screenplays that you've written.
This will include the title, logline, genre etc.
You can't really see above. But you get the general idea.
There is also a forum that you can access to ask questions about the industry. I think there are around 300+ members on the site at the moment. With around 14 managers and agents. You can't pitch any of your work to them unless you join the e-meetings that they hold once a month. This can be done for an extra fee. Members receive discount.
If L.A. is out of your sights for the foreseeable future, then this is probably a route worth considering and taking.
The cost of becoming a member is $59 for one years membership. If you have the funds then it's probably worth checking out. It can't do any harm apart from burn a small hole in your wallet. If you have time to participate and have internet access then you might want to join one or more of the e-meetings.
Just make sure you have a large body of work and that's it's written to the highest standard possible. You can pitch your work to the managers and agents, usually three of them are on one of these e-meetings.
But do some research beforehand, find out the types of work they're interested in etcetera before jumping in with all guns blazing. You can check out their profiles on the site beforehand.
There are no certainties and no guarantees that you'll pick up an agent or manager but you never know. Again, make sure you have a large body of work on offer and it's written as well as it can be .
Best of Luck
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"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it."
- Toni Morrison