Q. I am now looking for a screenwriting agent, and part of your advice says to make sure to address all queries to a particular individual within an agency. Having got the agency listing from the WGA, they do not list particular names. I have phoned a couple places to find out who I might address the query to, but have so far received only less-than-welcome receptions on the other end. Is there a particular way to approach these people, or should I just drop the cash and buy the Hollywood Representation Directory? Are email queries the way to go now?
I think email queries are the way to go. Environmentally friendly, free, and easy to respond to. If they won't take an email query, they probably will ignore a query by mail, too.
I would definitely shell out for the HRD, or get the HCD Online Directory
for a one-week trial; it's about $25.
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