The fabulous Jane
recommended I read these posts, How Not to Get an Agent
and Advice from a TV Lit Agent
, by Amanda the Aspiring Writer. Amanda has done the Right Thing. Rather than, say, spend three years at film school, she has taken her 2007 BA and got a job answering phones at a Lit Agency. She is learning what gets bought and how it gets bought. If you are emerging or aspiring, you should get to know Amanda.
Meanwhile, Amanda the Aspiring Writer's blogroll includes Lisa Klink's What It's Like
. Lisa Klink is a Very Accomplished TV Writer. Lisa Klink is answering your aspiring and emerging writer questions like crazy. You would be crazy not to get her perspective.
How the hell has she been writing for a year and I didn't run across her blog? Boy, it's getting to be like Grand Central in rush hour, here in the blogosphere.
Labels: blogs, breaking in
Awesome! Just what I was looking for. ;b
I found Lisa Klink's blog about a year ago. It's definitely one of the more helpful ones for aspiring writers.
Yes, the list of former agency assistants turned Oscar Winners is much longer than those who went to film school.
The best thing you can do, actually, is take a year off, temp and write all the time. If you have a good enough script, you will be found. But most people obsess over connections instead of their writing.
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