Apropos "how often should I call my agent / the producer I sent my script to?" Rouge Wave writes
The best thing you can do is to treat this like dating: you call once, twice, maybe three times, and if you don't get a response, move on. When you make it big, we'll totally be sorry.
And, let's be honest. That third time? You know what the answer is. Have you ever called that third time and heard, "Oh, snap! We've been meaning to call you!"
(Whereas I have called a second time, on occasion, and heard, "Thanks for calling, I lost your number," and gone on to have a productive conversation that suggested that the other party really did unintentionally lose my number.)Via
Labels: agents, breaking in
Damn straight. :)
Although ironically, I have heard, "Oh, snap! We've been meaning to call you!"
My calls are generally to remind people I am still alive. People get busy, things fall through the cracks. A nice friendly reminder never hurts with people that really do want to work with you.
It also helps to always have new material between phone calls.
Every situation is different.
When I was trying to get screeners from Fox a couple of weeks ago, it took two follow-up emails over the course of two weeks to get a response after the initial greet. I had given up, but then a couple of days later I finally got my answer.
I think I waited 11 days between the 1st and 2nd follow-up, but persistence can pay off. Had I not, I have no doubt I'd have never gotten an answer.
Some people are ridiculously busy, while some are just bad at juggling. You just never know.
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