I know that you said a script is probably dead if you don't hear back within 3 months. If an agent does like the script, about how long should it take to hear back from him/her?
How long is a piece of string?
I can't really answer that, because the answer is: shortly after they read it. And they'll read it when they're not busy.
Some agents and producers are good at getting back really quickly. Some only get around to stuff later. I'm still getting calls from producers interested in stuff I pitched at Banff.
It also depends on who reads it. In a small agency, there's no process: the agent reads it, likes it, calls you. In a larger agency, they might have to get other people to read it, and then talk about whether you're a "fit" for the agency. That takes longer.
Generally though, if it's going to happen, it usually happens within a month.
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