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Is there a site to look up screenplay agents? (Something like AgentQuery, maybe?) I was just wondering.
#1 - October 12, 2008, 08:49 AM

You might want to start here -- I'm listing the Amazon links -- indie bookstore lovers, do not be offended. I don't know where Merewald lives, nor do I know the name of her nearest indie.

This is the Hollywood Representation Directory.

And also, here, it's companion book, the Hollywood Creative Directory.

Here's the deal, straight up. These books are super expensive and come out three times a year. Yes they have very up to date info, but most --- and I'm only saying this because it is true, not to be discouraging -- most of these people will not care about your query. Most will not answer back, not even with a form reject. Think how hard it is to get a book agent and multiply that times a thousand -- that's what you are in for here.

I've gotten very far in national screenwriting competitions, and I'm still at a loss as to how to get an agent. It's best if you know someone who knows someone, but obviously, easier said than done. I was once at a writers conference where a hollywood executive spoke, and that was her answer -- you've got to know someone who knows someone. Um, gee, thanks, very helpful. If I knew someone, I would've already asked them!  :ha

Just a reminder, that you always need to register your script with the Writers Guild of America before sending it anywhere. You also can't send anything cold to an agency. They require you to sign a release or they will not read your screenplay. Registration is easy -- you can do it online -- and costs a relatively cheap $20.
#2 - October 12, 2008, 03:32 PM


Thanks CC! You're post was very informative. I really had no idea how this whole screenwriting thing was handled. You answered a whole host of questions I hadn't even asked yet. lol. Thank you again for your response.
#3 - October 12, 2008, 07:57 PM

Glad that helped. Oops, I forgot to give the original link I intended. This is an online list of Hollywood managers, agents as well. Not all of them are open to queries. Not sure how up-to-date this list is, so again, you might want to visit an individual agency's website, as well.

Google "Hollywood Agents" and you'll get a huge amount of lists like this -- the books mentioned on my original reponse have more complete info, though.
#4 - October 13, 2008, 06:23 AM
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