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The Entrepreneurial Screenwriter: Selling Yourself in Hollywood

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Agents aren't really necessary as you begin your screenwriting career. Although agents are sales representatives with contacts that new screenwriters don't have, they also do many things writers can do for themselves. Agents, for instance, submit log lines -- writers can submit log lines. Agents telephone people -- writers can telephone people. Agents talk to producers -- writers can talk to the producer's assistant. Nobody in Hollywood has a secretary anymore. They are mostly called producer's assistants, and they can be your best buddy in the whole, wide, celluloid world. Make nice with the producer's assistant, and the producer's assistant...

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