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August 30, 2018 105 comments
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How to Sell a Screenplay: 6 Most Popular Ways New Writers Make a Sale

So, you’ve finally finished a script you’re proud of. Congrats. But are you now trying to figure out how to sell a screenplay? In this post, we’re going to take a look at the very best six options to help you do just that.

We’re not saying that selling scripts is “easy.” There are no guarantees attached to any of the steps in this post. But if you apply yourself rigorously to each of them (for as long as it takes) selling a movie script should become that much easier.

Before Learning How to Sell a Script in Hollywood…

To get the maximum benefit out of this post, remember that you should first be writing screenplays that sell. Once you know how, get together a portfolio including at least two stellar screenplays. Complete with synopsis and query letters, ready to go.

You can read more about how to get together a portfolio in our post on How to Become a Screenwriter: A Pro’s Guide to Unlocking Your Career.

Once you have a portfolio together that’s received a glowing review from a friend in the industry, or a “Recommend” grade from a script coverage service, the real work when of selling scripts begins…

So without further ado, here are the six best options regarding how to sell a movie script that you should know about.

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How to Sell a Screenplay Option #1: Get a Manager Not an Agent

Agents have become something of an enigma because of the Catch-22 situation that your script won’t be read unless you have an agent, but you can’t get an agent until you sell a screenplay.

And somehow getting an agent has become a kind of holy grail among aspiring screenwriters. But this approach is all wrong. In reality, agents only exist so that a deal can be made and processed between you the screenwriter, and a producer, production company or studio.

An agent’s job is to make deals happen. And most of the time, this is only going to happen when a screenplay is seen as commercially strong and marketable. Since screenplay agents only get 10 percent of whatever deals they put in place, they will only make any money if the deal is big enough.

Screenwriting agents only make enough money to have a career on mid to high level deals. Doing a deal on a script sale of $100,000 is lucrative as long as they do a lot of them. And most will only represent screenplays and writers if they find a script they can easily sell.

Stop Chasing Agents, Start Chasing Managers

Screenwriting managers, however, are a different entity altogether. They will—the good ones, that is—help you become a better writer. They’ll help develop your scripts, offer feedback, work with you, build your network, name drop you around town, etc.

Most managers will even help you get an agent—but only, of course, if they think the agent will know how to sell your screenplay.

If you want to break into Hollywood, then seeking out screenwriting agents may be a necessary step in doing so. But only later on. Rather than spending all your energy trying to find an agent who you think can “launch your career,” focus on getting a literary manager instead.

We have put together a list of the top 130+ screenwriting managers currently working in Hollywood. You can read about and find the list here: Screenwriting Managers List of the Top 130 Managment Companies.

How to Sell a Script Option #2: Seek Out Producers and Execs

Another smart option when it comes to selling scripts is to find a producer. If you can get your script into the hands of one, they may want to get involved with raising money.

A development executive (also called creative executive) will often be approached by a producer with a script and it is then their job to persuade the studio to back it. However, because they work so closely with screenplays and help develop them, they’re obviously well worth targeting also.

How to Contact Producers and Execs

Where do you find producers and execs who you may be able to sell your script? There was a time when searching for them used to be done using hard copies of the Hollywood Representation Directory and Hollywood Creative Directory. This method, though, has been rendered obsolete by the internet.

The best way to find people is by signing up to IMDb Pro. It costs $20 a month (or $150 a year.) But you do get a free trial to test it out. Once you’re on there, you’ll have access to the contact details all of the production companies, studios and execs in Hollywood.

The idea then is to seek out those who work on similar projects to your own who you may be able to sell your script. Keep in mind what genre (or mix of genres) best describes your script and target like-minded people.

If you have a great music-based drama screenplay, for example, check out who financed and developed Sing Street and Whiplash and focus your queries on them.

Create a Spreadsheet

Take all of the information from IMDb Pro and put it into one giant spreadsheet. List the names of all the managers, producers, companies and execs you want to approach.

Create columns for outcomes, follow-up actions and results. It’s often a good idea, however, to not go for the actual person you want to make contact with. Instead, contact their assistant or someone lower down the food chain who may be more open to dialogue.

Take the first fifty names on your spreadsheet and, as with our Screenwriting Managers list. But remember to find out what their company’s submission policy is before submitting your query.

You may also wish to give them a call instead of emailing in order to establish more of a personal connection. Selling scripts, however, is much like selling anything else, and so if you’re not all that confident on the phone it may be best to stick to email.

How to Sell a Script Option #3: Selling Scripts Through Networking

If you want to learn how to sell a screenplay, you also need to learn how to network. It’s just a part of the business that every aspiring screenwriter needs to get to grips with, no matter how unappealing it may seem at first.

While a screenwriting manager may be able to open doors for you, you’re also going to have to create your own opportunities. This means getting out there and meeting people.

Start by creating a list of everyone you know who’s somehow connected to the industry. Or, at best, someone you know who knows someone connected to someone in the industry. The amount of scripts sold over the water cooler each year are a testament to the fact that Hollywood is built on relationships.

Move to Los Angeles

If you don’t already live in Los Angeles, consider a move. It’s not do-able for everyone, however. But in LA you’ll find it much easier to meet industry people and give selling a screenplay a real shot.

You’ll be able to easily attend conferences, screenings, writing groups and festivals and easily make connections. Not to mention hang in the same coffee shops as managers, execs, producers, actors and other writers every day as you work on your latest screenplay.

Getting to know actors can also be extremely beneficial. They don’t have to be Emma Stone or Ryan Gosling. But if you can get a moderately well-known actor to read the script, they may be interested in playing a role. Once they’re attached, it’ll then be that much easier to attach other parties, such as a producer.

Yes, you may be able to hit people up on Skype nowadays, but face-to-face contact is often the very best way to get your career moving. Here are four bad reasons screenwriters give for not moving to Los Angeles (and why you should ignore them.)

How to Sell a Screenplay Option #4: Use Online Pitch Sites

As well as going the more traditional route when it comes to selling your screenplay, the websites below can help you sell scripts online.

the blacklistThe Blacklist

If you want to know how to sell your screenplay online, the Blacklist is as good a place as any to start. The site began as a survey in 2005 when Franklin Leonard surveyed around 100 hundred film industry development execs about their favorite scripts from that year that had not been made.

Now screenwriters are able (for a fee) to upload their scripts to their database and monitor the volume of interest it receives from industry executives. As we said, a great starting point in figuring out how to sell a screenplay online. Check out the Blacklist >>

imdb proIMDb Pro

Signing up to this site has become an industry standard procedure for any writer wanting to know how to sell a screenplay.

It costs $20 a month (or $150 a year) to do so and then you’ll have full access to a huge database of managers, producers, execs and actors who you may be able to interest with a query letter or phone call in your script. Check out IMDb Pro >>

ink tipInkTip

Over 200 films have been made by producers from scripts and writers found on InkTip. In fact, they average 30 films produced each year, in addition to helping countless writers find representation or options on their script.

They also work with a mix of independent producers and larger companies including ABC, HBO Films, ICM and 20th Century Fox. Check out InkTip >>

international screenwriters association. International Screenwriters’ Association 

This site is packed full of ads seeking screenwriters for sitcoms, web series, sci-fi movies and everything in-between.

All you need to do is sign up for membership with the ISA and then start submitting your resumes to the gigs. Check out the International Screenwriters’ Association >>

lee jessup screenwritingLee Jessup

Selling a screenplay with a personal touch. Lee has established herself as the go-to-gal when it comes to figuring out how to sell a script to Hollywood.

As a former head of ScriptShark she knows this business inside out and as she says on her website, being a great writer isn’t enough—you need a strategy. And there’s no better person to devise one with you than Lee. Check out Lee Jessup >>

How to Sell a Screenplay Option #5: Screenwriting Contests

The market has become kind of swamped with contests, but be discerning and create a list of those three to five you think are the best fit for your script. Placing highly in one of the top screenwriting contests out there can really help you with selling a screenplay and do wonders for your career overall.

Follow the link to read our recommendations for the best screenwriting contests out there. We also have a screenwriters’ calendar that will help you keep up to date with all the contests happening during the year.

How to Sell a Screenplay Option #6: Apply for Screenwriting Jobs

Tread carefully here, but sometimes selling scripts can be as simple as reply to an ad on a screenwriting bulletin board. You can find some very interesting (and legitimate) ads on sites looking for screenwriters and screenplays.

We’ve already put in the work for you and collected together these screenwriting jobs sites, but as we say in the post, be wary of any posting asking for your money or time without any recompense.

A Brief Word on Querying Industry Professionals

When it comes to selling a screenplay, resist the temptation to fire off an email three days later enquiring if they’ve read your script. If you don’t hear back, give it three weeks before following up with a short and polite email.

If you do hear back… It’ll probably be with one of five responses:

♦  “Can you send in the script?”

♦  “Can you send in a synopsis?”

♦  “This isn’t for me, but what else do you have?”

♦  “Sorry, I’m not interested. Good luck.”

♦  Tumbleweeds…

What to Do Next

If you receive any of the first three responses, send off your work and again give it a few weeks before following up. If nothing comes of the leads you’ve created, it usually means there’s a problem with (a) the initial query, (b) your script or synopsis (c) your follow-up.

Ask for feedback and get back to work. Keep writing and repeat. There’s no point sitting around waiting for one of these people to give you your “big break.” In the meantime, keep writing new material, honing your skills, networking and expanding your portfolio. Then repeat the process of how to sell a script listed in this post all over again.

Selling a movie script is really a mix of sticking with it for the long haul and pure luck. It really depends how much you want it. If this is something you feel born to do, stick with it and the chances are you will succeed. After all, many writers took decades before they finally started selling scripts.

Learning how to sell a screenplay is not an exact science but, if your work is good, and you diligently test these options, you will do it.

On the other hand, not everyone is cut out to ever begin writing screenplays that sell. If you give selling a screenplay your best shot and years later still haven’t gotten anywhere, maybe it’s not.

The most important question, though, is, Are you still having fun writing? 

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How to Sell a Screenplay: Conclusion

As you probably know, no one really has a definitive answer on how to sell a screenplay. Every professional writer has a different angle on selling scripts and a different story of how they broke in. But the options in this post will hopefully set you off in the right direction.

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What do you think of our recommendations on how to sell a screenplay? Or have you already started selling scripts? What’s your breaking-in story? How did you go about selling your first screenplay? Let us know in the comments section below.

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      Thanks for the feedback. Keep at it Enokwei!

  23. Sally says:

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    1. John says:

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  29. Lanre Ayanlowo says:

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    1. John says:

      I am also a self publishing author with six books to my credit. All books are published in London and sold on ebay A poetry, two short stories books and three novellas all of diverse backgrounds. I have adapted them into screenplay. Being physically, diabled it is difficult to make films myself and ~I need a producer or a buyer for my screenplay scripts

      1. Script Reader Pro says:

        Congrats on the books, hope you start selling scripts soon too.

  30. Yigal Ben Efraim says:

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    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Yes, like the ones in the post.

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    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Here’s a resource you should check out: https://www.scriptreaderpro.com/how-to-get-a-screenwriting-agent/

  33. Script God says:

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    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks!

  34. Faville says:

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    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks!

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      Good luck, Ricky.

  36. Naomi Ruth says:

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    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks for the comment, Naomi!

  37. MAHESH PATIL says:

    Hi, MAHESH from india.

    Raj-Laxmi ( THE UNTOLD STORY )

    The Synopsis:-
    The story is of two friends Vikram and Rajveer from a village Raipur. They move to a city in search of a job. In the city, they happen to stay in an abandoned palace. A turn of events thereafter changes their lives forever.

    The script is a drama of friendship, love, mystery and action. The script motions in non-linear fashion showcasing flashbacks and present times across the story.

    Two kids Vikram and Rajveer are living with their mothers in a village Raipur. They are inseparable friends and always take care of each other. In a tragic incident, Rajveer’s mother dies. After her death, Rajveer is fostered by Vikram’s mother. Rajveer and Vikram grow up as young adults with opposite traits. Rajveer is adamant, rebellion, picking fights with people who try to bully him and his friend. Vikram is composed and thoughtful person, always pacifying Rajveer when he rolls up his sleeves for fighting.

    They both move to a city in search of earning their living. When they arrive in the city, they have no money to get a place to stay and buy food. Someone tells them that there is remnant of an old abandoned palace in the city where they can live without paying a penny. Rajveer compels Vikram to resort to that palace as they don’t have any other option.

    When they start living in that palace, they experience some abnormal activities. But still they continue living there and try to find some work. They make some futile attempts to find jobs.

    They meet a young girl Lajjo around the palace who helps them by bringing food for them every day. Soon, Rajveer falls for Lajjo. She narrates her unfortunate events in her life to Rajveer and Vikram. Vikram falls for a girl named Roshani whom he meets in a village fair.

    A turn of events thereafter changes Vikram and Rajveer’s life. Their fortunes change and they become rich. The story moves forth with some interesting plots well-knitted in the narrative and unfolds the mysteries behind Lajjo and the abandoned palace, how they become so rich, and the hurdles Rajveer and Vikram have to go before their destiny makes them rich.

    The story recounts the saga of friendship and fate and the journey towards changing one’s own fortune.

    I WANT ONE CHANCE TO PROVE MY SELF…

    CHARACTER BREAKDOWN :-
    1. Vikram
    Vikram is a young, around 25 years old man. He is a successful businessman. He is handsome with average-built physique. He is enthusiastic, intelligent and smart, caring, compassionate. Though he is quiet and calm at first impression, if someone goes against him he turns fierce.

    Vikram and Rajveer are best childhood friends.

    2. Rajveer
    Rajveer is of same age as vikram. He is tall, dark, with well-built physique. He is helpful, mentally strong, dashing, thoughtful, Visionary, ambitious. He helps Laxmi to take revenge for her torture. He also turns hostile if someone goes against him.

    3. Laxmi/Lajjo
    She is a good looking village girl around 20 years of age. She is helpful, happy-go-lucky, cheerful and caring. The story revolves around her past life.

    4. Roshni
    She is a good looking, well-educated girl around 20 years of age. She is smart, intelligent and helpful. She is married to Vikram. She is a good wife, she supports Vikram’s dream of establishing a factory.

    5. Hiralal
    He is one of the villain of the story. He is simple and average looking but very cunning, deceitful man. By profession he is a bhelpuri vendor.

    6. Dilavar
    He is a strong and sturdy man with fierce eyes. He is cruel, cunning and arrogant. He is aristocratic and belongs to a royal family. He is one of the villain who has tortured Laxmi and her family.

    7. Lakha
    This goon is tall, well built and dreadful looking man. Khanna’s Right Hand. He is very cruel union leader of a factory and bullies the labours/workers of the factory.

    8. Khanna
    This middle aged, fat Manager of Vikram’s factory and is always seen in formal attire with spectacles on his cunning eyes. He is the one who tries to swindle all the property and possessions of Vikram.

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    Mahesh
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    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks for posting, good luck!

  38. b.d.maheshwari says:

    i have many idea for big budget movie i am belong very small city from india

    for example

    story in my mind
    1. some person i mean 10 to 20 person who going to find TREASURE that location in maunt Everest its story about adventure drama action negative and positive thinking fight in that location its very beutiful adventure drama

    and that TREASURE is UFO TREASURE mystery

    2. this story about two brother belong who both are blind but they have special power of god

    they always know what will done next but they 2 bros dont wana tell any one i mean that blind bro know about future but both bro want change future so they find way to going in future

    3. this story about alone girl who need love of family in childhood her lost all family but reson are her uncle who killed her family and in farm that girl in hostage of her uncle her uncle need her property and her big 1000 akr area farm that way uncle need as per written will when her 18 age …. in between that girl in dark room very change nature like very to much wild one day her out of that room and escape from that hostage house but many years that girl in dark room so very change like animal type after that in city start killed peoples by that girl very wildly that story around about that

    4. other story about bandit lover boy

    5 and one story about find new planet likes earth but there also killed all alien who live before there

    earth helps them to find who killed them
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

    like that many story idea i have if any interested contact me

    mail me and call me

    my Email id : [email protected]

    contact no. india – +919825727645

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Hope you find success soon.

  39. Wayne Hoss says:

    I have a script that Roger Lua at PARAMOUNT PICTURES liked so much that he and his crew spent a week and a half trying to decide between mine and one other to make a movie out of. Roger picked the other in the end, he said that he liked mine better, but he does not understand Christianity (his religion is different) going on to say that if he understood my religion he would have picked it.
    Roger said “Your book will be an awesome movie! My crew and I really loved your airplane scene, we have never scene it done like that in all of our years in this business”
    The script is not just another faith-based film, but an awesome, frightening, Horror Film

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Good luck with the script, Wayne.

  40. Chris Risingberry says:

    Its interesting all the aspiring people here who want to sell something. The irony of taking your dreams and selling them. Ideas are the cornerstone of any great cinematic movement now. So many dreams, only a few will wake. Hopefully some to better opportunities and projects that might inspire us to be human again, oh, were we ever? I think we were. Remember when people used to applaud at the end of a movie or during a scene? I MISS that. I miss the crowd interaction. I miss rooting for the players, hoping against hope that they will endure even if a little bad has to take place along the way. I miss morals and standards and values. I miss class. I miss consistency. I miss the difference between movies stars and actors, true actors, the kind of acting that inspires writers to write with that presence in mind. I miss standing in line at the moves filled with anticipation for something I just knew was going to be good, no matter what. I miss the long conversations and philosophical debates I would get into with people about the characters and why they reacted that way. But most of all, I miss the impact of a great story. Something that makes you believe again. Not just in movies. With so much respect to these people here, I know you have come a long way. The pieces will come together. Don’t give up no matter what. You can. You will. The audience is waiting.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks, Chris – wise words.

  41. Adelaid says:

    I’ve written 3 amazing screenplays and they are only waiting to be sold. Please email me if you’re looking for a good romance/comedy script.

  42. Naomi says:

    Apparently, what you ask the universe, the universe will give you:
    I WANT TO SELL MY SCREENPLAY, I WANT TO SELL MY SCREENPLAY, I WANT TO SELL MY SCREENPLAY, I WANT TO SELL MY SCREENPLAY, I WANT TO SELL MY SCREENPLAY, I WANT TO SELL MY SCREENPLAY, I WANT TO SELL MY SCREENPLAY, I WANT TO SELL MY SCREENPLAY, I WANT TO SELL MY SCREENPLAY, I WANT TO SELL MY SCREENPLAY!!!

  43. Dallas says:

    Thanks for putting this information together. Really insightful.

  44. Yang says:

    I don’t live in the US, but I want to sell my screenplay to producers in Hollywood. I’m planning a trip to Los Angeles next month – so fingers crossed hopefully I’ll make some great connections to sell my script.

  45. Nadja Wrenson says:

    My biggest dream would be to sell one of my screenplays. I can’t wait to see my ideas come to life on the big screen <3

  46. Heribert says:

    Best guide on how to sell a screenplay ever written! Love you guys!!

  47. Uma K. says:

    Selling scripts is sooo hard. I really feel like giving up some days… 🙁

  48. Tommy says:

    Donald Trump is the president of the United States.

  49. Cathy Min says:

    Great post. I will be facing a few of these issues as well as I’m moving to Los Angeles at the end of the month.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Good luck, Cathy!

  50. jesse is a tiny dot says:

    Hey! Do you know if these movie idea generators work?

  51. Graham says:

    Can you tell us more about selling screenplays? I’d care to find out some additional information.

  52. jacqueline palma says:

    Such great work and сoverage! Keep up the good works guys, I’ve recommended you to my writing group!

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks so much, Jacqueline – really appreciate it!

  53. Novotny says:

    Do people really send out query letters anymore? Feels so 1998 lol.

  54. Terrence Black says:

    I don’t know if it’s just me or if everybody else wishing this article would give more hands on advice on how to sell a script. All this talk and no action it seems as always.

  55. Laurent Friese says:

    Love this. Great advise for us new writers. thank you so much 🙂

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks, Laurent!

  56. Thomas Maynerich says:

    Thanks for this. Definitely given me food for thought on how to sell a screenplay finally!

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      That’s great to hear, Thomas! Keep at it and I’m sure you’ll get there.

  57. Hasnain haider says:

    I have a story of a boy’s life who improves his life by taking lesson from his father’s life.
    This is a movie story. I hope it will be heart touching for all of u.

  58. Milan Mishra says:

    My name is meelan I am form india. I only researching and developing my writting scripts that was true storys of great peoples biographys.Some are Good and some are very dangerous. Other are based some True hidden incidents Story of some where in our state’s and countrys.my script is fully proof with Books writers and incidents sufferer Familys members and with also Court law of justices documents So any one interested to contact with me directors, producer’s or some one who intrested My scripts. Then mail me. Thanking you. [email protected]..

  59. Kimberlie Larance says:

    This is a topic that’s close to my heart… I am a writer wishing to break in. Many thanks! Exactly where are your contact details though?!

  60. J Busey says:

    No one should cold query producers. This is stupid.

  61. Selamawit Hagos says:

    First of all I want to Thank you, I just can’t find these kind of advice from anyone. My name is Selamawit I am from Ethiopia. So how can I sell my script from here in Africa to Hollowed? And I just change the script play in to a book so did it has a problem? Thank you .

    Sincerely, Selamawit

  62. Zof says:

    Hi, can anyone say can I be sure that if I send my script it won’t be stolen and used as somebody else’s ?

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Hi Zof – we’ve answered this question here.

  63. Kelvin Matafu says:

    I just don’t know how they get to sale their screenplay. here in Zambia have a number of writers including myself and I have been writing scripts for years now. my country has no provision for that, but again its hard to sale in Hollywood.
    I have finished scripts like. escape or die, kacholola 1993, justice, and the most exciting the new done. A movie that tells how Dr. Kenneth Kaunda fought to get independence from colonial. first time ever in Zambia. All talents are just being wasted , anyone who can help. [email protected] my email

  64. Nicolas Berry says:

    Hey I know thiѕ is kinda off topic but does anyone know a good agent in Atlanta?

  65. Penwell Maqutyana says:

    I’m the writer since the age off 11. Now I have the screenwriting which has Part 1 and Part 2. The tittle of it is MY INHERITANCE IS YOURS. I’m looking for a sponsor or anyone who want to sell it. My contact details: 0732241919 and e-mail [email protected]. I’m from SA. Anyone who want to buy it, contact.

  66. Caelan says:

    I am a 13 yo and I am have finished writing a filmscript. I am a beginner and I am wondering about how someone sells a filmscript. I want to sell a filmscript to a director or agent.

  67. Caelan says:

    I am a 13 yo and I am have finished writing a filmscript. I am a beginner and I am wondering about how someone sells a filmscript. I want to sell a filmscript to a director or agent.

  68. Caelan says:

    I am 13 yo and I am looking for someone to get my filmscript. I completed it. The title is THE HENDRASES’ ADVENTURE. I want to find someone to help me film my moviescript.

  69. Kevin Andreason says:

    I’m stoked to discover this great site. My writing’s gonna improve 100% i can tell. Big shout out from Boston.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Welcome aboard, Kevin!

  70. brightness says:

    I’m 19 years old , I started writing at the age of 11 years , today I have almost 8 script and my script are perfect , the other I have us The hidden truth and black hunter …..I wish to see one of my script on television and I wish to get assistance because My script can change many peoples lives … Thank you

  71. Sara says:

    Thank you so much for this!

  72. bob says:

    Hello, mangers list has no downloadable link… your site directed me to sign in, and download your resource tool via my e-mail, which i did, but that’s it, i cannot figure our how or where is the link for the 139 managers PDF list, could you please e-mail me a direct link, if possible, thank you, Bob

  73. bob says:

    if the previous comment is silly and I am the only one who can not figure out how to download the 130 managers list, please do not post it, still will appreciate a link, thanx, B

  74. bob says:

    Thank you kindly for the managers’ list link in my e-mail, Bob

  75. tony doyle says:

    It is obviously incredibly difficult to sell a script but at least I have a better understanding of how the industry works now.
    I have to give it a go as I hate my job and need to get out of the RUT i find my self in …..also my script is good ,REALLY GOOD !!
    Thanks
    Tony

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      We built the site for people just like you, Tony – best of luck and we’re here if you need us.

  76. Marissa says:

    Any advice on how to sell to the Hallmark Channel specifically? Thanks!

  77. Seyid barzani says:

    I’m Syed Mohammad Barzani, I’m a movie script writer and film director in Iraqi Kurdistan, I work on Kurdistan TV Satellite TV, I have a movie script I want to sell to you, I can also speak Farsi, please address and Give them my phone, thank you

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