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How can I sell my screenplays to directors?

How can I sell my screenplays to directors? Topic: How to write a screenplay script
June 17, 2019 / By Cleveland
Question: I have been a screenwriter for years now and want to FINALLY get my works out there. It's time the industry had fresh ideas. Not the money-hungry unknown directors who will only take advantage of my pieces, because I am rather passionate about what I do. The real deal here. I know it may take awhile but I would like to get there somehow. Soon. BTW my work is very original and the world is bored of remakes. Yeah so I don't believe the crap that they don't want fresh ideas. In case you haven't realized it's the original productions that top the Box Office. Look at chronicles of narnia, harry potter...
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Andrew Andrew | 7 days ago
You do not sell a screenplay to a director, you sell it to a producer. However, sending your screenplay to a director and getting them attached to your script is never a bad idea. As a new writer you need to accept the fact that once you sell your script it is no longer yours. Writer's do not understand that selling a screenplay is just like selling a TV. When you sell a TV to someone at a garage sale, you have no right to simply walk into that persons house, tell them what to watch, when to watch it, and how they should watch. Screenplays are no different. You sell it, it is no longer yours. The producer will butcher it all he wants, and the director will listen, and you will keep your trap shut. That's the way the cookie crumbles in this business. Hollywood DOES want fresh ideas. They are BEGGING for fresh ideas, but they do not want you to re-invent the wheel. When you can make sense of that statement and apply it to your writing, then you are ready to sell.
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Andrew Originally Answered: Two houses next to me sell/use drugs and they pretty much sell to the cars and everything in broad daylight?
You are TRIPPIN if you think turning in drug dealers is a good idea. Do you want to get your a** beat? Mind your own business, cuz they will find out its you, and it won't be pretty. You don't need to be the neighborhood hero. The cops will be all up at your house, and you can't get a search warrant because some random person said "oh, these people do drugs". Get a clue, please.
Andrew Originally Answered: Two houses next to me sell/use drugs and they pretty much sell to the cars and everything in broad daylight?
Had the same problem here awhile ago. We called the police constantly...everytime a stereo got turned up or if there was an argument outside...anything. If you call the police often enough, they'll do something just so they don't need to talk to you anymore. Another possibility - call the cops from a payphone and leave an anonymous report that you think you may have just heard gunshots. That should get them moving.
Andrew Originally Answered: Two houses next to me sell/use drugs and they pretty much sell to the cars and everything in broad daylight?
"Those dealers are going to start shooting up the block, start recruiting the kids, and start making you and all of your neighbors afraid to leave your homes." Or go back inside, smoke some pot, eat Ben and Jerry's, watch some TV, pass out, rinse and repeat. But it's all the same. I think they're idiots for doing that in broad daylight, and they shouldn't be selling to kids, but other than that I say no real harm done. Tip them off if you think it'll help. I don't know how effective it would be, more than likely cops have taken notice or someone suspicious has called already, but it couldn't hurt. Take it easy.

Totty Totty
The problem for you is that the industry does not want fresh ideas. They want retreads and licensed toys, products and comic books that are proven money makers at the box office. If your writing is any good at all you stand of chance of getting hired on the basis of that strength to work on all those blockbuster unoriginal scripts. You do not sell a screenplay to directors either. It is producers who purchase and/or option screenplays and most will not read unsolicited material. So first, get your screenplays registered with the Writers Guild of America, (WGA), you do not need to be a union member to do this. Visit wordplayer and read the forums below to learn from more seasoned writers.
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Totty Originally Answered: Will casting directors hire me with a pixie cut?
You will get more opportunities if you know your type and go for those roles. If the pixie cut works to your type (whether or not that's who you think you are on the inside), then yes. If it clashes, then it's going to work against you. You need to think about your overall look, so random strangers giving advice on the internet isn't much help. The ideal would be to talk to an agent or casting director about your overall presentation - look, reel, package, headshot, etc and hone in on exactly what it is you're selling. Yeah, you might need to pay a consulting fee to someone... but do your homework, talk to fellow actors in your class (when you get to NY or LA; college classes are too removed from the actual industry to have strong connections, which is what you're trying to find).
Totty Originally Answered: Will casting directors hire me with a pixie cut?
Depends on the role they are casting and whether or not they think you have the talent, training and experience to do a professional job. The more important question is how do you plan to market yourself in the industry and does the pixie cut fit into that. Rather then focusing on what "they" want consider what are your strengths as an actor and how can you fit into the industry where you want to work.

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