How to Sell Your Screenplay If You Don’t Have an Agent

Can it be done? Well, yes—but should you even try?


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Sell Your Script—By Yourself?

If you’ve been in the screenwriting game for any length of time, you’ve probably heard that in order to sell a screenplay, you first need an agent.

If you don’t have an agent — and don’t know how to get one — you think, how can I sell my script without an agent? That’s what we’ll tackle today.

I’ll tell you right now that I have an answer for you, but more importantly, you’re asking the wrong question. (To see what the real question you should ask — and it’s answer — stick around til the end.)

In fact, most working screenwriters sell scripts on spec less often than the past and instead get paid for OWAs, which means “Open Writing Assignment.” That means they’re hired liked a freelancer to write an idea the production company already has.

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