I got this email today from an aspiring writer who has just finished writing his first two episodic spec scripts:
the first time, I begin the process of looking for an agent. I have two spec
scripts that are great examples of what I can do on a TV
Here’s how I responded: Congratulations on finishing your specs. That’s a big step! However,
I’d aim your sights a little more realistically. The best you can hope for at
this stage (after landing an agent) is to be invited in for a freelance pitch
and possible writing assignment. In the mean time, start writing another script… perhaps an original feature, if you don’t have one already.