Speaking of our favorite websites (as we were just a post ago, i.e. HERE), we don’t think we’d be out of line to say that Script Reader Pro is at the top of the top tier of sites that give writers, especially new ones, the kind of pragmatic advice they/you/we need. Witnesseth:
Over 130 Of The Top Screenwriting Managers Looking For New Writers
by Script Reader Pro
This is a comprehensive list of the top screenwriting managers and literary management companies currently working (mainly in Hollywood) who are worth submitting queries to. There are over one hundred and thirty managers on the list, and the best news is that each one is actively looking for new writers just like yourself.
While it’s true screenwriting managers are often flooded with queries and submissions, they’re often much more open to receiving them than screenwriting agents. You can read more about why it’s a good move to query managers over agents in our post, How To Get a Screenwriting Agent & Manager.
The list is divided into 3 sections:
- Accepts unsolicited queries. These are all managers and management companies who welcome queries and submissions from writers without representation and without a referral from an industry professional they know.
- Does not accept unsolicited queries. These screenwriting managers and literary management companies state they do not wish to receive unsolicited material from writers.
- Unknown submission policy. These script managers and companies don’t state a preference one way or the other.
Hopefully, this will better help you navigate all the various managers in the list, although, when it comes down to it there’s not as great a difference between “solicited” and “unsolicited” as you may imagine. We’ll discuss this in more detail below.
Preparing To Query Screenwriting Managers
The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure you have at least two high-quality screenplays in your portfolio that are ready to send out into the industry. How do you know when they’re “ready”? When they’ve achieved at least one of the following: