A Los Angeles-based television literary agent, Ryan Ly operates as the principal of Curate Entertainment. Adept at managing a personal portfolio of more than 50 high-profile clients, Ryan Ly formerly managed the television literary department at a large Los Angeles-based creative agency.
Many aspiring scriptwriters wonder what they need to do to secure an agent, the person who serves as the key to getting a script read and circulated in Hollywood. A query letter isn’t likely to attract much attention, especially without any contacts within the agency. Two insider tips to networking with agents include finding a job as an assistant at an agency and making the rounds at film festivals such as South by Southwest in Austin.
Don’t be afraid to be bold and passionate when tracking agents down at festivals and presenting your script idea. However, remember to keep a personal touch by learning something about each agent’s work before making your pitch so as to be informed and focused.