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The Top 10 Ways To
Network With Producers
Geno Scala
Executive Producer & Showrunner
How can you get to know
producers without sending
them your work?
Here are a few ideas on how you might want
to "get to kn...
Research
Find out about their prodco; check their
website and IMdb; review their LinkedIn
profile, Facebook page, Twitter,...
Be Sincere
You can spot a fake from miles away.
Social Media Relationships
"Like" or "follow" them & their projects. Send a
short note ("short" being the operative word
h...
Pay It Forward
If they are currently searching for a particular
script­ which does not fit the script you are
marketing­ r...
Volunteer
If they are a small prodco, and they
are filming in and around your
area, offer to volunteer at the shoot.
Do an...
Share
If they post or tweet something on social
media that you can support, share it!
Know Their Specialty
Do NOT send a horror producer
your rom/com script. Don't send
them a manuscript if they produce
movie...
Ask For Advice
Most people LOVE to give advice,
especially if they can be helpful in any
way. Keep it brief, and don't be
...
Do Not Rush It
Water finds its own level. If you
come off as too needy, too
helpful, too "stalker", the
relationship will ...
Be Kind
Thank them when done. Be
someone that someone else
would want to work with.
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10 Ways to Network with Producers- by Geno Scala

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Geno Scala, the founder of The Script Mentor, shares ten tips about how you can connect with producers and cultivate the kinds of relationships that can lead to bringing your best work to life.

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10 Ways to Network with Producers- by Geno Scala

  1. 1. The Top 10 Ways To Network With Producers Geno Scala Executive Producer & Showrunner
  2. 2. How can you get to know producers without sending them your work? Here are a few ideas on how you might want to "get to know" a producer ­ or for that matter, anyone ­ in the business. Most of these are "common sense", but we know how "common" that sense is sometimes...
  3. 3. Research Find out about their prodco; check their website and IMdb; review their LinkedIn profile, Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, etc. You know that you're on these time­suck sites all day long, at least put some of that wasteful time to work for you!
  4. 4. Be Sincere You can spot a fake from miles away.
  5. 5. Social Media Relationships "Like" or "follow" them & their projects. Send a short note ("short" being the operative word here): "Saw your website today. Nice. Love the title of your current project. Take care!" Trust me; they'll remember your name next time you write them.
  6. 6. Pay It Forward If they are currently searching for a particular script­ which does not fit the script you are marketing­ reach out to your network. Nothing is more rewarding than introducing a fellow writer with a great script to that producer looking for that script.
  7. 7. Volunteer If they are a small prodco, and they are filming in and around your area, offer to volunteer at the shoot. Do anything­ drive people, run errands, make coffee, grip, security, make­up, etc. Do NOT ask to rewrite the script or to direct, however.
  8. 8. Share If they post or tweet something on social media that you can support, share it!
  9. 9. Know Their Specialty Do NOT send a horror producer your rom/com script. Don't send them a manuscript if they produce movies. Don't send them a short if they produce features.
  10. 10. Ask For Advice Most people LOVE to give advice, especially if they can be helpful in any way. Keep it brief, and don't be disappointed if you don't get a response.
  11. 11. Do Not Rush It Water finds its own level. If you come off as too needy, too helpful, too "stalker", the relationship will never develop.
  12. 12. Be Kind Thank them when done. Be someone that someone else would want to work with.

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