Disenchanted Screenwriter Offers Downloads Of His Funny Comedy Screenplays, Just To Find An Agent

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Brian Orvik of Brian Orvik Screenplays sent out hundreds of letters and e-mails to Hollywood literary agents, managers, producers, and movie studios to try to get them to read his screenplays, but nobody would.

"People in Hollywood won't read a screenplay unless they know someone," says screenwriter Brian, "I figure if I put up a website with my screenplays on it, someone will read them and I'll end up with an agent." The screenwriter has made a website with downloads of two of his funny comedy screenplays.

It's hard to get a screenplay read in Hollywood because of legal issues and the fact that most screenplays are bad. Since no one reads unsolicited screenplays, an agent won't even look at it, even if it's great. "All my friends and family think my screenplays are good. All I need is for the right person to read them," says Brian.

The website at comedywriting.net has two comedy screenplays on it that can be downloaded for free, for a limited time. There is also a blog there where Brian tells of his ongoing screenplay marketing attempts. If a reader has any good ideas on how to find an agent, they can leave a comment.

"If I lived in L.A., I could just go down to the local plastic surgeons office and leave a copy of my screenplay in the waiting room, I'd probably have an agent in a week." Brian adds, "If someone likes reading funny stories, go to my website and download a screenplay, I suggest starting with The Accidental Stuntman. If you don't like it within three pages, delete it and send me a nasty e-mail." Brian states that his screenplays are somewhat racy and could offend some. "My screenplays should be rated R."

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