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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Getting Jobs in Entertainment question 1159: how many scripts is enough to have written?

There's no exact number. You can have one script that is the next big blockbuster/hit pilot that sells and that's it. Just know, if you want an agent, they're going to want to know what else you have because once you sell something it's a great time for them to pitch more of your material.

If you're a television writer, you should have at least 2 spec scripts for current shows. That means if your favorite show is 24 and you have a spec for it, you had better write a new one because 24 is over... although I'm still holding out hope that Jack will come back, somehow... someway. He is Jack Bauer after all. For all I know, Touch is really Jack Bauer in hiding and Jake will uncover a terrorist blot sending Jack out of hiding! Well, a fan can hope. 

These days, agents are also interested in seeing an original pilot.