Chapter 20

Agents, Networking, andFinding Work

Writing a Sample Script

Before you can write for an animated television cartoon, you have to write a sample script to submit to the story editor of that show. This is not a script that will be sold. Try surfing online to find an actual animation script in the genre you’re writing so that you can use it as a template. Write your sample script for a show that’s similar to the show you want to pitch. Or if you want to write for a specific show, ask the story editor of that show what kind of sample script he wants to see. Do not write a sample for the same show you want to pitch because the story editor will know that show too well; and he’ll see only the script’s flaws. You may be able to get work with ...

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