Finding industry professionals to write letters of recommendation is not hard, but How important are the names and status of the people? who we should choose to do this for us? Because shouldn't our work be the real deciding factor not politics and favors from insiders even if they are quote ' industry professionals'?
This prerequisite would be ok if we were applying for an Ivy league school like Harvard where your parents and fraternities and most likely religious sectors have everything to do with who gets in and who doesn't get in....
Who are we kidding? It's reverse discrimination when you say we only want a certain group or demographic to apply, just as much as it is to base your application upon the professional connections you have to vouch for you in the first place?
Maybe this is just a pulp truth statement that universal has gotten too big for their own good!
Who so they think they are trying to help?
Many writers are going to netflix and amazon and makr or Hulu plus
Why should the old moguls think they still have all the clout?
Well it's just the same if you cannot get representation without being solicited first....the non-soliciting jargon in Hollywood has always boggled my mind to the point of extreme contempt for the industry, and also as much for the numerous contests and festivals all wanting to take your application fee but yet will not promise to even read your screenplay. It's like they want you to pay to come listen to them tell you how you should write ....or how they should make you beg borrow and steal to even get a crumb.
Two letters, they will come from the most important people I can think of , but they will tell the truth. And this is cutting the shit and the sugar coating.
Teams of writers in a room who needs them?
When one person can write, direct, produce, edit, and compose and now even distribute and monetize their own content.
Why do you need to beg borrow and steal to get 'inside' when most of the insiders are doing nothing creative, not writing , but only delegating people as executives for large sums of money as salaries.....
Maybe the entire industry needs an enema.
Two letters? I will give you two letters