But it is bad for you. Obviously, write a great script, but don't expect words alone to propel you! Good luck: Win a festival. So, how do you get an agent's interest?
But signing with one fresh out of the gate, before you secured your first solo screenwriting deal, might actually do more harm than good. Remember, agents only get paid when you do. The 'cream' agents want to see is how you're promoting yourself without his or her help. Here's a story.