From Amateur to Pro: How to Network Your Way into the Big Leagues

Adam Engelhard
Literary Manager
Mailroom LA

Writing can be lonely but being a writer in Hollywood is very social. Being a new writer especially can be tough. You have great concepts and maybe even a great script; but without an agent or a manager or a track record, how do you make any headway in this industry? The saying is old but the message holds true. It's all about who you know and what you know.

Manager Adam Engelhard is here to cover how to get your career started and the benefits of networking and collaborating with others that will ultimately turn you into a working writer. Whether you live in the heart of the action or on the outer reaches, there are storytellers and creatives everywhere that you can connect with. Are you up for the challenge?

This 90-Min. Webinar Will Cover:

  • Where to go to meet other people
  • How to network if you don't live in a major film city
  • How to approach people at events, in schools, etc.
  • Where to look for possible work in the industry
About Your Host

Adam Harris Engelhard is a literary manager and producer that works closely with 15+ clients including developmental writers and budding directors. Starting his career at ICM in the talent department, Adam worked hand-in-hand with the likes of Michael Cera, Regina Hall, James Spader, and Walton Goggins. After ICM, Adam left to work at the Dan Jinks Co. where his focus was on packaging projects for both television and film. Most recently Adam worked at Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films where he worked on developing material. In January 2016, Adam founded the management/production company Mailroom and has since packaged and arranged deals with the likes of Eli Roth, Jason Blum, Adaptive Studios, Black Pills, and Disney. In addition to working closely with literary talent, Adam is developing a slate of independent feature films. Adam previously produced THE MEND, starring Josh Lucas and Mickey Summer. The film was directed by first timer John Magary and was nominated for the SXSW Grand Jury Award. The film was then acquired by Cinelicious Pictures and is now available on Netflix and other VOD platforms.

What To Expect

Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email, there will be a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to the page containing the Webinar recording. Under that link will be the Password you'll need to unlock the page and enjoy!


If you have any questions or any trouble accessing the recording, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at!

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