Q: I'm trying to send my animation proposal to Disney. Since I don't have an agent, I was thinking about having my friend's name on the outside of the package as my manager just to get my material in the door. If Disney is interested, then I'll get an agent to take it from there. Does this sound like a reasonable idea?
A: No, it doesn't. The people at the studios who take pitches know all of the animation agencies, so they'll spot this one right away. The only real way to get your idea in front of decision makers at a studio or production company is to submit your material through an agent who specializes in writing for animation.
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