I don’t endorse this at all and I have no idea if it works…
…But I got a ride from an Uber driver from LAX the other day. He was very friendly and we started talking. I learned that he’s a screenwriter by trade and he told me that Ubering lead to an option on a script he’s been working on for years.
Here’s his strategy for leveraging Uber to sell his screenplay:
- Flip on Uber and idle near Sony, Paramount, WB — choose your favorite studio lot
- Pick up an unusually high frequency of executives you’d never otherwise have a chance to meet let alone host as a captive audience; be friendly and not weirdly pushy about your script or skills
Again, I have NO idea if this would work at scale or if the guy was telling the truth. But I just love the hustle so I had to post it.