It seems like just about everyone has some kind of connection ... until actually asked to follow through with the favor of providing toe in the proverbial door. In this industry, however, it truly is all about who you know ... and as an agoraphobic writer, that can pose some obstacles. Granted, I'm always up for a good challenge; I think I've become rather skilled at overcoming the impossible....
A good friend of mine recently reconnected with a long-time friend of his, whose wife happens to work for Paramount. Granted, she's not a producer, but she apparently knows a few of them. As a favor, she supposedly will personally put one of my scripts on a producer's desk. I took a few days to ensure that World-Mart was perfect, and sent it off.
I've had my hopes up in the past ... I even had a script almost sell to HBO several years ago. I was still young in my writing back then, though ... my writing has taken on a whole new level since then.
I know well enough never to hold my breath ... but I am keeping my fingers crossed on this one.