Who are you asking for advice and information about your writing and your writing career?
Sounds like an innocent question, but it is of quintessential importance. I'm a member of Facebook, Linked In (various writers groups therein), Stage 32 and Twitter. I read all sorts of questions from writers who will be receiving answers from people who have no idea what they are talking about!
It galls me the completely wrong info that you are getting. Someone who is in a writing group can't tell you what agents really like or what they do or why they do things. They only surmise and/or have heard gossip from others who have no real knowledge.
There are many professionals who have great backgrounds in filmaking and the Hollywood system. The people most available are script consultants and we are the most willing to help you. You must vet anyone you go to. Make sure they were really pros in the business before you go to them.
If it's a short question or two, they will probably answer via email. If you need a bit of time to discuss your way forward in your career choices you may have to pay a bit. It is well worth it to get the right advice and not waste years listening to bad advice.
We consultants are all over the Internet and you can Google us for any information you may need.
Wishing you all well.
Read: "MIND YOUR BUSINESS: A Hollywood Literary Agent's Guide to Your Writing Career".