Tackling The Perfect Query Letter


Although there are no rules to writing query letters, here are some general suggestions by Christopher Lockhart, Story Analyst from William Morris Endeavor Agency: Do not be longwinded.  Keep your letter short and make your point quickly. The reader should fully comprehend your pitch with just a glance of the page. If the reader has…

What Do Agents Really Do?


Many emerging screenwriters fail to understand the complex social, emotional and business relationship with agents. Firstly, agents need to be convinced that you are dedicated and committed to your craft. Be strategic with your writing credits. This doesn’t only mean imdb. Speeches, blogs, articles, columns, workshops, seminars, web series, social media are all credits when…

The Spec Script Market after Sundance 2011


Around 50 films were sold at Sundance 2011 at relatively healthy prices. The Weinstein Company splurged with marriage drama ‘The Details” for $7 million and “Idiot Brother” for just under $7 million. Lionsgate snapped up “Silent House” for $3 million. “Like Crazy” was snapped up by Paramount for $4 million with a healthy $10 million…

21 Platforming Strategies For Your Screenwriting Career


Here are extracts from an article by David Trottier I’d like to share with you. In the film marketing business, if you lack resources but have a winner, you platform that winner by showing it to one or two markets at a time and letting it accumulate positive reviews. In other words, you build momentum….

Selling Your Screenplay? Who Bought What?


So you’ve written your script. What next? Get it out there of course and hopefully make a sale.The first rule you need to remember is to educate yourself so your efforts meet the market. Having said that don’t try to chase the market, but don’t ignore it either. Do you know that 50% of movie…