Query Letters

WHAT are you thinking?

WHAT Are You Thinking? Tips to Break Into the Film Business

I’m late night gorging on trash TV instead of reading a script, watching a movie or even catching up on sleep. Hulu is apparently determined to keep me awake, no matter how repetitive the commercials. Because just below the video is written, “What are you thinking?” Haunting. Those very same words...

Just Effing Ask Julie Gray: How NOT to Query Your Screenplay

Script consultant Julie Gray is a veteran story analyst of some of the biggest production companies in Hollywood. The author of Just Effing Entertain Me: A Screenwriter’s Atlas, Julie has taught story at Warner Bros. Studios, The Great American PitchFest and Oxford University. Contact Julie here. Dear readers, the following is...

Sending Queries to Literary Managers About a Screenplay

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! When I work with writers giving feedback and guidance on their material and career paths, I often end up giving advice about how to gain access to agents, managers, and producers – which seems to most writers to be the biggest...

Query Letter Catastrophes

Besides a perfect pitch for your screenplay, what else should you include in the query letter that you send to film companies? It’s more important what not to include. Here are the ten statements you'll certainly want to avoid...

Writing Query Letters That Work

You're finally ready to submit your script to the theatre company of your dreams. So it's time to throw your play in an envelope, address the envelope, wait in the endless line at the post office and away it goes. Right? Hold the phone.