marketing your screenplay

How Nick Hornby deals with the long road from script to film

It can take ages for a screenplay to become a film and of course a lot of times the production never happens. Nick Hornby, whose most recent adaptation is Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon, deals with it by using the time in between to write his novels. An article written by Joe Berkowitz for points […]

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Ten things NOT to put in your query letter to agents

It’s always entertaining to hear agents complaining about the bad query letters they receive, but could you be making one of the mistakes that annoy them? Here are ten things not to put in your query letter: 1. That your script is better than [name of most recent super-successful film] 2. That your family and […]

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Your log line: how to make us care what happens to your protagonist

A log line for a screenplay or a blurb for a book is one of the hardest thing to write. One of the constructions I see a lot that, in my opinion, doesn’t work very well includes this phrase: …not suspecting that his/her life is about to change forever. I’m sure you care if YOUR […]

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