The Business

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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Want to sell your screenplay? Do something different!

The key to selling your screenplay is getting the right people to read it. They key to getting the right people to read it is to be creative in your approach (the traditional ones are used by everybody and they clog up the system and tend not to get through). The key to being more […]

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