Tag Archives: query letters

The Top 5 Most Common Mistakes in Screenplay Query Letters

I’ve been reading a few query letters for a client who is literally (OK, not “literally”) buried in them.  Writers are making so many of the same errors I just had to post about it.  Please, people, please read the below tips BEFORE you send your query letter out.  The five most common mistakes I’m […]

Logline Friday is Back! Sort of…

On this Friday’s episode of Scriptcast Matt and I will be talking loglines and query letters. We’ll talk about what works, what doesn’t work, and how to improve them.  Also, one lucky logline writer will win a very special “Scriptcast” prize. So…we need your loglines! Got a good logline?  Tweet it to @scriptdreric Got a […]

How do I get agents/producers to read my Query Letter?

This question was recently sent to me via my Facebook account Hey, Eric. Been writing for a long time. Have a couple produced films and have sold several others (in Texas, where it pays nothing). You talk about writing great query letters, but it doesn’t seem like any reputable agents/managers want to read them. You […]

Heroine not Heroin

Some have asked whether spelling and grammar are important in your scripts and query letters. In short – hell yes. I once read a query letter where the writer spelled “heroine” without the “e” at the end.  Apparently, the star of their script was an opiate. In all seriousness, I couldn’t take that query letter […]

Scriptcast 11: Ashley Meyers on Selling your Script

Ashley Meyers from SellingYoursScreenplay.com stops by to chat with Eric about query letters, his blog, and tips for selling your screenplay. Music: A Beautiful Mine (Theme Music from Mad Men) – RJD2 Discussed: Ashley Meyers, Confessions of a Sex Addict, empathetic protagonists, indie films, Netflix streaming, Writer’s Market, rejection letters, Dish Dogs, rewriting, Sean Astin, […]