QUERY LETTER ASSISTANCE
strong query letters make for strong scripts
Screenwriting Staffing's personalized and affordable query letter service paves the way for establishing relationships with industry professionals.
WHY WOULD A SCREENWRITER NEED A QUERY LETTER?
Industry pros simply do not have the time to read through hundreds and hundreds of scripts daily. A query letter allows the pro to quickly decide if they have any interest in reading your script. If you are a SS member, you are well-aware that 99% of our pros seek a logline and synopsis before reading a script. Most legitimate agents, producers, and companies do not accept unsolicited material. Your query letter, in essence, is your request to send them your screenplay. Whether they request your script or not, a concise and thorough query letter instantly labels you as a pro.
WHY DOES SS THINK THIS SERVICE IS NECESSARY?
Simple. SS has facilitated over 200 success stories. Nearly 50% of those account for sales and options. Those who have found success did so by sending a query letter first. Everything starts with a pitch!
"Thank you, SS. AWESOME job on the Amelia query! The query is great because: 1. this would have taken me forever and you are much better at it than I am. 2. you have an objective viewpoint and I don't. 3. you have seen things in it that I haven't (like the script being alternative historical fiction Sci-Fi - I'm so used to think of myself as fantasy that I wouldn't even have thought of marketing it like that) and 4. Even just from the synopsis I have gotten clues as to what came across clearly/not so much in the script 5. I appreciate having both lengths of the synopsis." -- Dana Kendler
HOW IT WORKS:
2 of our staff members read your script. Not just once, but twice. Once we fully understand your story, we start on your QUERY LETTER. These are for you to use. We do NOT own the rights to your query letter. NOTE: This is not a coverage service. For coverage, please visit our script coverage page.
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"Thank you so much! The loglines and synopsis are very well written. I am finishing up a second screenplay which I will send to you in a week or two. Thanks!"
What a phenomenal job you did on my query letter! Thanks so much. I'd strongly recommend you guys to my writer friends. And I have another script in the wings that I would like to send your way. Again, thanks, SS!"