QUERY LETTER CAMPAIGN SERVICE
your script read by the decision-makers
Screenwriters who consistently and routinely achieve Options or Sales for their screenplays do so by 1) crafting compelling query letters tailored to each script and 2) identifying and reaching out to well-suited, competent industry professionals and buyers with their refined query letters.
Celebrating a decade of consistent achievements, Screenwriting Staffing has demonstrated the power of consistent query letter submissions as a key strategy for building connections with producers, agencies, and organizations. Through our platform, we've enabled more than 300 triumphant outcomes (including options, acquisitions, representation, and employment) and have seen over 100 screenplays brought to life.
This is what inspired us to introduce our unique, dual-channel query letter campaign service, utilizing both email and social media for optimal results.
How it works once you submit your
query letter to our staff:
Our staff will provide minor edits to ensure readability and formatting.
Your query letter will be sent out to over 3,000 industry pros and buyers (agents, producers, companies, directors) that have subscribed to our email list over the last 9 years.
Your query letter will be shared with our extensive social media following of 75K+ (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Social Media Groups & Forums). These are entertainment professionals active within the film and television business.
After 2 days, another email blast will be sent out to the unopened emails, maximizing your chances for a read and request.
What happens from here?
If your query letter captures the interest of an industry professional, they will either contact you directly to request your script or arrange a call/meeting, or they will get in touch with us to facilitate a direct connection with you.
Our extensive list of industry professionals and buyers consists of individuals who have utilized our platform in various ways over the past 10 years. These experts hail from around the globe and possess distinguished merits and verified credits in their respective fields.
Screenplay contests often require significant fees to submit your script for consideration by decision-makers. However, only a small fraction of screenwriters, around 1-2%, actually have their scripts reviewed by leading industry professionals.
Our targeted query letter marketing campaign delivers your query letter directly to the key industry professionals who can make a difference! While emails remain an effective method for contacting major and indie film and television players, a multifaceted approach is necessary in today's competitive landscape. To optimize your chances of success, we combine our query letter outreach with the influential reach of social media.
Let's get started!
** SUCCESS STORY: Academy award-winning filmmaker Roger Christian OPTIONED Viking screenplay "NORTH WIND" from Brad Cathermam
** SUCCESS STORY: Micheline Keller, with the Keller Entertainment Group of Los Angeles, OPTIONED "MOMENTS OF GLORY" from Beni Fiore. Ben also OPTIONED his screenplay "THE FIFTH GRAVE: A Collection of Haunting Tales", with Sherry Robb and Marc Martinez, of The Robb Company in Los Angeles.
** SUCCESS STORY: Charles Morris Jr., V.P. of Development and Acquisitions for Global Genesis Group, OPTIONED Milan Skrecek's Holiday feature ''A CALIENTE CHRISTMAS". Global Genesis Group also OPTIONED Michael Fine's thriller ROLL OVER.
** SUCCESS STORY: Johnny Remo, of SkipStone Pictures, OPTIONED Richard W. Masterson's western script "ABSOLUTION".
** SUCCESS STORY: John McCarney signed a SHOPPING AGREEMENT with S.P. Taylor, of Orenda Entertainment, for his scripts "LAIKA" and "PO’PAY".
** SUCCESS STORY: Kenya Branch signed an OPTION agreement with Ali Schmahl, of AlefCine Pictures, for his script "TRAINS OF THOUGHT".
** SUCCESS STORY: Phillip E. Hardy signed a RIGHT-TO-SHOP AGREEMENT for his screenplay "THE OTHER AUSTEN GIRL" with James Quince of Golden Idea Productions. James also signed a RIGHT-TO-SHOP AGREEMENT for Faith D Cox's screenplays for her screenplays A LADLE OF LOVE and THE CHRISTMAS BEAU.
** SUCCESS STORY: Tom Vecchio signed an OPTION agreement with Angus Benfield, of Bridge and Acorn Entertainment, for his script "THE WINDOW MARSH".
** SUCCESS STORY: John Strawn, with Common Era Films, OPTIONED Ron Chepesiuk's script "DEATH FENCES"
** SUCCESS STORY: Michael Adante, with Adante Media, OPTIONED Marty Howe's screenplay "CREEP CATCHER."
** SUCCESS STORY: Nick Montalvo, with Riveting River Entertainment, entered into a SHOPPING AGREEMENT with
Bill Well's script GRAVE DUTY.
* SUCCESS STORY: Eun-KyungJun and team OPTIONED melodrama feature script, ABSOLUTELY, from Blake Mote. Korean company works alongside production company in the States.
* SUCCESS STORY: Glen Michael Morgan SIGNED with Literary Agent Phillip Hawkins of Pittmobile Talent Agency. VANISHED has already been sold to a *confidential* company.
** SUCCESS STORY: Jerry Robbins SIGNED with Literary Agent Stephanie Rodgers of Stephanie Rogers & Associates.
** SUCCESS STORY: Lisa Simpson, with Simpson Literary Agency, has agreed to REPRESENT "READ NAKED" by Adam Rocke.
** SUCCESS STORY: Robert Stitt of Stitt Entertainment has agreed to REPRESENT "LIMBO" by Jan Fettin Maxwell.
Q: How soon will my query letter be sent out?
A: Query letters are sent out in the order in which they are received. We space out query letter blasts in order to give our pros time to read and evaluate each pitch. Expect your query to be blasted out around to 2 weeks once you submit. However, this can be shorter or longer depending on the time of year.
Q: How many script requests/responses should I expect?
A: Well-written, high concept query letters tend to get the most responses. Other factors include: genre, budget, location, and time of the year. Here is some advice.
Q: Will Screenwriting Staffing re-write my query letter?
A: No. We may make some minor adjustments to ensure readability, but if the query letter requires a lot of work, we suggest using our query letter assistance service.
Q: Do you offer refunds?
A: Once your query letter is blasted out, a refund can not be given. If you wish to have a refund before your query letter is emailed, 80% of your purchase will be given back.
Q: What kind of projects do our pros accept?
A: Our pros accept features, television pilots, and shorts. At this time, we can not accept stage plays or books. All genres are accepted, but horror, dramas, and t seem to do the best.
Q: What budgets do your pros typically work with?
A: While we do have some major companies on our list, most of our pros work in the moderate to low budget world. As high as $10MM to as low as $100K.
Q: If I select 2 query letters, will they be sent out separately?
A: We find that combining the 2 in one email gives the writer the best chance to find success.
For more questions (or to see if your script is a good fit) email us!