If I send a my query letter our to different agencies, should I sent a copy of the script treatment also? Or just the script treatment. Help?
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The query letter is to ask if they'd be willing to look at your materials. Don't send anything else until you get their reply. Be prepared to be rebuffed by virtually all of them. Every "no" gets you closer to "yes." Also. Have you already entered into competitions? It helps to be able to say things in your query like "Top 25 on The Black List" or "Nichols Fellowship." Good luck!
...the dreaded query letter...write it how you write it...the right person, if they like your style will sit up and take notice. I find submission guidelines are designed to say 'no' to your work...or is it just me?
Yep -- it's query and no more. If they aren't intrigued by that one page, they will want nothing to do with the 10 or 20 of the treatment.
What do you mean "query or no more"?
I'm kind of seconding what Shaun was saying. The Query letter is all you send the first time. Any other things -- free money, photos, DVD trailers or promo material, or all the other sorts of things I've heard of people sending -- are not appropriate. And that includes a treatment too. Sorry for the attempt to be quippy. :)
Haha, it's okay. I just didn't understand and it's better to ask then stand here not knowing.
Electronic age, makes the queries pretty much obsolete. That's the reasons courses offered on it is a rip. Pitch is in, letters out
What's the difference between a pitch and a query? Same thing, pretty much, non?
A pitch is a verbal presentation. A query is written. You pitch usually in person, or over the web (like on Stage 32), or sometimes over the phone. Pitches can be short (30 seconds) or long (a couple hours -- usually more of a discussion by that point). And the purpose is different too. A query is meant to gauge a tiny amount of interest -- enough to ask for the script (and hopefully read it). A pitch is more like a sales pitch -- the goal could be the same -- to get a script request. But it could also be to actually sell the project, depending on the audience.