Have you ever sent something other than a query letter to a manager to stand out from the pile of queries that are sitting on their desk?
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The thing that you want to stand out is that mind blowing idea in your logline.
When I was a reader for a prod company (pre-Internet boom), one script came via courier with a pair of Dodger tickets taped to the title page. I made sure that script/writer was treated with professionalism :)
A basket of goodies on their birthday with nothing but a card and a greeting. They'll call (if they're remotely human) and you can go from there. Guards down, full of appreciation. I mean who doesn't love chocolate-covered strawberries or edible undies? I mean arrangements.
I was in a band when I was much younger. Our drummer thought he was a genius and sent a demo tape to some in a locked cash box. Thinking they would work so hard to open it they would listen.
They sent back a picture of the box in the garbage.
Not know how that relates here. But I am lazy. I don’t send out much. I wait for them.
I can picture sending a box of chocolates with my query/script attached to it and them ripping off the letter and throwing it in the trash but eating the chocolates. Sending something other than the query seems too kiss-a##y and desperate to me. You'd have to be awfully creative in my opinion.
To a Manager?...No.