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sevoo
11-18-2006, 01:19 AM
Is it better in your mail say something about you or not? Is it
necceserly to put full address and all contacts?

earlyman75
11-18-2006, 06:37 AM
Hey, Sevoo.

I think in a query letter, you really don't need to say much about yourself. Keep it focused on the script. Give a brief introduction of yourself (very brief- just your name and the fact that you are seeking representation or something like that), then your script title and logline, maybe another brief blurb about the tone of your script (or what it compares to), and then a big fat thank you for reading the letter. End it with all of your contact info.

Joaneasley
11-18-2006, 06:56 AM
If you are from another country and you do not have professional credits or big contest wins to advertise, it's acceptable to send an e-mail query that does not say anything about yourself and that uses only your e-mail address. The most important thing is to have an appealing logline.

But if the English in your query is off, you're not going to get script requests. And if you get someone to check the English in your query but the English in your script is off, that's not going to work, either. So before you send query letters, you should hire or convince a native English speaking writer to check your script and your query letter for comprehensibilty.

sevoo
11-18-2006, 08:38 AM
OK, I copy bout of you.

P.S. (or what it compares to) -- is it smart to say your script is similar to movie XX?

sevoo
11-18-2006, 08:40 AM
Second question?

What kind of envlope? Or post card maybe?

ColeBlackburn
11-18-2006, 09:31 AM
Sevoo.
Yes, it is quite acceptable to compare your script
to movies.
PLATOON meets DRIVING MISS DAISY.
ALIEN goes on a camping trip with FRIDAY THE 13TH.
(No DD'ers, you can't use these loglines)
Seriously, it's a short way of getting across what your movie
is about.
About your query letter.
I don't know what country you are in but if you mail
a query letter to agents/mgrs in the U.S., it will be
obvious it came from abroad and might lose consideration
because of that.
I think your best bet is an email query that as (Joan
said) has been checked by an English speaker.
For what it's worth.
Cole

sevoo
11-21-2006, 10:38 AM
Sevoo.
Yes, it is quite acceptable to compare your script
to movies.
PLATOON meets DRIVING MISS DAISY.
ALIEN goes on a camping trip with FRIDAY THE 13TH.
(No DD'ers, you can't use these loglines)
Seriously, it's a short way of getting across what your movie
is about.
About your query letter.
I don't know what country you are in but if you mail
a query letter to agents/mgrs in the U.S., it will be
obvious it came from abroad and might lose consideration
because of that.
I think your best bet is an email query that as (Joan
said) has been checked by an English speaker.
For what it's worth.
Cole


As your country has a lot famous actors, I have been google some
of ours. they are a bit deferent than yours:-)

http://www.eastsideboxing.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10432
http://www.index.hr/sport/tema/27.aspx
http://members.tripod.com/~witchslayer/Mavrovic/LEWISmav2.jpg
http://www.sherdog.com/news/picture_gallery.asp?pic_id=35782&f_id=2326&my_page=9
http://www.sherdog.com/news/picture_gallery.asp?pic_id=32488&f_id=2326&my_page=9
http://www.sherdog.com/news/picture_gallery.asp?pic_id=32492&f_id=2326

InDeep
11-26-2006, 07:05 PM
About describing yourself in the query letter:

Only if it helps, and only if you're seeking management with your letter and script submission.

Executives, studios, production companies, and even agents want to make a sale - that's to say, they only care about a good script. When sending query letters to them, only describe your story and characters (not yourself; they don't care).

A manager will want to know if his future with you will be profitable, and he'll use the screenplay you send to judge your abilities. But in this case, the manager might want to know that you are a dedicated, professional writer. Be brief. And only include a personal description if it is VERY positive.

Success,

InDeep