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Old 09-08-2015, 10:12 AM   #11
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Still cheaper than the $40-50 pitches on some other sites.
Yeah. I'm one of those who still fails to see the value of Stage 32.
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Old 05-23-2016, 05:02 PM   #12
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My first stop is usually Virtual Pitchfest's list; it has the most detailed listing of prodcos' needs I've seen: http://virtualpitchfest.com/ourpros/
That's a great resource, thanks! There's also a list of reps and genres they're interested in.

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Old 05-23-2016, 05:52 PM   #13
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That's a great resource, thanks! There's also a list of reps and genres they're interested in.
No problem! Yeah, it's definitely one of my faves.
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Old 05-24-2016, 02:44 PM   #14
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Make a list of relatively recent, successful movies comparable to yours in terms of genre, budget, actors.

Find out who produced the films on your list using IMDb pro or some other updated database of Hollywood info.

You can also make a list of potential reps in the same manner by finding out who reps successful movies comparable to your script.
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Old 05-30-2016, 10:57 AM   #15
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Default Re: How do you know which production company to send to?

I will say the vpf website has been very helpful. To me it is worth 10 bucks a pitch. If they reject your project, you can alter your pitch in such a way you'll wind up getting more reads. At least that happened to me.
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Old 05-30-2016, 12:05 PM   #16
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I will say the vpf website has been very helpful. To me it is worth 10 bucks a pitch. If they reject your project, you can alter your pitch in such a way you'll wind up getting more reads. At least that happened to me.
You're not paying to pitch, you're paying $10 to send a query letter to a company with a guaranteed response within five days.

You could email the exact same query letter to the same company, and it would cost you nothing.
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Old 05-30-2016, 02:56 PM   #17
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You're not paying to pitch, you're paying $10 to send a query letter to a company with a guaranteed response within five days.

You could email the exact same query letter to the same company, and it would cost you nothing.
I think this downplays and simplifies the value of the service. To me, its full benefits are as follows:

1) Offers a database of companies that are actively seeking clients/scripts
2) Specifies the exact individuals at those companies who are looking (not easy to find elsewhere)
3) Specifies the formats (film/TV/web), genres, and subject matter of interest to those pros (you could do your own research and make an educated guess, but the service makes it explicitly clear)
4) Communicates to the pro that you are serious enough about your idea to pay $10
5) Guarantees a response to your query within five days (we all know how long it can take to get a response otherwise, if any at all is received)
6) Provides a specific reason why the query was rejected (also something that is not commonly seen in regular query responses)

To me, that's more than worth $10.
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