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Old 09-25-2019, 05:26 PM   #1
Cynthia Hanson
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Default Smart Girls Productions query letter mailing

Has anyone ever seen this or tried this service from this website:

smartg.com/screenplay-query-letters/

It seems they cherry pick 75 production companies out of thousands they have listed for you to send query letters to for your screenplay based on its logline and synopsis. I am considering trying it once I can afford it.
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Old 09-25-2019, 06:13 PM   #2
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Hell no, don't do this.

H-wood doesn't take query "letters" they take query emails, sometimes. But not letters. If these idiots don't even know that, then how would they actually know how to research the companies that might want your script? They won't.

And for 450 dollars, no less. I call bullsh!t.

Like all things, if you want it done right, do it yourself. There are few shortcuts.

And the fact that they are calling themselves "smart girls" is laughable. Dumb greedy beotches, maybe.
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Old 09-26-2019, 01:14 AM   #3
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Hell no, don't do this.

H-wood doesn't take query "letters" they take query emails, sometimes. But not letters. If these idiots don't even know that, then how would they actually know how to research the companies that might want your script? They won't.

And for 450 dollars, no less. I call bullsh!t.

Like all things, if you want it done right, do it yourself. There are few shortcuts.

And the fact that they are calling themselves "smart girls" is laughable. Dumb greedy beotches, maybe.
Ditto this. There's no reason to spend $450 on this kind of bullshit. They prolly aren't even girls.

figment's right. Do not do this. You can get a 30 day free trial of IMDBpro and buy a membership here and do the research. All it costs you is your time and like $29/year. I actually don't remember the fee. Will?

Always check here first. We'll steer you right. You can literally get every thing you need for free.
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Old 09-26-2019, 01:58 AM   #4
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let's just say i know a former employee of Smart Girls and he/she would not pay the money for their services (query or consult). it's not a scam per se but they're not relying upon anything other than publicly available information. the supposed value add is in tailoring a (long) query letter specifically to the writer and their script with matching addressed and stamped envelopes but snail mail and anything more than a logline and maybe a little blurb about the writer by email is all you need now.
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Old 09-26-2019, 02:06 AM   #5
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DO NOT LISTEN TO figment nor FA4!!! This service is totally legit!!!

I'm fukking JOKING!

My god this is some bullsh!t. Dude... how many typos can one idiot scam artist have in one page? And don't the redundancies SCREAM RUN to you!? Obviously you don't trust these people or you'd already have sent them your $450. #1 rule of the industry: NEVER PAY MONEY!

Honestly, your gonna get screwed if you don't learn how better to instantly spot these fake promises as absolutely bullsh!t.

CLUE 1: The use of the word HOLLYWOOD in the header.

CLUE 2: The garbage website design. Clearly it's some cheap template from a billion years ago.

CLUE 3: Letters? What in Gods holy hell?

Clue 4: The incessant begging for your money while basically calling you a pu$$y if you don't use them.

CLUE 5: Office, office, office!!! CALL OUR OFFICE!!! Did I tell you WE HAVE AN OFFICE???!!!! Google mapped their OFFICE. Just as I friggin thought... it's a fukkin PO BOX. [link below].......... There's NO OFFICE!

CLUE 6: The incessant use of the word ***DREAM*** No one in the actual industry has ever used that word to describe this business.

CLUE 7: PHD??? DUDE WHAT???

CLUE 8: SIGNATURE....? Fukking WHAT???

I could keep shredding this idiot into infinity, but why waste my time any further...

POINT: I mean this in the nicest way (I'm yelling at them not you, I FUKKING DESPISE people taking advantage of artists), you're gonna have to get more skilled at spotting this BS from a billion miles away or you're gonna get fleeced time and again. I say this to you and any lurkers out there thinking of using these types of crooks.


Here's their fancy "OFFICE":

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1501...1 6384!8i8192

And here's CAA: (spot any differences?)

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cr...4d-118.4149133

Ps... CAA has a helipad on the roof. Feel me? They ain't running it out of a PO BOX.
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Old 09-27-2019, 06:42 PM   #6
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But, Gucci, they have "Parking Off Alley"! Must be a great service!

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Old 09-28-2019, 12:09 PM   #7
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But, Gucci, they have "Parking Off Alley"! Must be a great service!

Ha! Free parking?... WHERE DO I SIGN!
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:55 PM   #8
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"Make Your Screenplay Better Than 90% Of The Scripts Submitted To Hollywood"

Not nearly good enough. Probably most people, HERE, write scripts "better than 90% of the scripts submitted to Hollywood", and they're still looking for agents or managers.

I don't want to pile on, Cynthia, but the only interest these folks have in you is if your money is any good.

There's a million of these scammers.

Does the site have even one claim of success -- even one sold and produced script? (Maybe they do, but I can't find any.)

RUN AWAY!
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Old 10-01-2019, 02:12 PM   #9
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Old 10-01-2019, 02:34 PM   #10
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"Make Your Screenplay Better Than 90% Of The Scripts Submitted To Hollywood"

Not nearly good enough. Probably most people, HERE, write scripts "better than 90% of the scripts submitted to Hollywood", and they're still looking for agents or managers.
I'ma put it like this...

You gotta write A++ scripts or you're dead. A+ isn't good enough. Agreed, 90% ain't anywhere near good enough. Aim for 101% brilliant... then, once you hit that mark, watch how many people PASS.
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