Marketing:  Screenplay Treatments, Loglines, One-Pages and Query Letters

Marketing:

Getting a script into the hands of someone who might buy it is a lengthy process. To get them to read your script you have to have good marketing materials. These include:

Treatment: Marketing treatments typically run from three to ten pages, and include notes on the story’s themes, genre, marketability, characters, and a brief outline of the story.

One Page: This is exactly what it sounds like – one page that is intended to intrigue someone in your story, so that they demand to see your script.

Logline:  A logline is a one-sentence summary of your story that contains all the key elements.  They are usually between 25 and 45 words and are an essential marketing tool.  Writing good loglines is a skill!

Query Letter:  Finally, you need a good query letter.  A query letter needs to be short, carefully targeted, designed to attract interest and get busy producers to request your script. 
There are clear rights and wrongs in writing all of these marketing documents, and many people struggle with them.

Marketing Support:
In addition, I can provide customized marketing support.  This involves discussing the market for your film, and producing a list of suitable companies and individuals to send your material too.

When you combine the right materials with the right contacts you dramatically increase the chances of people wanting to read your script.

Rates vary according to:
Which marketing documents you need
What extra marketing support you need
How quickly you need the work done

"It was a great pleasure working with Don. He is very knowledgeable about his subjects, very professional, very responsive and a wonderful writer. I definitely recommend him to anyone who needs an excellent writer."
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