How to Sell Your Screenplay – Rewriting and Query Letter Submissions

The first thing of how to sell your script is to write and rewrite so you have a polished screenplay people will want to buy. You might write half a dozen screenplays that face rejection, but at one point you promote a screenplay. Ensure that the ultimate screenplay you submit is the foremost you can do. Obtaining feedback and rewriting your script accordingly will help tremendously.

It can be challenging to reach industry insiders, but referrals and networking will help you sell your screenplay. Consider the 6 degrees of separation — that any a few can be linked by six steps of friends of friends. With your connection, and after you have copyrighted your treatment and screenplay, write a query letter that appeal to the potential shopper’s needs. It is essentially a sales copy requesting them to buy the rights to your movie script. The director, producer, or film company will need to invest a lot of time, resources, and money into making your movie, TELEVISION show, or film so make sure you’ve encouraged them sufficiently.

Keep in mind that different bankers specialize in either TELEVISION, movies, or film. Furthermore, they will then focus in a certain genre. Produce sure you’re marketing to those who are best aligned with your movie script. You may have the best movie script in the world, but if you’re providing your screenplay to a TV show producer, you will likely have poor results.

You should send your treatment along with the query letter. Even so, do not include the screenplay. Instead, tell them that it is available after request. You can snail mail out the query notification and treatment, email it, or even disappear a printed version face-to-face. Wait around a few days and follow up to be sure they received it and ask if they may have any feedback.