See how many things you can spot that are wrong with this screenplay query letter from Prepare Yourself For The Pitch.

creative intelligence pitch (bull)And if you think it’s an exaggeration, I’m sorry to say I received many a one even worse than this in my days as a literary agent:

Dear Sir or Madam

I am writing to tell you about my screenplay which I have written or rather written half of and I am trying to find a producer or a home for it although I do not have an agent and I am not quite finished.

ANYWAY!! I wonder if you would be so good as to read the enclosed pages, which I have written by hand as my 8*&%$£ computer is always crashing (!!!) and it drives me nuts!!

PLEASE, please read quickly as I have lot of people interested including Stephen Daldry to direct but I would like to know what you think.

I am also very willing to come to see you in the next week to discuss your reactions and would be glad to do this for exampel at 2pm next Tuesday if you have the time, I am sure you will want to onceyou have looked at my fantastic script!!!

I don’t know if it is TV movie or a film btu myabe your company does both??! Well we will soon find out!

Have a super day, Love, Bob (SAE enclosed!)

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