7LDR at 2012-10-05 00:59:11:
Ok first up just wanted to say thank you for a very helpful blog. I'm learning a lot about the industry from it. 2ndly, I've got to point out that even though Readers are threshold guardians. They're not actually hollywoods first line of defense against incompetency. I'm thinking it goes, query letter > readers > producers > talent > director so far as guardians you have to pass for a script to get made. I say that because my current script is getting a very solid consider/pass ratio from all the readers (most of whom work for studios as well) I send it to (paid coverage) but I cant' get a read from a producer/agent/studio because my Query letters don't get responses. It's one of those scripts which is hard to log-line due it's complexity. I'm starting to think that a good query letter is the most important part of the business. Maybe an article on the most important things that people look for in a query letter?
blknwite at 2012-10-05 08:44:13:
Interesting Interview Steven Boccho on his start as a writer in Hollywood: http://emmytvlegends.org/interviews/people/steven-bochco#
Script Readers, Hollywood’s Threshold Guardians | FilmmakerIQ.com at 2012-10-11 02:55:09:
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