Category Archives: Selling a Screenplay

Selling a Screenplay is Mostly WRITING a Good Screenplay

A while back, my friend Ashley from our writers’ group wrote a post on his site ( called I’ll do what ever it takes to sell my sell my screenplay.* It’s a great piece, and I hope you read if you haven’t already.  It addresses is an issue I encounter time and time again with […]

Getting an Agent to Read Your TV Pilot

Turns out, I’m not the only one who gets email.  The other day, Joey – resident television expert here at – answered a question on query letters and pilot scripts.  I’ve posted that question and her answer below.*  Hope it helps!  -Eric A reader asked: My friend and I created an animated television series perfect for […]

The $3 Screenwriting Contest – New Grand Prize!

As some of you know, I’m holding a Mini-Screenwriting Contest (Also known as “The $3 Screenwriting Contest,” hence the title of this post) and we have an announcement. [Insert DRUM ROLL…then CYMBAL CRASH!] We have a new grand prize!  Ashley Meyers of has generously donated a year membership to his suite of screenwriting tools.  […]

The Top 5 Most Common Mistakes in Screenplay Query Letters

I’ve been reading a few query letters for a client who is literally (OK, not “literally”) buried in them.  Writers are making so many of the same errors I just had to post about it.  Please, people, please read the below tips BEFORE you send your query letter out.  The five most common mistakes I’m […]

How to Find a Legitimate Agent to Sell My Screenplay

I got this question recently: Dear Eric, For weeks I have been searching for a reputable list of agencies to submit for query letter to. Initially, I thought the agencies on the WGA website were legitimate, but some of them don’t release their clients, which seems fishy. I read somewhere that agencies that keep their […]