“It’s like déjà vu all over again,” said Yogi Berra. When you look at TV right now, from cable to miniseries, you’ll notice a somewhat recent influx of “period” shows, or stories which take place in a time since past.
One of the most common pitch tactics is “The Hollywood Cross” - a comparison of the script being pitched to other movies which have already been made.
“The Best!” “Oscar-worthy!” “Hilarious!" When pitching, try to avoid these types of superlatives at all costs when pitching. Why? Because the quality of your writing is for me to evaluate.
I get a godly amount of query letters sent to me via VPF. This is to be expected, and why I signed up. Of course, some stand about above the rest.