Updated: Nov 28, 2022
Hello! In order to send anything to very important peeps in the industry, you'll need to have their contact info. Here's how you get it:
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Whether you're trying to reach an agent, manager, or production company, select the one you want.
Sort the thousands of companies by the "company meter" (basically, their success as a company.) Don't submit to the top 10 companies. Just don't. They don't accept inquiries from rando's who write to them, unsolicited. No offense. Maybe start by sorting the top 500-1000, or however confident you're feeling. Up to you.
Click on the company you want to find contact info for. You may want to choose your company based on location, what kinds of people or material they tend to work with, or just write to everyone!
I wouldn't waste my time emailing any generic email address like "info@." Ideally, you would write to people's actual email addresses. Sometimes, if you dig deeper, you can find them. If all you've found is a generic email, move ahead to the next step.
If you only found a generic email, dig deeper by clicking on one of the staff members.
Lookie there! Her email address is right there. Success!
Make a spreadsheet of all the contacts you find.
You'll want a list of at least 50-100. You'll probably only get a handful of responses, depending on who you've contacted, and the quality of your query letter. For my article on writing query letters, click here.
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