Writing Successful Loglines, Query Letters, and One-Sheets

Writing Successful Loglines, Query Letters, and One-Sheets

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Success in Hollywood is often about making great first impressions. Your logline and query letter are the first and sometimes only things an executive or agent is going to read of your work. It’s critical that your logline and query letter are attention grabbing, tell them something of substance, make you look good, and most of all—make them want to read more.

If you’ve sent out hundreds of queries and haven’t gotten script requests, you’re doing something wrong. As a development executive, producer, and script consultant, Danny Manus has read thousands of query letters and countless loglines. He has taken over 3,000 pitches at pitchfests, so he knows what it takes for a writer to standout and stand above the rest!

This OnDemand Webinar will cover how to construct proper loglines, query letters, and one-sheets: what to include and what not to include in each, the difference between loglines and taglines, what executives are looking for, how to query for representation, and how to write ones that grab attention and sell!

Danny will show you great, easy-to-use formats for crafting tight, professional loglines, engaging query letters, and visual one-sheets. And he’ll share with you some of the best and worst queries he’s ever received.


  • How to make a great first impression with your logline and query letter.
  • Tips and rules to creating a great, professional logline.
  • An easy to use 5-step formula for crafting great, tight loglines.
  • What to include and what not to include in your loglines.
  • The difference between loglines and taglines.
  • The keys and format to query letters that grab attention and sell.
  • What to include and what not to include in your submissions.
  • Examples of great (and awful) query letters.
  • What is a one-sheet and why do you need it?
  • What needs to be included to have a memorable one-sheet?
  • The new ways to query.


  • Writers tired of not getting results and requests from their loglines and query letters.
  • Writers planning on submitting their work.
  • Writers looking to create a tight logline.
  • Writers who want a strong query letter.
  • Writers who attend pitchfests and need one-sheets.
  • Writers who want to learn how to make a great first impression.
  • Writers looking to find out what executives are looking for.
  • Writers who think taglines and loglines are the same thing.
  • Writers who think writing loglines and query letters aren’t important.

The Writers Store does not offer any refunds for the webinar. All sales are final.