Dear Scott Rudin:
I hope you might be interested in my screenplay, FIVE QUESTIONS.
The story is set in the country’s first on-line dating service, now on the brink of extinction. A fortyish marketing director and mom and a recently jilted young guy in her department are challenged to come up with a new strategy for the company. Flirtatious, competitive and intense, their relationship starts to spin out, affecting the satellite lives around them, principally her teenage daughter whose dangerous behavior culminates in a terrifying encounter in a motel off the Merritt Parkway. As the story unfolds, it attempts to explore the five essential questions on the nature of love: attraction, physical, friendship, loyalty and unconditional. I see it as a romantic tragi-comedy, a mash up of Nancy Meyers and Neil LeBute.
About me: I published two books, a bible for writers called THE FOREST FOR THE TREES and a memoir FOOD AND LOATHING. I was a trade editor in New York for sixteen years and I’ve been an agent for twelve years as a partner with Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency. I have an MFA from Columbia University and I’ve studied screenwriting at Yale. I also write a daily blog about the misery of publishing and writing, http://www.betsylerner.com
I look forward to hearing from you.
p.s. my screenplay is also a lot like 50 Shade of Gray.
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