As an antidote to my rather negative previous post, here’s proof that while it may have been grumpily written, it’s actually good cover letter advice that works. I got this email shortly after from Chris Stone who freelances as a Producer and Director.

Hi Gavin,
I heard you speak at the Production Base party the other night and wanted to thank you – I’ve taken your advice about writing a good covering letter, and I’m getting a much better response from my applications as a result. Many more of my applications result in the employer viewing my Production Base profile, and I’m sure it’s because I’m doing the things you suggested in your talk. Thanks for your hard work on this – putting your advice into practice has really improved my job chances.
Very best, Chris.

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Gavin Ricketts is a Producer/Director with over twenty year's experience. His courses on finding work in the creative industries has helped hundreds of Film and TV Crew win more work.