Here are sample emails for contacting cold leads.

Please be polite and respectful! Use your best judgement and test out different messages.

Dear {Insert Ms/Mr/Last name},

Hello! I’m Erica Wernick, a Graphic Design graduate. I just watched Entourage and really enjoyed your graphics in Season 6. It must be so great to see your work on screen! {Briefly compliment their work so it shows you’ve done your homework and know who they are.}

I’m wondering if you would be open to giving me some advice about starting in your field. I’m new, so I’m a little clueless when it comes to the beginning steps. I’m excited and willing to work hard for whatever they may be. {Get to the point of the email quickly, let them know what you’re asking of them right off the bat.}

I’m confused about the process of finding a job. How can I search for job listings? What position should I look for to start in this field?{Ask specific questions.}

Any advice you have would be greatly appreciated! I look forward to seeing more of your work in future films!


Erica Wernick

Dear Ms. Wernick,

Hello! Through the production listings, I see that you are working on Chasing Life. Do you have any PA positions available? I've been an admirer of your work on other projects like Gang Related, and I would love for the opportunity to interview. 

I have attached my resume for your consideration, and please feel free to view my online portfolio

Thank you!