Producers Network – Unsolicited Scripts (2024)

We partner with independent producers who are interested in reading new voices. They all have solid credits under their belt, or they have ongoing relationships with funding bodies such as the BFI, Film4, BBC Films, or they have gone through international talent schemes such as Berlinale Talents and BAFTA Crew x BFI Network. Several of them are working as executives at top production companies while developing a slate of their own projects as independent producers.

Please note most of our partner producers are currently based in the UK, but many of them are accepting international projects. We are working to expand our pool to other countries.

Please refrain from contacting the producers below directly. They usually do not accept unsolicited submissions outside of our schemes.

Short Film Producers

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Amir Majlessi (UK)

Amir is a young emerging Independent Producer. He has an interest in films about the human condition and dark genre films and has worked across fiction and non-fiction. Amir has worked in collaboration with commissioners such as Random Acts and Screen South. His work has been broadcast on Channel 4 and screened at the London Short Film Festival, Aesthetica and BFI Flare.

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Hannah Tookey (UK)

Hannah is a film, theatre and audio producer working on socially-engaged projects and campaigns. Her film work includes: the Vimeo Staff Pick awarded short documentary Wargames about obsession, camaraderie and what it takes to go into battle (funded by the BFI and Film London); ill, actually about the challenges of being young and chronically ill in a carefully curated online culture (broadcast on BBC4 and funded by the BFI and BBC) which was nominated for the Producing Award at Underwire Festival; and short film After the Sea which follows a separated couple who meet again to discuss the suicide of their best friend. It premiered at Raindance Film Festival and has recently completed an impact tour of mental health charities and prisons. Hannah is also a member of Film Strike for the Climate.

Harriet Dedman (UK)

Based in London, Harriet is a British Documentary Photographer and Emmy-nominated Producer. Harriet’s work can be found across multiple international publications, including the BBC, CNN, HBO, Quartz, The Guardian, AJ+, The Financial Times, Smithsonian Magazine, Slate and ABC Australia. She was a founding member of the production team for the launch of HBO’s VICE News Tonight in October 2016 and an active international producer for the show, covering stories from the deployment of US troops to the Russian border to the quest for gold in the Amazon. Over the course of 2015 and 2016, Harriet reported extensively on the Syrian refugee crisis, from Greece, Germany and the Jordanian border camps, and forms part of the cinematography team behind the feature documentary, Refugee. Previously based in Asia, she has covered stories throughout the region, including Hong Kong’s 2014 Umbrella Revolution and the cessation of the Sri Lankan civil war in 2009. An international lawyer, Harriet has worked for leading British and US law firms. Harriet was awarded the inaugural 2017 Gordon Parks Fellowship, for her photography series in Harlem, “highlighting the humanity and creative spirit of Gordon Parks.”

Feature Film & TV Producers

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Frida Torresblanco @ Braven Films (US)

Academy and PGA member Frida Torresblanco is a BAFTA-winning and Oscar nominated producer based in New York. She worked as Head of Esperanto Films, in partnership with Alfonso Cuarón, serving as Executive Producer on films like The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004), Duck Season (2004), Year of the Nail (2007), and Cronicas (2004). In 2006 she produced Pan’s Labyrinth with Alfonso Cuarón and Guillermo del Toro, a film graced with three Academy Awards and three BAFTA Awards. In 2010 Ms. Torreblanco founded her production company Braven Films in partnership with Eric Lauder and Giovanna Randall. Through Braven, she produced Magic Magic (2013), written and directed by Sebastian Silva – which premiered at Sundance Film festival and screened at Director’s Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival – and Disobedience (2017) – an adaption from the original novel of Naomi Alderman, written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz and directed by Sebastian Leilo.

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Tom Kimberly (UK)

Tom Kimberley is a producer most recently based at Umedia, where he worked across the international sales and EP department, attending festivals and markets, where he was involved in selling, acquiring and financing numerous features including I KILL GIANTS, A HUNDRED STREETS, SUMMER IN FEBRUARY, THE BEST OFFER. Prior to Umedia, he gained experience at Paramount Pictures in the Acquisitions and Co-Productions department and the BFI within the Distribution and Exhibition department. He also has extensive VFX experience with over 35 features and TV credits. As an independent producer, he has produced a handful of shorts including Balcony (2015), written/directed by Screen Star Toby Fell-Holden, financed by Film London/Western Edge Pictures, winning the Crystal Bear in Berlin, three Oscar Qualifying festivals and gaining a BIFA nomination. He also recently produced Naptha, written/directed by Screen Star Moin Hussin, financed by Film London/Film4, screening at LFF and Critics Week in Cannes. He is currently developing a number of projects through his company CONSPIRE PICTURES, including WHITE LIES, written/directed by Screen Star Toby Fell-Holden, which the BFI is supported by the BFI and 1497 Writers Lab and the Mobius Trip, by Bafta-nominated Simone Smith, which is being supported by the Sharp Shorts Scheme. He is a Berlinale Talent, Film London Lodestar for 2020 and a BIFA voter.

Jade Alexander (UK)

London-based producer Jade Alexander loves finding new ways to bring the audience into the story. From creating the world’s first live-action interactive sci-fi film The Complex, to immersive sensory experience ‘Black Out’ for ASICS, she thrives on creative and technical challenges that disrupt the everyday. Jade Alexander is an award-winning producer with experience in commercials, features & new media. Her latest project The Complex is the worlds first sci-fi interactive film, it has just been released on Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch & Steam to fantastic reviews and won Best Effects and Best Sound at British Film Festival. Her feature film After Death won BEST FILM at the BRAM STOKER Film festival 2012, was released theatrically in 2014. Her short films are now available on Shorts TV. She is an alumni of BAFTA Crew 2018 and Creative Minds in Cannes 2011 where she worked with ICM Partners. Little Jade Productions (LJP) was founded by Jade Alexander in 2011, and is a London-based film production company, creating thought-provoking sci-fi/fantasy genre films with a strong female & BAME presence on both sides of the camera.

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Katie Hodgkin (UK)

Katie is currently in post-production on her second feature ‘Martyrs Lane’, written and directed by Ruth Platt, which is supported by the BFI. Her previous film, “Bruno” by writer / director by Karl Golden premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh in 2019 and went on to screen at Hamburg, Tallinn Black Nights and numerous other festivals. Her short films ‘The Cost Of Living, ‘Cut’ and ‘Miss’ have received backing from the BFI, Creative England, Erasmus, the Icelandic Film Centre and Shorts International. In addition to producing, Katie has freelanced in development and production for the past 9 years, working on both indie hits (‘Nina Forever’, ‘Snow in Paradise’, ‘The Banksy Job’) and studio films (‘Les Miserables’, ‘Maleficient’). Aside from feature films, Katie produces commercials and content for brands and charities. Katie is an alumnus of the Berlinale Talents Campus.

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Rebecca Wolff @ Grasp The Nettle Films (UK)

With a background as Head of Development at BAFTA-winning production company The Producers, Rebecca Wolff went freelance as a producer in 2012 receiving BFI funding for her first short, soon after the birth of her son. In 2015 she formed Grasp The Nettle Films with writer/director Dean Puckett, the company is based in Devon and London and was selected as one of Creative England’s CE50 companies. She has produced a number of shorts funded by BFI, Creative England, Female Film Force/Bumble, Alter, and The Guardian. She was part of the Edinburgh Talent Lab 2019 and Les Arcs co-production village 2018. She has a slate of short and feature projects she is developing, including three features written and directed by Dean Puckett: Folk horror MAGPIE, which was one of the 2018 iFeatures projects and is backed by Bankside; SEAGULL, a vampire movie, which is in Early Development with BFI NETWORK, coproducing with Early Day Films (BAIT), RED TRIANGLE a supernatural Giallo-style horror which has Mike Chapman of Blue Finch Releasing is on board as an Executive Producer. Alongside these, she is co-producing feature documentary NATURE HUNTER working with Ed Sayers founder of the straight 8 competition which was selected for Doc Society’s Climate Story Lab in London in March.

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Tom Viney @ Pundersons Gardens (UK)

Pundersons Gardens is a production company based in London. Founded in 2006, we are now split into two distinct parts: first a sophisticated and streamlined commercial production company, second, a prize-winning independent film collective, investing in the most interesting and creative documentaries and narrative feature films. We have worked with some of the world’s most recognizable brands and corporations. high-end fashion clients, arts institutions, and broadcasters.

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Paul Furlong (UK)

As a small child, Paul Furlong would play make-believe endlessly with his younger brother, Daniel. His parents had moved out of a rough part of the city to somewhere where they felt that they could give him more opportunities, but in doing so had stretched themselves financially to the point where his Mum was working five jobs and his Dad was working two. Because all the wages were spent on barely surviving, he and his brother had no toys to play with and would therefore make up stories and then act them out for hours on end. As finances eased slightly, Paul’s parents introduced him to cinema and that childhood love of storytelling grew so that now, as a “grown-up”, Paul tells stories in the form of films (feature, short and documentary); television programmes for BBC, ITV & Channel4; and for his company’s corporate clients through TV advertising, online video, and photography. Paul is a BAFTA Crew x BFI Network alumnus.

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Mustapha Wehbi (UK)

Mustapha is a UK-based producer and company director, hailing from the conservative city of Saida, Lebanon. With little to no film production opportunities in the Middle East, he first majored in Finance, and later moved to London to pursue a Producing degree – in the hopes of merging the worlds of business and entertainment. Upon finalising his master’s degree, Mustapha demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial skills and built close relationships with leading media executives in the industry. He co-founded Dolphragon in 2019, a full-service film production and financing company based in London that focuses on commercial and narrative work. He has been focusing on a mix of passion projects and short content for clients. He recently produced a live-action trailer for the PS5 game Arcade Paradise and is currently focusing on developing narrative work with local filmmakers.

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Producers Network – Unsolicited Scripts (2024)

FAQs

Is unsolicited scripts legit? ›

An unsolicited screenplay is a script that doesn't come from a manager or agent, only the screenwriter themselves. Please don't waste your time sending one unless a production company accepts them! While not illegal, unsolicited scripts are largely not welcome.

What production companies accept unsolicited scripts? ›

Here are 10 companies accepting unsolicited scripts:
  • BBC Studios.
  • LaRoda Films.
  • Century Films.
  • LLeju Productions and Films.
  • Birchwood Pictures.
  • One-Eyed Dog Films.
  • Little Jade Productions.
  • Road Movies.
Oct 31, 2021

Can you send scripts to producers? ›

This is primarily for submitting to agents, managers, production companies, studios, and talent. You cannot send unsolicited material to these powers that be. Hollywood is so afraid of being sued these days. Because of that, they simply won't and can't accept screenplays, television scripts, and treatments.

What are unsolicited scripts? ›

An Unsolicited Submission is a screenplay submission that is not coming from a professional source (an agent, lawyer, or manager).

Does Amazon accept unsolicited scripts? ›

Amazon Studios is no longer accepting submissions, but I have a script, mini-bible, or video that I would like to submit. What are my next steps? While we will no longer accept new submissions, there are other options.

Can you submit scripts to Netflix? ›

Netflix only accepts submissions through a licensed literary agent, or from a producer, attorney, manager, or entertainment executive with whom they have a pre-existing relationship. Any idea that is submitted by other means is considered an “unsolicited submission” and thus, sadly, they won't accept it.

How do I get an agent to read my script? ›

Here are the best ways we've determined to get your script in front of Hollywood eyeballs and move your career to the next level.
  1. Make Query Phone Calls. ...
  2. Attend Screenwriting Conferences and Summits. ...
  3. Send Your Script to Screenwriting Competitions. ...
  4. Go to Film Festivals. ...
  5. Get a Job as an Assistant. ...
  6. Stunt Marketing.
Jan 2, 2020

How do I pitch a script to HBO? ›

How to Sell a Script to HBO
  1. Find an agent who can get you an in.
  2. Make sure your work is original and unique.
  3. Focus on tracking down HBO assistants to reach out to, not necessarily executives.
  4. Have a rock-solid pitch ready.
  5. Participate in an HBO fellowship.
Aug 17, 2020

How do I pitch a story to HBO? ›

How can I submit an idea for a movie or show to HBO? We do not accept submissions directly; all submissions to HBO must come through an agent.

How much do scripts sell for? ›

In the 2017-2018 period, WGA spec script sales ranged from $72,600 to $136,000. The average? Around $110,000. There are different WGA minimums for everything, from a 15-minute episode of television, to selling a movie script, to a big budget feature film.

How long does it take for a producer to read a script? ›

While you may be able to read through your own script in 45 to 60 minutes, the average read of a screenplay for everyone else doing their due diligence is anywhere from an hour and a half to two hours. Sometimes more. And it doesn't end there.

How do I get a script solicited? ›

Sending query emails is your first line of attack and is a great way of getting your screenplay solicited. Most query emails however are badly worded, weird and/or generally needy, making it very easy for agents, producers and their assistants to delete or send that “no unsolicited material” link back to.

How much do Netflix screenwriters make? ›

Average Netflix Writer yearly pay in the United States is approximately $51,401, which meets the national average.

What does unsolicited content mean? ›

Something that is unsolicited has been given without being asked for and may not have been wanted. She's always full of unsolicited advice. Synonyms: uninvited, unwelcome, gratuitous, unasked for More Synonyms of unsolicited.

How do screenwriters get noticed? ›

8 Ways to Market Yourself as a Screenwriter You Haven't Thought...
  1. Decide who you are as a writer. ...
  2. Get a blog. ...
  3. Create a web series. ...
  4. Make a short film. ...
  5. Send your script to screenwriting competitions. ...
  6. Go to film festivals. ...
  7. Stunt marketing. ...
  8. Do a staged reading of your screenplay.
Jun 18, 2018

How much does Amazon pay for a script? ›

Amazon Studios' prior policy, until today, stated it had the exclusive right to buy a movie script for $200,000 or TV script for $55,000 from the day it's uploaded up to 45 days out. It can then pay $10,000 to extend that option for 18 months, which it can do up to two times, according to its FAQ.

Who is the richest screenwriter? ›

Highest Paid Screenwriters, Number One: David Koepp… David Koepp is undoubtedly one of the planet's screenwriting kings.

Does Channel 4 accept scripts? ›

In order to fully gauge the writer's voice, humour, originality and ability we'd need to see a script. Please note we no longer accept scripts from individuals. You must either go through an agent or production company.

Does Tyler Perry accept scripts? ›

Therefore we must request that you do not send to us any original creative materials such as screenplays, stories, original artwork, etc.

How hard is it to sell a script? ›

How hard is it to sell a screenplay, anyway? According to writers, managers, and agents involved in greenlighting screenplays, there's a five to 20 percent chance of a screenplay being accepted and sold, says Script Magazine.

Do screenwriters get royalties? ›

Do screenwriters get royalties? No, royalties are given to owners of intellectual properties. Since screenwriters don't publish screenplays they get residuals. With that said they do receive 0.65% of the revenue of a purchase.

Can you sell a script without an agent? ›

It's a tough situation because you need to sell to get an agent, but it is almost impossible to sell without one. Writers attend these conferences because they have an opportunity to “pitch” their work directly to agents, producers, and managers in the hope of making a connection.

Do I need an agent to submit a script? ›

No, screenwriters don't need agents to negotiate deals, sell a script, launch a career, or obtain connections. But, having an agent will make doing all these things easier.

Is it hard to get a screenwriting agent? ›

Part of the problem, however, is that getting a screenwriting agent or manager can often feel very elusive. Almost like a dream that only the special writers get to fulfill. It's not. It just takes a handful of things all coming together: persistence, a strong desire to succeed and a highly developed writing ability.

Does Hulu accept unsolicited scripts? ›

10. UNSOLICITED SUBMISSIONS. It is Hulu's policy not to accept unsolicited submissions, including scripts, story lines, articles, fan fiction, characters, drawings, information, suggestions, ideas, or concepts. Hulu's policy is to delete any such submission without reading it.

Can you submit screenplays to Amazon? ›

Now, Amazon Studios' crowdsourced-script program is dead, a tacit acknowledgement by the ecommerce giant's entertainment division that it will only produce stuff greenlit the traditional, Hollywood way. As of April 13, 2018, Amazon Studios is no longer accepting unsolicited submissions.

Who buys movie scripts? ›

We're back to Who buys scripts? Other than major studios, there are really only two categories of buyers: production companies and independent producers. There are other people who don't buy scripts but who can help you sell them. These include directors, actors, distributors and their entertainment attorneys.

How do I sell a TV script? ›

5 Tips to sell your first script
  1. Write something worth buying: Invest time in your screenplay.
  2. Create marketing material.
  3. Compile a list of potential buyers.
  4. Network, network, network.
  5. Keep writing.
Aug 5, 2021

How do you become a writer for Netflix? ›

Let's start with the fun one: you can become a writer for Netflix by selling a show to Netflix, getting hired to work on an existing Netflix show by the showrunner, or acing an open submission by getting commissioned from Netflix directly to develop material for them.

How much do TV pilots sell for? ›

The analysis is based on approximately seven hundred pilot deals, primarily from 2020 and 2021.
...
Pilot Deal Guide.
Streaming One-Hour Pilots
MedianMaximum Reported
Episodic Fee$50,000$175,000
Series Sale Bonus$25,000$150,000
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Jul 8, 2021

Are screenwriters in demand? ›

There are currently an estimated 131,200 television writers in the United States. The television writer job market is expected to grow by 7.6% between 2016 and 2026.

Are screenwriters rich? ›

A whole team of people work behind the scenes to bring a film to fruition, and some of them are very rich. You might not know their names, but many screenwriters, producers and composers sit high atop the film production hierarchy.

What is WGA minimum on screenplay? ›

The minimum would be $4,975/week.

Do producers buy movie scripts? ›

Yes, production companies buy screenplays. In 2020 alone, 16 companies bought spec scripts, and 6 of them were production companies. The rest were Major film studios.

How many pages a day should a screenwriter write? ›

If you give yourself 30 days to write a 90-page screenplay, then you only need to write three pages per day. That's a lot more manageable than writing 90 pages all at once. Even if you don't have a ton of time, you can likely devote some time in the morning or evening to writing three pages.

What makes a script great? ›

Solid, approachable characters are the start of a wonderful script. When they are relatable, detailed and real, the dialogue in the script will reflect this. Some writers will move about the room to act out the parts of their characters to get a better feeling about what they might do next.

What is unsolicited pitch? ›

So, what does that even mean? An unsolicited submission is a screenplay submission that is not coming from a professional source, like an agent or a manager.

How do I submit a script to Hollywood? ›

On the writer's IMDB page, you can now see who their agent is/was. Click on the agent's IMDB page and connect with them from there. You can also upload your script through IMDBPro and let people find you that way. Backstage.com is another great resource for tracking down a screenwriting agent or manager.

How do I become solicited? ›

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Manuscript Solicited
  1. LITERARY AGENTS. While many publishers don't accept unsolicited manuscripts, some literary agents do. ...
  2. COMPETITIONS. Entering writing competitions is a great way to get your name and work in front of publishers. ...
  3. PITCHING. ...
  4. PORTFOLIO. ...
  5. NETWORKING.
Apr 6, 2017

Can I write a script and sell it? ›

Yes! Anyone can sell a script to anyone they like. There's no legal requirement for writers to have an agent before selling a script. But one of the most common misconceptions among newbie writers is the notion that you need an agent before you can start selling scripts.

How long should it take to write a script? ›

When professional screenwriters are given time to write a screenplay, they're provided a time range between 1-3 months (30-90 days). In the past, I've set my personal writing pace at 6-7 pages in an 8 hour day of writing, which roughly translates to about 15 days of writing.

How many words is the average screenplay? ›

Set aspirational writing goals

And you're right. You shouldn't write a 50,000-word screenplay. But you can write one between 7,500 and 20,000 words, which is the average length for a screenplay.

Is unsolicited advertising illegal? ›

There are no general prohibitions against sending unsolicited advertisements or catalogs through the U.S. Mail. Similarly, you may send unsolicited e-mail; however, e-mail must adhere to certain federal requirements, detailed below.

Who are unsolicited applicants? ›

Unsolicited applicants are those who apply for a job without any advertisement or requirement from the company. For example, a job seeker may visit a company's website, find contact information for someone who works at the company and send them their resume.

What are unsolicited offers? ›

unsolicited offer. noun [ C ] FINANCE. an offer to buy a company or property that its owners did not ask for: They made an unsolicited offer of $3.3 billion.

Is screenwriting a good career? ›

This can be a very lucrative career because even if a writer is a ninth or tenth person to make revisions, they are still paid. Up and coming screenwriters will also ghost write projects to increase their chances of the script being picked up by a production studio.

How much does a script writer get paid? ›

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the national average salary for writers and authors, a career path that encompasses screenwriters, is $67,120 per year .

Can you be a screenwriter without a degree? ›

A degree isn't required to be a screenplay writer, but it may help you develop your skills. Several colleges, universities and film schools offer bachelor's degree programs in writing for screen and television or film studies and screenwriting.

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