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Companies/ Agencies accepting unsolicited scripts

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crayon1

  • Thursday 4th February 2016, 6:11pm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 5 posts

Hello there!

I have just written a pilot for a sitcom that I am very proud of, & after 7 drafts I believe it is now ready to be sent out to Production Companies & Agencies for representation.

The frustrating thing is that nearly all Production Companies and Agencies don't accept unsolicited material. Which makes it very difficult for new talent to be found.

Does anyone know of any production companies or agencies that accepts unsolicited material.

Thanks

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Mikey Jackson

  • Thursday 4th February 2016, 10:33pm
  • Worthing, West Sussex, England
  • 2,807 posts

There are hardly any production companies who accept "unsolicited" scripts. Of course, that doesn't necessarily mean you can't get your script read by them. A little detective work on Google will uncover people who work in their script development departments. Once you get names, drop them an email with a brief blurb about your script. You never know. They might ask to read it.

Regarding agents, most of them accept submissions.

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Gary Wronecki

  • Thursday 3rd November 2016, 11:26am
  • 2 posts

Sadly there is no fast track.
Fact is most commisioning editors are very staid and wont take chances.
Also to submit anything it HAS to come from someone PACT registered and dont let anyone tell you otherwise.

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Lazzard

  • Thursday 3rd November 2016, 12:12pm
  • Ludlow, England
  • 4,647 posts
Quote: Gary Wronecki @ 3rd November 2016, 11:26 AM

Also to submit anything it HAS to come from someone PACT registered and dont let anyone tell you otherwise.

Otherwise.
I am living proof.

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beaky

  • Monday 7th November 2016, 7:32pm
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,703 posts
Quote: Lazzard @ 3rd November 2016, 12:12 PM

Otherwise.
I am living proof.

Me too.

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Lazzard

  • Tuesday 8th November 2016, 11:14am
  • Ludlow, England
  • 4,647 posts
Quote: Mr Writer Like In The Song @ 7th November 2016, 5:53 PM

What on earth is PACT?

It's the professional Organisation for Indie Producers.
And absolutely nothing to do with writers submitting work.
God knows why he bought it up.

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Chappers

  • Tuesday 8th November 2016, 9:06pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,933 posts

Nothing to do with Warsaw then?

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Kealy

  • Wednesday 7th December 2016, 6:53pm [Edited]
  • Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • 86 posts

Hello .

I'm in the same situation as crayon. I have a sitcom finished and can only find one production company that takes unsolicited scripts. (Not including writers room) The other four or five I used to send to have stopped taking them. if anyone who's read my work in the critique section or anyone else for that matter who knows of any of the top of their heads please post. Same goes for competitions.

Thanks.

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Chappers

  • Wednesday 7th December 2016, 10:59pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,933 posts

If we know a way in do you think we'll let the competition know?

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Kealy

  • Friday 9th December 2016, 1:22pm [Edited]
  • Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • 86 posts

I tell you what chappers. I'll tell you what I know.If you tell me what you know, of course naturally i'll let you post first.:)

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Lazzard

  • Thursday 29th December 2016, 11:54am
  • Ludlow, England
  • 4,647 posts

From the linked website...

"Radio 4 is a commissioner and broadcaster of programmes, not a production department, and we are therefore unable to accept unsolicited scripts or programme ideas."

In one sense, this is where Greg Wroneki is right (and probably what he was thinking of). Commissioners of programming are always out of bounds. They only talk to bona fide producers (who do have to registered). With the Beeb its WritersRoom(slush pile) , a production company/producer or nothing.