Do you want your screenplay to be the next Squid Game or Dune? You know your script is good, but you don’t yet have representation from a screenwriting agent or manager. Are there any studios and production houses that specifically say, “We accept unsolicited scripts?” Yes, we found 10 of them.
- BBC Studios
- LaRoda Films
- Century Films
- LLeju Productions and Films
- Birchwood Pictures
- One-Eyed Dog Films
- Little Jade Productions
- Road Movies
- Jump Start Productions
- Elevating Entertainment
This is a list of the UK and American production companies. Most want Feature films, but some will take a TV script. Why did we include the UK because Hollywood is no longer the only player in this game.
1.) BBC Studios
BBC Studios needs no introduction, but I’ll remind you of the impressive roster of films the production company has gifted the world. They include 2017’s King Charles III, 2019’s Surviving America’s Most Hated Family, and 2020’s Mangrove.
At current, BBC Studios has an Open Call opportunity for screenwriters to submit their work. These opportunities crop up throughout the year, but only during select times.
2.) LaRoda Films
Blake Borcich’s LaRoda Films in the UK is eager for “fresh and innovative material,” short stories, screenplays, or scripts. The materials can be unsolicited and–even better–any length you desire!
Blake is a young and innovative producer who is on his way up. I think it’s important to meet and build relationships with people like this because they could end up being an executive that changes everything for you.
LaRoda asks that you include a one-page treatment or synopsis with your submission. You can reach Borcich by email at email@example.com.
3.) Century Films
Another film company in the UK, Century Films, produces documentaries and dramas. Their body of work includes documentaries such as Mumbai High: The Musical, The Confessions of Thomas Quick, and Britain’s Biggest Primary School.
If your writing gels with what Century Films are interested in, create a pitch about a page in length and then submit it. You can contact Century Films by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4.) LLeju Productions and Films
In Houston, Texas, LLeju Productions and Films has produced such works as Dark Around the Stars, The Baytown Outlaws, After. Life with Christina Ricci and The Chameleon. And we can’t forget one of my favorite films Unthinkable.
They’re looking for “micro and low budget projects” that aren’t period pieces, biographies, or animations. Think three location films.
They are not your typical company that wants to push the boundaries with their films.
5.) Birchwood Pictures
Orange, California’s Birchwood Pictures has produced small-scale films like Overcomer, Grace Unplugged, and Lightkeepers. They prefer original properties such as books, treatments, or screenplays. So for people who have written books that are turning their books into screenplays, this is for you.
You must submit your screenplay in the standard format for consideration.
6.) One-Eyed Dog Films
The UK film company One-Eyed Dog Films wants to “make films that will inspire and excite.” Their team consists of Charley Choules, Steve Plummer, Svetlana Barr, and Olga Barr.
One-Eyed Dog Films is glad to look at even unsolicited scripts if you email them to email@example.com and include your full name, your phone number, and your email address in the body of the email.
7.) Little Jade Productions
Jade Alexander is the namesake behind Little Jade Productions in the UK. Alexander and her team have produced works such as the short film Great Expectations and immersive theater-like Ex Libris Macabre.
The great thing about this offer is some of the writers contacting me have some credits on IMDB already from short films and maybe a feature. That will make you eligible for opportunities.
8.) Road Movies
Berlin’s Wim Wenders created Road Movies in 1976. Since its founding, more than 100 of Wenders’ arthouse movies have been produced in many decades. He’s also worked with a slew of directors.
The company is big into documentaries, having produced Luca Lucchesi’s 2020 film A Black Jesus and 2021’s Souad by Ayten Amin.
Wenders’ works include Palermo Shooting, Don’t Come Knocking, Bread and Roses, and Wings of Desire.
You can get in touch with Road Movies by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
9.) Jump Start Productions
Jump Start Productions in the UK was founded in 2009 to produce independent feature-length films. Their roster of films includes Tracks, Fractured, Home for Christmas, Further Ed, and Daisy. Many more films are on the way.
Your screenplay could be adapted into a film that gets added to Jump Start’s list of productions. The company requests that you only send unsolicited scripts to their email address: email@example.com.
10.) Elevating Entertainment
The last company accepting unsolicited scripts is Elevating Entertainment, a Nashville, Tennessee boutique motion picture production company, as they like to call themselves.
They specialize in full production coordination as well as distribution to film marketing companies, cable and Internet outlets, TV networks, home entertainment and DVD providers, and film distributors.
Submitting unsolicited screenplays used to be a gamble, and it still can be if the company in question doesn’t accept them. Fortunately, these 10 film studios and production houses will gladly take a look at an unsolicited script, so feel free to submit your work to as many companies as you want!
Now it’s time to hear from you:
Which of these companies is the most exciting?
Are you going to submit an unsolicited screenplay now that you’ve seen this list?
Let me know in the comments below.