A24 is a company booming with success. Since the creation in 2012.
The films they present have an edginess to them. It seems like the films Hollywood won’t make that we all want to write.
Small yet powerful.
So how do you sell to them?
How does a new screenwriter get inside of this independent film juggernaut?
How do you sell a script to A24? You can sell a script to A24 by writing a screenplay that can be produced under 10 million and by having a mainstream actor attached to the script.
Sounds hard right?
Unfortunately there is no drop box to A24.
If you want sell your script an easier way check out my post here.
let’s break down the other requirements and why they don’t normally buy screenplays.
Some of these films include:
- the light House
- Uncut gems
- Mid 90’s
- 8th grade
- It Comes at Night
- the killing of a sacred deer
- Native Son
Why did A24 buy these scripts?
They all had the some or all of the following.
1.) Most if not all already had a lead actor and director attached. Most directors have experience and most actors have some star power to them.
2.) Some were based on books or previous IP (intellectual property) of some kind. This is the new wave in movies to guarantee financial success, at least.
A24 takes calculated shots with their production based off of logical decisions. Taking into account three things:
How the Safdie Brothers Sold their script to A24
A quick lesson in how the film industry works.
The Safdie brothers have been filmmakers for quite some time. But it was with their hit Good Time that broke them out.
They got a a lead in Robert Paterson.
The film won Cannes film festival.
And the film was distributed by A24.
It’s not impossible but it’s going to take more than a good script to sell to A24.
Think about putting on a producer hat for this sell. But if not you can always wait until they start producing films full-time and maybe they might change the way they do business.
Now its time to hear from you:
Did I miss anything?
What did you learn from this post about A24?
are you till going to try to approach them? if so how?
What ever your answer is lets hear it in the comments below.