Netflix will only accept submissions from a licensed literary agency or a producer, attorney, manager, or entertainment professional with whom we already have a working connection. Any proposal provided in any other way is considered a "unsolicited submission." Even if your script is selected for development, it is unlikely that we will be able to offer representation at this time.
Their policy seems pretty clear on this point: "As part of our overall strategy to control our own destiny and provide content that people want to watch, we don't hire outside agencies to submit scripts to us."
If you have not yet signed with a literary agent, we would encourage you to do so before submitting your script. There are many agents out there who specialise in representing writers who want to pitch their ideas to large corporations such as Netflix. Finding the right agent makes a huge difference when trying to get your script seen by the people who can help make it a real movie.
In addition to being represented by an agent, you'll need to meet certain requirements to be considered for writing jobs at Netflix. You must be a native speaker of English, for example. The company claims to use its judgment in making its hiring decisions, so they may decide not to hire someone even if they think they're qualified.
If you have a concept for a program or film, you might be wondering how to pitch it to Netflix. Submissions must include an official letter of interest signed by the individual who would be responsible for handling your project.
Your letter should explain what attributes you believe make for a successful submission and should be sent to the email address listed on our website (see link below). Please do not send originals or final drafts of your projects, as they will not be read or considered. We may contact you if we are interested in learning more about your proposal.
It can take up to six months for your submission to be reviewed by a team of people before it is decided whether or not to move forward with producing or streaming the show.
As part of its effort to provide original content that viewers want to see, Netflix has created various production companies to help bring ideas to life. These companies work with both established and new creators to develop programs that are both popular and innovative. Many famous artists have sold their creations directly to Netflix. In some cases, these sales included royalty rights, in others they did not. If you create original material that you believe fits within one of our development guidelines, we would love to hear from you!
The best approach to submit your script to Netflix is through a certified literary agency, producer, respected distributor, or executive who has worked with them before. This strategy may appear Hollywood-like, but it works if you have a script or a completed film. They will read through your script and make any recommendations as to how to improve it or what parts should be removed completely. In return, they will receive compensation based on whatever deal they strike with you.
Your script will be read by a team of people, so it's important that you choose your agents carefully. You want individuals who have good relationships with the people at Netflix. They need to know other people who work there and might be able to give them feedback on your script. Also, they should have some success getting their clients' scripts read by those at Netflix.
Agents often get paid a percentage of whatever deal is negotiated with a potential buyer. But it's not unusual for them to take a flat fee instead. With a flat fee, they don't expect to earn anything additional from the sale of the script. Instead, they cover their expenses taking on certain clients and making connections at other agencies.
There are several ways to find out if Netflix is interested in reading your script. The first thing you should do is search for information about them online. There are many articles about how to reach out to them via email or social media.
If you already have a concept, script, screenplay, or production in the works that you'd like to present to Netflix, you should collaborate with a licensed literary agent, producer, attorney, manager, or entertainment executive who has a relationship with Netflix. These individuals can help you formulate a competitive proposal for your project.
You can also hire an independent contractor or freelance writer to create a proposal for you. These individuals will usually be hired based on their past work experiences and reputation. They will then create a document describing what they believe your project deserves in terms of an award amount and any other details pertinent to your situation.
Finally, you can use data from industry publications, such as the Hollywood Reporter, to identify potential winners or nominees for different categories. From there, you can create a proposal by either using one of these individuals or writing it yourself.
Netflix doesn't provide specific instructions on how to create a proposal, but we can assume that they want to see evidence that your project is unique and will attract viewers. Thus, we recommend including some information about your concept or screenplay that shows it differs from others in its category or genre.
Additionally, we recommend presenting information on why your project is worth competing for in terms of awards. This can be done by referencing previous projects by other writers/actors that are currently nominated or won awards.
Netflix employs all of the following strategies to acquire or develop new content: Netflix has a staff of creative executives and buyers who accept program and movie ideas. Netflix may conceive a concept internally and then employ writers or other creatives to expand on it. It has also hired outside companies to create content that they can distribute through their service.
Writers are always needed in the entertainment industry, but especially so at times like these when so many series get canceled after one season. If you want to be sure of finding work, I would recommend registering with Upwork.com. There you can post your profile and seek out freelance writing jobs. Also consider posting ads in community newspapers or on church bulletin boards. Finally, try contacting media companies or cable channels and offering your services as a script reader/editor.
It's not easy being a writer by any means, but if you have an idea for a show or movie and you think others would find it interesting, then write, pitch, and submit as much material as possible. The more projects you take on, the more opportunities you will have. Good luck!