Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Script Call

You may have seen this on Shooting People, Talent Circle, and the like, but they're still open to submissions, and they've got a bit of cash to offer, which is better than none. Actually, it's quite a decent offer, all things considered. And I know the guys involved, and they're top blokes, oh yes.

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Many Hands Productions Thriller Scriptcall

Further to our success in the corporate sector, Many Hands Productions Ltd is now seeking to acquire screenplays for feature film production.

Many Hands Productions is looking for material that...

• Is a member of the Thriller genre only (no horror or gangster material please)...
• Features a UK backdrop...
• Is innovative, and very “pitch-able” – able to hook an audience on the strength of its premise alone...
• Can be shot on a micro-budget...

You must include a 1 PAGE TREATMENT, broken down into the following categories, along with your SCRIPT (in Final Draft or PDF):

• Project title.
• Writer’s name, address, daytime telephone number and email.
• Logline delivered in the industry-standard format (ie. THE FUGITIVE – “After he's wrongly convicted of murdering his wife, a high-powered surgeon escapes custody and hunts down the real killer, a one-armed man”).
• Genre (and sub-genre, if applicable).
• Full narrative synopsis including ending.

The following will harm your application:

• Poor spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
• Poor layout and failure to follow the above remit.

Many Hands Productions is able to offer a fee of £1000 MINIMUM (contracts will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis) for scripts accepted onto our slate.

Due to the anticipated volume of applications Many Hands Productions will be unable to inform unsuccessful applicants individually. Applicants are not limited to submitting one project, however.

If you do not hear from us, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Please email your screenplays and 1-page treatments to manyhandsproductions @ googlemail.com and specify “SCRIPTCALL APPLICATION” in capitals in the subject line of your email. Your application will be judged solely on the strength of the material attached, so no text is necessary in the email itself.

Strictly no phonecalls or messages please.

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2 comments:

Lucy said...

I saw this on Talent Circle too and think they did a really good presentation of what's expected, if you'll hear, etc etc. On one of the ads they said you would hear within 8 weeks if they want to see the script if I rmbr correctly. Sent one of my pitch docs off but not holding out any hope, haven't heard anything yet and it's been a while. But nothing ventured, nothing gained and all that!

Anonymous said...

Danny

Sorry to be a complete bore and I'm sure that you're sick to the back teeth being asked about Red Planet but.... does the end of the month date for notifying successful entrants still stand? Ie if you've not heard by today then it's a 'no'.

Ta
Debs