SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS

SCRIPT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES -  JULY 2021

LA Productions is proud to accept unsolicited script submissions. 

 

IMPORTANT: Please read these guidelines carefully before submitting your script. Because of the high volume of scripts we receive, we cannot read submissions which do not adhere to the guidelines.

 

  • Scripts should be submitted as a PDF and written in Final Draft scriptwriting software, to a UK TV standard format. Name the file “Title by Writer” 

  • Please do not send outlines/treatments/pitch decks at this stage, the only attachment should be the pilot script..

  • As a TV production company, it’s a TV script we need to read. At the present time, we cannot read radio plays, stageplays, or features. Television only, please. 

  • Ensure your script has page numbers and a proper title page (in Final Draft: Document>Title Page), plus page headers which clearly identify the work and author on every page (Document: Headers and Footers). 

  • Include in the message box anything you think we should know - any previous scriptwriting experience, interesting info about yourself, just anything to help us to get a handle on you and your writing. Sell yourself! 

  • Proofread your script before sending - there’s only one chance to make a first impression. 

  • Please don’t send first drafts. This is your chance to show off how brilliant you are, so we expect scripts to have been redrafted multiple times before they are submitted.  

  • We try to offer constructive feedback where possible, but any notes given are for guidance only. We can only read redrafts if we’ve specifically asked you to do a rewrite. 

  • Scripts are read as specs only, to get a feel for you and your writing, in the event that we might want to bring you in on an existing or upcoming project. It is unlikely that your original work will get commissioned unless you have previous broadcast experience/credits. 

  • Send us your best script, the one that really showcases you and your writing, the script you’re most passionate about, regardless of genre or budget. It’s your writing we’re looking at, not the production viability.

  • Submissions are automatically logged and will be read in strict order of arrival. Due to the volume of scripts we receive, please allow up to eight weeks for feedback. 

 

Note To Writers: Please understand that there is rarely such a thing as a truly original idea. We read 600+ new scripts every year, so it’s inevitable that many will cross-pollinate insofar as themes, ideas and even storylines, particularly if they are issue-led (eg. Covid, BLM etc). By submitting your script to us, you acknowledge that we may already be reading, or have previously read, other scripts which may contain similar thematic content.