have very specific submission guidelines and procedures, so please
read this entire page carefully before submitting your screenplay.
you already know the procedure
and are ready to submit
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currently accept completed feature-length screenplays
only (unless submitting a short film for Evaluation). Screenplays
may be for projects of any budget level, set anywhere, and in any
genre or style. Please indicate what you intend for your project
when submitting. Writers can be based anywhere, and are not limited
to Australian writers.
all submissions must be made hardcopy (on either A4 or US
Letter sized paper) in the international standard screenplay
format. This means Courier 12 point font ONLY, with
margins of no less than one inch. Do not cheat margins or
submit in any other font or format or your work will NOT be Covered.
Any script which must be returned for improper formatting will incur
a $55 administration fee, so please get this right!
you're not using dedicated professional screenwriting software (such
as Movie Magic Screenwriter),
use the script sample
as a reference and set all margins and tabs accordingly.
do NOT accept emailed screenplay submissions under any circumstances.
Email attachments are automatically deleted.
Also note: Due to the legal
ramifications of accepting submissions for works carrying intellectual
property rights, you must include the release form
(found on the next page) with your submission. If
you do not include the release form, your script will be returned
un-opened and un-read. We cannot make any exceptions to
this rule, as it is simply a legal formality.
here to fill out the Release Form
and Submit your Screenplay >
save us all some time and money, here are a few general hints for
a professional screenplay submission. Please read them before sending
NOT email anything -- including synopses.
Spending hours upon hours reading a screenplay on a computer
screen is known to cause the loss of perfectly good eyesight. Your
screenplay should be available in an electronic version, but we
will ONLY accept hardcopy submissions. Our submission procedure
is very clearly defined. Please respect it.
sure it's formatted properly.
Feature film screenplays have specific formatting standards.
It's not that a good story can't be written by hand or formatted
differently on the page. It's simply a matter of professionalism.
If it's a struggle to read the script, production companies won't
take the time to struggle. Screenwriting is a specific craft.
If you master the craft, you'll certainly have mastered the formatting.
(And please note that we require submissions in the international
standard format -- your screenplay must be internationally competitive.
In other words, Courier 12pt font, un-numbered scene, proper
margins and spacing, etc.) If you need to see a sample script, click
If you would like your screenplay returned with your coverage, always
include a self-addressed envelope with correct postage affixed.
If you do not include return postage, your screenplay will either
be kept on file, or discarded, at our discretion. Note also
that we will not be held liable for lost, damaged or misplaced screenplays.
Send a copy -- keep your original. We will not be obligated
to return the screenplay, regardless of condition.
NOT call us regarding your submission.
Our service will generally be provided within 2 - 4 weeks
of your submission, depending on our current workload. If you have
not received your Coverage within 6 weeks, please query via email.
Note also: We cannot discuss your Coverage under any circumstances.
All work is final.
add unnecessary stuff.
We want to read a screenplay, not look at pictures. The production
crew creates the pictures. Create your pictures with
your words. Please do not include front-cover graphics or
photos with your script. Send only the screenplay.
the story speak for itself.
You can include a one-page synopsis, to give us an overview of the
story. But don't bind it with the script. Keep it separate,
and make sure it's no more than one-page long. Also, please
do not submit cast breakdowns, actor recommendations, shot lists
or production information. Include a cover letter with any pertinent
details such as cast/crew attachments or relevant industry interest.
prefer only the following inclusions:
90 - 120 page screenplay (properly formatted in Courier 12 point
font), with title page.
with fastners or loose-leaf -- no spiral or perfect binding
letter indicating intentions
release form (see next page)
that's all! Do not include any extras, or they they will be ignored.
This is a professional screenplay Coverage service, remember.
then. Ready to submit?
here to fill out the Release Form and Submit your Screenplay >