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catcon says:
Go check out Joe Dante's site:

www.renfieldproductions.com

Yes, the great Joe Dante, of Gremlins fame.

We're used to Amazon Studios' open submission system, but I can tell you that this sort of invitation is an incredibly rare opportunity, so send only your best!

(This is as of today, Thursday Oct-13-16. I was last on his site on Sept-22 and this wasn't there, so it's fairly new. No idea how long it'll be up!)
catcon says:
Urp.

Of course, they are talking about accepting "email queries", not sending whole scripts, eh? So don't do that.

Good luck.

Let's put some pressure on AS so they know they have some competition out there!
Thanks for sharing! I contacted them.
fdl says:
Again. Another reason why this forum is worth a regular look-see
D. Magis says:
So we know for a fact its only for queries? Or are we assuming? Because nothing on the site says its just for queries that i can see and i don't want to make a mistake.
Charlie says:
Their site has a screenplay submission link that doesn't work.

They provide a screenplay release agreement and email address.

Send your query and screenplay.
catcon says:
> Send your query and screenplay.

But include the release, then, if you interpret their invitation in that way.

I'm not sure I do, which is why I sent only email queries yesterday.

A good email query is good enough to let them in on how good your writing is, and it saves them from having to virus scan attachments, etc.

I've visited their site for years, and have seen that "link that doesn't work" when it did work. It was like Amazon's submission page, with extensive data entry boxes to collect info about the screenplay for their submission database. At the top, it said no submission "will be accepted without prior authorization".

It meant that you used that system only after you'd obtained the usual permission via an agent talking to them, or a referral, etc. It wasn't a submission system open to any and everybody, like Amazon's.

Clearly, a small production company like Renfield doesn't have Amazon's resources to wade through unending submissions of entire screenplays.
D. Magis says:
Well fuck, I sent my script and query already along with the release.

What should i do now? Resend without the script? Or just take an L for this one?
catcon says:
> What should i do now?

Absolutely nothing. Best of luck.

Generally, I only send my full script until I have an invitation, that's all. It protects absolutely everybody once you have that in the audit trail.

And you never win by sending a 'correction' to these guys, unless for instance you were asked for the script and hit 'send' without including it (stupid).
catcon says:
A few places that are accepting subs, FYI, low to whatever budget, and none as open as AS. I'll let you hunt for the specific email or on-line submission link within the site, because we shouldn't use this forum to provide email addresses. Remember: All risk is your own when submitting, so please read any submission, or especially any submission release they send you.

I have received a response from some of these, some not:

Abbolita Productions -- www.abbolita.com
Chesler/Perlmutter Productions -- www.cheslerperlmutterproductions.com
Circle of Confusion -- www.circleofconfusion.com
DuMatt Entertainment -- www.dumattentertainment.ca
Elevating Entertainment -- elevatingentertainment.com/contact-us/
FineLight Films -- www.finelightfilms.com Site is from 2009
Fulwell 73 -- www.fulwell73.co.uk (Use on-line form; email doesn't work)
Loesch Productions -- www.loeschproductions.com
london pictures -- londonpicturesltd.com
Madhouse Entertainment -- www.madhouseent.net
Mario Kassar -- www.mariokassar.com (lets you enter once every 5 months)
Marty Katz -- www.martykatzproductions.com/Submissions.html
Pipeline Entertainment -- www.pipeline-talent.com/pitch-your-idea-to-us/
Red Production Company -- www.redlimited.co.uk (hard copy only)
Reel Art Media -- www.reelartmedia.com
Renfield Productions -- www.renfieldproductions.com
Salsera Productions -- www.salseraproductions.com/submissions.htm
See-Saw Films -- www.see-saw-films.com
Titlecard Pictures -- www.titlecardpictures.com
Twinstar Productions -- twinstarproductions.wix.com/wearetwinstar
Whizbang Films -- www.whizbangfilms.com/script-submission
Zero Gravity -- www.zerogravitymanagement.com

Also, Loesch had a link to a page that was interesting:

http://www.loeschproductions.com/LoeschProductions/Making_Of.html
catcon says:
And a few more, found in today's querying from my database. I have quite a number, but I don't specifically mark them as such in my db, so I only come across them as they come up in my recurring date query. But as you see, they're all over (U.S., U.K., Canada, Aust.). Good luck!

www.breakthroughentertainment.com
www.calibermedia.com
www.hartfilms.com
www.hopscotchfilms.co.uk/contact-drama
www.endemolshine.com.au/pitchbay **
www.whitepinepictures.com *

* Their on-line release reads like a read option (you can't send to others while they have it), but even though they say their evaluation takes on average 5 weeks they got back to me in 2 days for the one I submitted.

** Told me drama series, w/bible, episode outline; not features at this time
catcon says:
Arrgh! Edit button! Here's the post again, with the "*" corrected:

And a few more, found in today's querying from my database. I have quite a number, but I don't specifically mark them as such in my db, so I only come across them as they come up in my recurring date query. But as you see, they're all over (U.S., U.K., Canada, Aust.). Good luck!

www.breakthroughentertainment.com
www.calibermedia.com
www.hartfilms.com
www.hopscotchfilms.co.uk/contact-drama
www.endemolshine.com.au/pitchbay *
www.whitepinepictures.com **

* Their on-line release reads like a read option (you can't send to others while they have it), but even though they say their evaluation takes on average 5 weeks they got back to me in 2 days for the one I submitted.

** Told me drama series, w/bible, episode outline; not features at this time
catcon says:
Another one to submit to:

http://www.redsquarepictures.com

Some prominent advisory board members listed. They don't show their films on the site, but you can check them out on IMDB.
catcon says:
Can also try Patriot Pictures:

http://patriotpictures.com
catcon says:
http://www.goldrushentertainment.com/opportunities

They're in Montreal, Canada
catcon says:
A couple of UK sites that accept:

http://nextlevelfilms.co.uk/script-submission
Takes 1-page synopsis up-front.

http://angeleye.co.uk
Click 'Jobs/Ideas' at very bottom, for their on-line submission process.
Thanks for all the links.

I'm going to have to take some time to slowly go through these because some of them look odd.
catcon says:
Ha, I see that the opportunity that started this thread has closed!

Renfield Productions has removed its open submission (see website).

I sent them SIX pitches! Did anybody else give it a whirl? I hope somebody hears back with an offer to send the script. I do think they will send some sort of reply, a la AS.

Back in 2010-12, when they accepted general pitches, they replied with a stock email. That's better than nothing, and makes them good guys in my books:

"Thank you for your contact. Due to a heavy volume of email and queries, please note that it may take up to six weeks for a reply."

But this time they officially invited pilot pitches in certain genres, so I'd expect a reply - again, maybe in six weeks. G'luck to all!
catcon says:
Footprint Features take pitches. Click 'Projects', then 'Submit Your Script':

http://www.footprintfeatures.com

They're looking for Drama, Comedy, Romance, Thriller and Family features, ONLY, for under $12M.

They've accepted a few full scripts from me, but their pitch process is rather drawn-out:

Send an email with their release attached, which has a spot for barely more than the script title and genre. Then, unless your title is truly abominable, they'll write back and ask for a logline. If that passes, they'll ask for the full script.

Best thing? They've been fast at deciding.
D. Magis says:
I've been ssending queries like crazy. Please keep em coming, and i'll be sure to link any I find, if any..
catcon says:
Fulwell 73, in the UK, will take pitches/brief synopses:

http://www.fulwell73.com/submissions

If they request the script, there's a release there to be signed.
catcon says:
FG Film Productions (LA and Aussie) is a sales, licensing and executive production company that accepts screenplays. If there's any interest, they probably can connect to those who'd produce them:

http://www.ifmfilm.com/v2/contact/submissions
catcon says:
Forgot this one:

http://lleju.com/#submissions
D. Magis says:
Look, ma! I'm contributing :D this is a few I got from another site that I sent out to. Some may have them but for those who don't:
www.conceptentertainment.biz
www.cappix.com (email loglines only with "Query" in subject line.
www.crazydreams.com
http://destinypictures.biz/ (email loglines)
catcon says:
Good ones! Keep 'em coming!

I didn't have crazydreams, so thanks!

I had the other three in my list but I don't flag anything as 'submissions welcome', so I only add them to this thread as their time comes up (I have everything on a date query, roughly every 30 days).

I had a read once from Craig Anderson (cappix), way back in 2010.

As for conceptentertainment.com, they 'seem' to invite subs, but then at the bottom of the page it says, in red, 'Note that we are NOT currently looking for feature length scripts.' So who's to know. The other thing is that their website copyright says 2009. I see that I hadn't sent them anything since 2014. Maybe I'll try again.

But there's nothing wrong with trying at any of these. One good thing is that you can see from their websites what sort of material and budget range they may be interested in. Good stuff.

By the way, the one that started off this thread: Joe Dante's RenfieldProductions. They closed their open submissions a couple of weeks ago. Has anybody gotten a request? Not me, for the six I sent in.

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