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Yes. Video is optional.
Access each company’s listing by clicking Hollywood VIPs on the left sidebar of our homepage or click here. Each listing includes what type of material each company is currently looking for (i.e., genre, budget, short, screenplay, TV, etc.).
No. You are submitting a pitch for a project in the form of a title, logline and synopsis (video is optional). Once your pitch has been reviewed by the VIP you submit to, you will receive an email response from him/her. If they like your pitch, the response will ask you to either send them your entire script directly or the first ten pages. If the VIP is passing on your project, you will receive an email from them giving the reason why. Many VIPs also give detailed notes – absolutely free – detailing how to make your pitch/project better.
Most companies respond in approximately fourteen business days or 3-4 weeks. Some more popular companies can take longer depending on the amount of submissions on their Playlist. Companies are sent email reminders every two weeks. If you believe you have not heard back from a company you submitted to, check your spam folder first, then simply email us and we will follow up for you.
The majority of company reps on Greenlightmymovie are Vice Presidents, Directors of Development, Producers, Agents, Managers not assistants or interns. These are busy people. If you were to give them a deadline of a week they would simply skim the submissions not actually read/view them, which, ultimately, isn’t fair to the submitter. You want the VIP to spend time considering your project and make an accurate assessment before sending you a response.
If a VIP goes on hiatus to shoot a movie, for example, quits or moves to a different company, which can happen often, and does not respond to your submission, we will contact you and also credit your account for the submission, so that you may use it to send your project to a different company. But you must allow a company ample time to respond.
All submissions are guaranteed a direct response from the company submitted to. You will receive responses via email.
No. That is, unless you wish to alienate them before they’ve had a chance to review your project. These Hollywood companies are using Greenlightmymovie to not only find new material but also to avoid unsolicited calls to their office. And contacting them after you’ve received their response is considered equally unprofessional unless they have specifically asked you to do so. Contacting any company affiliated with our site/service, if not asked by a company representative to do so, is also a breach of our terms of service! Your account will be deactivated if you call one of our participating companies without an invitation by the company rep to do so.
Yes. Greenlightmymovie is open to filmmakers worldwide 365 days a year.
It depends. Your odds are better if your concept is based on a true story. You would submit either a log line and synopsis or video pitch with a log line and synopsis. Make sure you add a note in your synopsis that states you are just looking to sell the rights.
Absolutely. Many produced features and TV shows/movies are adaptations of novels and autobiographies. You would submit a synopsis or record a pitch.
Of course. You can attach yourself as a director. Just realize that without a sample (short, commercial, feature) it will be that much harder to raise financing and may deter an option or a sale.
No. And submissions do not expire so they can be used at any time.
The cost to submit is $29.95/per company. If you purchase more than 20 submissions at a time the price per submission is reduced.
ou are purchasing direct access to a Hollywood VIP of your choice. Submitting your pitch for a project to a company for consideration also comes with a guaranteed, written response via email and our assistance in following up with the company, on your behalf, if need be, so you don’t alienate them with emails or calls to their office (which is a violation of our terms of service!). Oftentimes, a VIP will also give you detailed notes in addition to their response. Perspective from these professionals can be priceless, especially for aspirants looking to break in, as it can help you tweak your project for better results going forward. Your account comes with the ability to create 3 projects.
No. You are only allowed one account, per our terms of service. There is no need for multiple accounts. You can add additional submissions via the blue link at the bottom of your dashboard. Also, having more than one account may prevent you from being able to log in to your account.
Yes, up to 50 minutes. Although, we highly suggest you submit something within 5-15 minutes.
No more than 10 minutes.
Not at this time.
Each situation is different. You may be offered an option if dealing with an independent producer or production company, or a sale if negotiating with a studio or network. An option is the exclusive right (usually for a period of 12-24 months) to purchase the property in the future – after it has been successfully financed or set up with a studio or network. Options can range from $1.00 to upwards of $50,000 (the amount Quentin Tarantino received to option his script for True Romance).
Your submission will only be viewed by the companies you submit to. However, all VIPs will be able to view your title, genre and logline and, if interested, request you to submit your full pitch via Greenlightmymovie. Then it is up to you to review the company profile and decide if you’d like to submit to that particular company.
Greenlightmymovie gives you a record of your submission, a response to your submission and notifies you when a company has viewed your pitch. With services like Theblacklist, you have no idea who has looked at your project.