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Article title:   Production Companies Seek New Writers
First posted:   Wed 01 Sep 2004
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Production Companies & New Writers

Addresses, contact persons & guidelines for submitting your work.

Screen Writers News does not endorse nor recommend any of the companies listed here, but offer this information with our best intentions. If there is an error, we accept responsibility. We urge all writers to act with caution and professionalism, and to follow the guidelines set forth by various companies. Protect your work by registering it with the Writers Guild of America before discussing it with anyone, and certainly before submitting it anywhere.

Snail Mail/Fax Queries

(NOTE: I warn about this on another page, but it's important and I'll repeat it here: Sometimes a production company will give us an address that's on a studio lot. That means that they have an affiliation with that studio on a current production or a deal in development. When that project ends, however, they often move off the lot and we have no idea they're gone - unless you find out and tell us. So ... watch for these addresses because they may be temporary: Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose, Hollywood; Sony - Columbia (Sony was formerly MGM), 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City; Twentieth Century Fox, 10201 W. Pico Blvd., LA; Universal Studios, 100 Universal Plaza, Universal City; Warner Brothers, 4000 Warner Blvd., Burbank).

1492 PICTURES, c/o Warner Brothers, 4000 Warner Blvd., Bldg. 139, #118, Burbank, CA 91522. Chris Columbus.

3 ARTS ENTERTAINMENT, 9460 Wilshire Blvd., 7th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Sorry, no name was attached, but you know you're looking for the Director of Development.

40 ACRES & A MULE FILMWORKS, Inc., 75 S. Elliot Place, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11217. Spike Lee.

A BAND APART, 7966 Beverly Blvd., LA, CA 90048. Quentin Tarantino.

ACT III PRODUCTIONS, 100 N. Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Norman Lear.

ALL GIRL PRODUCTIONS, 10153 Riverside Drive, #249, Toluca Lake, CA 91602. Bette Midler.

AM PRODUCTIONS & MANAGEMENT, 8899 Beverly Blvd., #713, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Ann-Margaret & Burt Reynolds.

AMEN RA, 301 N. Canon Drive, # 228, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Wesley Snipes.

AMERICAN EMPIRICAL PRODUCTIONS, 36 E. 23rd St., 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010. Wes Anderson.

AMERICAN ENTERTAINMENT CO., 5225 Wilshire Blvd., #615, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Bill Paxton.

AMERICAN ZOETROPE, 808 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Francis Coppola.

ANGEL ARK PRODUCTIONS, 12711 Ventura Blvd., #330, Studio City, CA 91604. Jason Alexander.

ANGRY DRAGON ENTERTAINMENT, 10202 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232. Dean Cain. (This is the Sony-Columbia lot and this address may be temporary).

ANGRY FILMS, INC., Columbia Pictures, 10202 Washington Blvd., #3206, Culver City, CA 90232. Don Murphy. (same situation as above)

APOSTLE PICTURES, The Ed Sullivan Theater, 1697 Broadway, #906, NY NY, 10019. Denis Leary.

THE BADHAM COMPANY, 3344 Clerendon Road, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Cammie Crier-Herbert is their Head of Development. Query with synopsis. Responds in 1 month. They says "It's too easy to write action and ignore characters." These are the folks who produced "War Games". Note: I've had some reports that Badham may not be accepting more queries right now, but I'd go ahead and give it a whirl, if I were you.

EAGLE NATION FILMS, 5555 Melroe Ave., Dietrich Bldg., #207, LA, CA 90038. LeVar Burton. (This is Paramount Studios, so I'm sure how long this address will be valid).

EL DORADO PICTURES, 725 Arizona Ave., #100, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Alex Baldwin.

FACE PRODUCTIONS, Castle Rock Entertainment, 335 N. Maple Drive, #135, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Billy Crystal. (This also may be a temporary address).

FAIR DINKUM PRODUCTIONS, 2500 Broadway St., Bldg. E-5018, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Henry Winkler.

FERRELL/MINOFF PRODUCTIONS, 14011 Ventura Blvd., #401, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423. Mike Farrell.

EDWARD S. FELDMAN CO., 520 Evelyn Place, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

FGM ENTERTAINMENT, 8670 Wilshire Blvd., #301, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Frank Mancuso, Jr.

ADAM FIELDS PRODUCTIONS, 10390 Santa Monica Blvd., #350, Los Angeles, CA 90025.

FIFTY CANNON ENTERTAINMENT, LLC, 10390 Santa Monica Blvd., #350, LA, CA 90025. Mike Newell.

MANDY FILMS, INC. 9201 Wilshire Blvd., #206, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Leonard Goldberg.

LAWRENCE MARK PRODUCTIONS, 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Poiter Bldg., #3111, Culver City, CA 90232 (The Sony-Columbia lot. May be a temp address).

MARTY KATZ PRODUCTIONS, 1250 6th Street, #205, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Frederick Ley, VP Development. Produces material for all audiences.

MAVERICK FILMS, 9348 Civic Center Drive,lst Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Madonna.

BARRY MENDEL PRODUCTIONS, 100 University City Plaza, Bungelow 5163, Universal City, CA 91608 (could be the Universal lot and temporary).

MERV GRIFFIN ENTERTAINMENT, 9860 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

RICARDO MESTRES PRODUCTIONS, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521.

MIDNIGHT SUN PICTURES, 8455 Beverly Blvd., #1810, LA, CA 90024. Renny Harlin.

MIRAGE ENTERPRISES, 233 S. Beverly Drive., #200, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Anthony Minghella & Sydney Pollack.

MOJO FILMS, 9021 Melrose Ave., #302, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Gary Fleder.

TEN THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS, PO Box 900, Beverly HIlls, CA 90213. Chris Carter (He produced "The X Files" TV series).

TIG Productions, Inc., 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608. Kevin Cosner.

TOTEM PRODUCTIONS, 8009 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046. Tony Scott.

TRIBECA PRODUCTIONS, 375 Greenwich St., 8th Floor, NY NY, 10013. Robert De Niro.

TRUE BLUE PRODUCTIONS, PO Box 27127, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Kirstie Alley.

VALHALLA MOTION PICTURES, 8530 Wilshire Blvd., #400, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Gale Anne Hurd.

VIEW ASKEW PRODUCTIONS, INC., 3 Harding Road, Red Bank, NJ 07701. Kevin Smith.

THE ROBERT D. WACHS COMPANY, 345 N. Maple Dr., #179, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

VINCENT WARD FILMS, INC., 1134 N. Gardner Street, West Hollywood, CA 90046.

QUINCE PRODUCTIONS, INC., 12400 Ventura Blvd., #371, Studio City, CA 91604. Ed Asner.

RADIANT PICTURES, 914 Montana Ave., 2nd Floor, Santa Monica, CA 90403. Wolfgang Peterson.

MARTIN RANSHOHOFF PRODUCTIONS, Inc., 400 S. Beverly Drive., #308, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

RASTAR PRODUCTIONS, 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Lean Bldg., #430, Culver City, CA 90232 (caution: Sony-Columbia lot. Could be temporary). Ray Stark.

RED BIRD PRODCUTIONS, 3623 Hayden Avenue, Culver City, CA 90203. Debbie Allen.

RED HEN PRODUCTIONS, 13500 Crewe St., Valle Glen, CA 91405. Stuart Gordon.

RED HOUR FILMS, 193 N. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Ben Stiller.

RED STROKES ENTERTAINMENT, 9365 Wilshire Blvd., #319, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Garth Brooks.

RENAISSANCE PICTURES, 100 Universal City Plaza, Bldg. 5166, 3rd Floor, Universal City, CA 91608. Sam Raimi.

RENFIELD PRODUCTIONS, 1041 N. Formosa Ave, Writers Building #321, West Hollwyood, CA 90046. Joe Dante.

REVELATIONS ENTERTAINMENT, 301 Arizona Ave., #303, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Morgan Freeman.

ICON PRODUCTIONS, INC., 5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038. Mel Gibson (caution: this is the Paramount Studios lot. Could be a temp address).

IMAGEMOVERS, 100 Universal City Plaza, Bldg. #484, Universal City, CA 91608. Robert Zemeckis.

IMAGINE ENTERTAINEMNT, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., 7th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Ron Howard.

INDICAN PRODUCTIONS, 2565 Broadway, #138, NY NY 10025. Julia Ormond.

IRISH DREAMTIME, 2450 Broadway, Ste E-5021, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Pierce Brosnan.

IXTLAN PRODUCTIONS, 201 Santa Monica Blvd., #610, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Oliver Stone.

JUNCTION ENTERTAINEMNT, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Animation 1-B, Burbank, CA 91521. Jon Turtletaub.

KAREEM PRODUCTIONS, 5458 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

DAVID E. KELLEY PRODUCTIONS, Raleigh Manhattan Beach Studios, 1600 Rosecrans Ave., Bldg 4B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

THE STEVE TISCH CO., 3815 Hughes Avenue, Culver City, CA 90231.

BETH GROSSBARD PRODUCTIONS, 9696 Culver Blvd., #208, Culver City, CA 90232. K. Jacobs is their Development Associate and it makes me nuts that I don't know if that's a Ms. or a Mr. Oh well. They ask for your query along with a synopsis, treatment or outline. Takes about 2 months to get a response from them. They like true stories, family dramas, social issues, young adult themed and children's stories, historical and/or biographical material. One of the few companies that will also accept your work in the form of a play, book proposal, small press book, or even simply a concept for a film which could be developed into a screenplay.

MINDSTORM CREATIVE PRODUCTIONS, 1434 Sixth St., #1, Santa Monica, CA 91401 or FAX them (310) 393-6622. Ben Zaitz is their Development Assistant and wants to see scripts that have strong character development,and a solid story line. Female-driven scripts, drama or romantic comedy, will get their attention. Mindstorm is also on the look-out for bright, up and coming directors with videos they'd like to pitch.

RED HOTS ENTERTAINMENT, 3105 Amigos Dr., Burbank, CA 91504-1806. Dan Pomeroy is their Senior VP of Development. They're looking for feature film and television material, but also produce music videos. Takes them about 5 months to respond to your query. They're one of the few who will also accept full screenplays so long as you include a Release Form, a 1-page synopsis, and a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Takes another thirty days on top of the 5 months to get a response to a screenplay. Frankly, I'd opt for a straight-out query letter rather than send the full script, if I were you. No use wasting an expensive full script if they aren't interested in the genre. Just a suggestion.

VANGUARD PRODUCTONS, 12111 Beatrice St., Culver City, CA 90230. Terence O'Keefe is the president and the only contact name I have. Wants your query with a synopsis and resume. Takes about 3 months to respond.

INTERNATIONAL HOME ENTERTAINMENT, 1440 Veteran Ave., #650, LA, CA 90024. Jed Leland, Jr. is assistant to the president and your contact person. They're looking for stories that have international appeal, but won't respond to even a query unless you include a SASE. Do not call them, do not send your manuscript. Just the query with that SASE.

JOADA PRODUCTIONS, INC, 1437 Rising Glen Rd., LA, CA 90069. Joan McCall is their Senior Vice President of Development. This is a company that's well connected. They'll consider just about any genre for feature films as well as TV, though they seem to prefer comedy, suspense dramas, horror, sci-fi, thrillers, action-adventure, and family fare. If you're pitching a true story, include news articles or other documentation with your query.

FOUNTAIN PRODUCTIONS, 500 S. Buena Vista, Burbabk, CA 91521-0180. Peter M. Green is both president and contact person. They're after material for the family, kids and teens. They work with nearly two dozen writers a year, but here's the challenge for you: you must be referred to them by someone in the industry.

EAST EL LAY FILMS, 12041 Hoffman St., Studio City, CA 91604. Daniel Kuhn is the president and, I suspect, their contact person as well. They're after low-budget films for TV and even documentary material. Query with a synopsis and your resume.

ASHLEY PRODUCTIONS,5225 C Crest Dr., #71-340, Riverside, CA 92507. I'll just quote from the e-mail I received from their office: "We accept screenplay submissions for short and feature films. Submissions should be made through an agent or manager or attorney. However, if you are not represented by an agent, manager or attorney, we will still accept an unsolicited script, but there is a process. First, send us a one page synopsis of the screenplay. Please send synopsis ... via standard mail. We no longer accept synopsis via e-mail. When and if we decide it is of interest to Ashley Productions, we will request a copy of the script and provide a release form that must be signed and returned with the script. Inquries should be directed to our Development Department."

BROTHERS & SISTERS sent me this e-mail:"Esther, you're contributing by rising the number of possibilities for a script to be accepted by a producer... We prefer hard mail queries 'cause producer likes to see the 'real' script in her hands, in the traditional manner. We are very 'romantic' with writing around here. The type of films that would be more interesting for us are independent, powerful, risky stories. No big-studio-mega-production scripts ... The genre? The themes? Anything! A good story is a good story, no matter which genre it is.". So ... send those queries to Producer Lola Salvador, BROTHERS & SISTERS, Avd. Castilla-La Mancha, 162; 28700 San Sebastian de los Reyes; Madrid Spain.

EDGAR J. SCHERICK ASSOCIATES, INC., 1950 Sawtelle Blvd., Suite 282, LA, CA 90025. Stephen Abronson is Director of Development. Their e-mail to me invites you to submit queries to him, but didn't indicate any particular genre or designate whether or not they prefer features to TV. Their credits include Stepford Wives, Sleuth, Rambling Rose and Ruby Ridge.

THE ASYLUM, 6671 Sunset Blvd., Building 1593, LA, CA 90028. I noticed in the new Pacific Coast Studio Directory that this company prefers feature film material. David Latt e-mailed me with the following information: "Yes (we will read queries from unagented writers). If we make the script, then I direct and my partners produce; there are no other producers. Also our budgets run between $100K - $300K. Please send treatments to my attention via (standard) mail."

ALEXANDER/ENRIGHT AND ASSOC., 201 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd floor, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Query Sarah Koepple, development associate. Primarily television producers, they especially like women-oriented dramas, but aren't limited to them exclusively. Documentary material okay, too. No violence or horror, no unsolicited matieral. If they're interested in your query, they'll invite you to submit a script.

THE AMERICAN MOVING PICTURE COMPANY, INC., 838 N. Doheny Dr., #904, LA, CA 90069. Feature film scripts. Send Query with synopsis (half page or less) to the attention of Isabel Casper, vice president creative affairs.

AVALANCHE ENTERTAINMENT, 11041 Santa Monica Blvd., #511, LA, CA 90025. High concept scripts that appeal to an audience under 40; feel-good stories, music-oriented is fine. Query Richard Hull.

CANVAS HOUSE FILMS wants material that's family oriented, but appeals to grownups as well as to the younger crowd. Send query letter, resume and production history (if any) to Mitch Teemley at 624 E. Cedar Ave., #A, Burbank, CA 91501

RANDWELL PRODUCTIONS, INC. 11111 Santa Monica Blvd., #525, LA, CA 90025-3339. VP Tom Kageff is your contact person. They look for both feature and TV material. NO sci-fi, NO westerns. Mail your query which includes your brief synopsis. They have high standards, work with few writers per year and almost never ask for outside material, so make sure your presentation is the work of a real pro (that's you). Amelia Earhart is among their credits.

MONAREX HOLLYWOOD CORP, 11605 W. Pico Blvd.,#200, LA, CA 90064. Chris D. Nebe is president and your contact man. They work with 5 to 10 writers a year and are interested in a variety of genre: action, horror, dance, romantic comedies. Screenplays for features, documentaries, direct-to-video only, no one acts, treatments or book manuscripts.

Before You Contact Anyone:


(if you know of others please tell us)
Starcraft Talent Agency - STAR QUERIES@AOL.COM
Jackon Artists Agency - 7251 Lowell Drive, Overland Park, KS 66204
Richard Herman Agency - 124 S. Lasky Dr., 2nd Floor, BH, CA 90212
Cindy Romano Agency - 414 Village Square West, Palm Springs, CA 92264

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