What requirements do I and my project need to meet to apply?
We encourage writers from all backgrounds and experiences to apply: from beginner writer to seasoned professional. You must be 18 years or older and legally capable of entering into the agreements required by the program.
The project you submit must meet the following requirements:
- the project is an English language live action feature film with an intended length of 90-120 minutes
- the project is entirely owned by you without encumbrances and there are no attachments to the project, including yourself in any non-writing capacity (e.g. as a director, star, etc.)
- the project has not been previously owned or optioned by another party
Do I have to be a US citizen to apply?
No. Anyone from and living in any country can apply.
If Netflix selects my project, will they own it?
Yes, any project that is selected by Netflix for development will be purchased and therefore owned by Netflix.
Will I be paid? How much?
Yes, the writers of selected projects will be paid the then-current minimum scale set forth in the WGA Minimum Basic Agreement.
If I'm selected and the movie gets made, will I get a credit at the end?
Professional film credits for WGA signatories are determined by the Writers Guild of America. Find our more about credits on their website here.
How do I know you won’t steal my idea?
The submission release form, which you can read here, sets forth rights and obligations with respect to your submission.