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Frequently Asked Questions
What is The Script Department Network?We believe writers should be celebrated for their work whether or not it's adapted for the screen. With this in mind, our mission is to showcase the great work from our community using scripted podcasts whilst also packaging standout projects to present to industry leaders for consideration. Founded in 2019, we've worked tirelessly since to fulfil this mission and since then The Script Department has since evolved into a global network of screenwriters all working together to develop great projects. We primarily work with graduates from partner University programmes around the world, ensuring that every member of our community is a verified industry-ready screenwriter. Combined with our podcast network and pitch-on-demand platform, we are able to offer an industry-standard script-development service unlike any other. Perhaps what sets us apart from the most is that The Script Department is, and always has been, a non-profit organisation which doesn't profit from our members.
How can I join The Script Department?Currently, membership is by invitation only. We prioritise places for standout graduates of partner University courses. We will be updating our list of partner courses soon so check back.
Does The Script Department own work shared on the site?Absolutely not. The Script Department will never claim any right to your work. If your work is showcased on our podcast network, we will own the copyright on that audio recording, but not the intellectual property of your script. You will be free to do as you wish with your work no matter how it is used or featured on The Script Department platform.
How can The Script Department help get my script produced?We are always monitoring the projects under development in our incubators. The best projects are invited to be showcased on our podcast in the form of a script reading and are also showcased on our exclusive Pitch-On-Demand platform which is only accessible to vetted industry leaders and run by our advisory board of experts. We update the showcase every three months and so there is always an opportunity to have your work considered.
How can I have my work produced on The Script Department Podcast Network?We are always looking for short scripts for our Shortlist Podcast. We regularly put out calls for submissions on our Podcast Hub and Facebook group. Please note that if we don’t choose your script, it is not a reflection of quality. We try to vary our catalogue as much as possible so keep submitting your work if you are not successful in the first instance. Successful writers will be asked to pay a £50 production charge. This fee goes directly to the voice actor reading your script and supports the behind the scenes talent who play a vital role in bringing these productions to life. The Script Department does not take a percentage of this fee.
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