SOLICITED MATERIALIf you
are a current agency client or if your are not a client but
have been invited to submit your material by a representative
of The Swetky Agency, please use the form below to submit your
property for agency consideration. Follow up by attaching a
complete manuscript via this e-mail link:
UNSOLICITED MATERIALIf you
are not a current agency client and have not yet been
invited to submit your material by a representative of The Swetky
Agency, you are on the wrong page. Please use this Unsolicited Script Submission Synopsis
Form to submit your proposal for agency
consideration. DO NOT E-MAIL YOUR COMPLETE MANUSCRIPT AT THIS
TIME! Failure to follow this
procedure will result in the
automatic rejection of your material without notice.
If, after reviewing your submission, The Swetky Agency
believes that it can adequately serve your representational needs in
dealing with script rights sales, we will issue you an Author-Agent
SAMPLE and ask you
to complete the submission of certain additional materials in order for the
agency to begin marketing your work.
A Note about the Form's
"Sentence," "Logline," and "Synopsis"
The Script-in-One-Sentence Entry
This part of the form is a condensation of your story into a single
sentence. It should be enticing enough to make an editor or producer
sit up and say, "Wow!" For example, here's the story of
the three little pigs in one sentence.
Three sibling sows go head-to-head with a blood-thirsty predator,
and only one holds the key to survival!
Entry Longer than a single sentence, the blurb/logline contains
more information but must still sell the story in short order.
This is the infamous "20 seconds" that producers notoriously grant new
screenwriters when they come calling with their properties. The
same story told as a logline:
When each of three perky porkers decides
to build a house, two take the easy way out and fall victim to a menacing
predator. Only the perseverance to act and the will to survive
can help the third piglet rescue his brothers from certain death.
But does he have the strength to do so ... and can he reach them in
The Synopsis Entry Longer than the logline,
the synopsis is the shortest condensation of your story possible while
still covering all of its salient points. A synopsis of
the three little pigs story might go something like this.
Three piglet brothers set out to build new homes for themselves.
One chooses straw because it's lightweight and easy to assemble, allowing
the pig more time to play. Another chooses sticks for the same
reason. When their two homes are complete, they taunt their
older brother for building his home of bricks. "You'll never
get finished," one cries. "Come on out and play," taunts the
Rather than give in to
temptation, the third piglet sticks to the job, and in time, he's
rewarded with a fine, handsome, sturdy home of which he can be proud.
When the Big Bad Wolf
comes around looking for an easy meal, all three pigs seek shelter
in their homes. But the houses made of straw and sticks prove
no match for the hungry carnivore, who blows them down with ease and
grabs the pigs for some future meal. When he attempts to blow
down the house of bricks, however, he soon tires himself out and finally
slinks away from the fortress, a whipped and beaten canine.
The oldest pig frees his
younger brothers, and they shower him with gratitude while promising
never again to place their own selfish desires before ambition.
Producers don't care about you as a
person (sad but true). They care about you as a continuing source of
marketable writing--income. Therefore, we humbly suggest that,
as much energy as you put into your screenplay, you put even more into the following
Submission Synopsis Form - Script
Solicited Only (For Unsolicited Submissions, See
Please select from the following list of genres those that
you believe best describe your script (remembering that a story can be several
genres at once, such as romance-humor-mystery, suspense-psychological drama-literary;
etc.). Please list by most appropriate genre first.
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