Standing Sun Productions, LLC (“Standing Sun Productions”) does not usually accept unsolicited ideas, treatments, screenplays, or other materials. However, Standing Sun Productions occasionally considers new ideas and concepts from outside sources. If you have a screenplay, story, or concept you’d like Standing Sun Productions to consider, you may submit a treatment using the form below, but only if you first acknowledge and agree to the Standing Sun Productions Submission Policy and Submission Release Agreement.
We are currently only accepting treatments for feature-length films (90+ minutes), short films (20 minutes or less), television series, and web series in the following genres: Christian-Drama, Christian-Comedy, Christian-Suspense, and Suspense/Thriller. We are not accepting screenplays at this time.
With your treatment, please include a one-page cover letter with the following information:
- Project Title
- Author Name
- Author’s Website
- Author’s IMDb/CFDb profile link(s)
- Author’s email and phone number
- Project format (feature, short, series)
- Project genre
- WGA registration number for treatment and/or screenplay
- Copyright registration number for treatment and/or screenplay
Submission Release AgreementClick here to read the full agreement
Representation and Warranty
You represent and warrant that you are the sole author and owner of the Content (or a member of a team of writers who is the sole author and owner of the Content), and that you have the power and authority to submit the Content to us on the terms hereof without the consent of any other party.
Review of Content
You acknowledge that the only obligation undertaken by Standing Sun Productions in consideration of your submission is to accept the material for review, and to review it if and to the extent appropriate pursuant to our normal practices. No other obligation or duty on our part shall arise from or be implied by this submission.
You will provide any additional information requested by Standing Sun Productions, including a one-page cover letter that includes project information and your contact information (which shall also be “Content”). You agree that none of the Content is subject to any fiduciary or confidentiality obligations that would prevent you from submitting the Content.
Use of Content
We acknowledge that if and to the extent the material is protected by copyright law, you are not granting us the right to use the material in a manner for which your exclusive rights under the U.S. Copyright Act would be infringed unless we and you enter into an agreement regarding such use. You acknowledge, however, that we are not agreeing to refrain from, or to compensate you for, the use of any elements of the Content which are not protected by copyright laws, including, by way of illustration, ideas, historical or factual matters or other public domain elements or aspects of the Content. The foregoing shall apply whether or not we have obtained such ideas and/or other public domain elements from other sources.
You understand that Standing Sun Productions is constantly developing entertainment and other properties from ideas generated by its employees or other outside sources, and that Standing Sun Productions may already have had access to, and/or may have independently created in the past, by in the process of creating, or create in the future, ideas, concepts or other materials that may be similar or even identical to your Content. You understand that it is not uncommon for more than one individual or company to originate substantially similar ideas independent of each other. You hereby renounce any and all claims that Standing Sun Productions misappropriated any ideas or portions of your Content in any future Standing Sun Productions property or activity, except as set forth in the immediately following paragraph.\
You agree that your entitlement to any compensation is entirely dependent upon and subject to Standing Sun Productions and you entering into a new written contract (separate from this Agreement) signed by both parties and specifically related to Standing Sun Productions’ use of your Content. If Standing Sun Productions and you do not enter into such an written contract, you will not be entitled to any compensation from Standing Sun Productions whatsoever related to your Content. You further understand that Standing Sun Productions will only have an obligation to get permission from you and to compensate you for those portions of your Content that are expressed in sufficient detail that they are protected under copyright law or other intellectual property laws.
Blanket Release Form
By accepting this Agreement, you acknowledge and agree that these terms will hereby apply to any all current as well as future Content, and that Standing Sun Productions would not consider and submitted Content from you without your acceptance of this Agreement. You also agree that this Agreement applies to any Content previously submitted by you to Standing Sun Productions, regardless of whether the previous Content was submitted under a prior version of this Agreement, or without any agreement at all.
Binding on All Parties
For the avoidance of doubt, please note that this Agreement applies to individuals signing on behalf of themselves and to individuals who will be submitting materials on behalf of others (e.g. partnership, company, or other persons or legal entities), and is therefore binding on all such others as well. In order to accept the terms of this Agreement, you must be the owner of, or an authorized representative of the owner of, the materials in the Content. In addition, if signing on behalf of others (as described above), you must have the legal right to accept the terms of this Agreement on their behalf.