Script Submission Policy

As of January 30, 2024

Attention to All Screenwriters and Creative Minds:

At Strong Asian Lead, we are passionate about empowering and educating screenwriters, especially in crafting and refining Asian American narratives. Our commitment is to provide the best resources and guidance to help you bring your stories to life. However, it is crucial to understand our policy regarding script submissions:

1. No Unsolicited Scripts:

  • Strong Asian Lead does not accept unsolicited screenplays. Please refrain from emailing us scripts as PDF attachments or any other format.
  • We are not a production company and do not have the capability or intention to produce scripts or circulate them to producers or other screenplay writers.

2. Script Reading Policy:

  • Our focus is on education and mentorship. We will only read your screenplay if you engage with our coverage services. These services range from summary feedback to in-depth, page-by-page analysis, tailored to your needs.
  • Additionally, screenplay evaluation is a part of our screenwriting course offerings. Participation in these courses may also lead to your script being reviewed.

3. Payment for Services:

  • To have your screenplay read and reviewed by our team, a purchase of our coverage services is mandatory. We do not have the resources to offer free script reading services.
  • Our commitment to providing high-quality feedback and insights necessitates this policy.

4. No Submission Without Service Engagement:

  • Do not submit your screenplay via email or through our submission form without intending to pay for coverage services. Unpaid submissions will not be read or acknowledged.
  • Should you send us your screenplay without following this procedure, you will receive a notice of non-acceptance, and the script will be deleted.

5. Consequences of Non-Compliance:

  • Repeated unsolicited submissions will lead to being blocked and banned from using our services and website.
  • Our focus is on creating a respectful and professional environment for all our users and staff.

6. Cultural Expertise and Non-Discrimination:

  • While we specialize in Asian American narratives and possess a deep understanding of their cultural nuances, we do not discriminate between Asian and non-Asian screenplays.
  • However, for cultures outside our expertise, we may not be able to provide the same level of cultural feedback.

7. Confidentiality Assurance:

  • We respect the intellectual property of all writers. Any screenplay submitted to us will be treated as confidential information. We will not share, disclose, or distribute your screenplay to any third party without your explicit permission.

8. Similarity of Content:

  • The world of storytelling is vast and diverse. It’s possible that themes, ideas, or elements in your screenplay may resemble those in projects we are already developing or considering. Please be aware that we will not read screenplays that bear a close resemblance to our ongoing projects.
  • In the event we receive a screenplay that overlaps with our current projects, you will be promptly informed. We strive to avoid conflicts of interest and will make efforts to assign your screenplay to staff not involved in similar projects.

9. Limitation of Liability:

  • Strong Asian Lead is not liable for any perceived similarities between your screenplay and any of our current or future projects. By submitting your screenplay to us, you acknowledge that such similarities can occur independently and are coincidental.
  • If we are already developing content similar to your submission, we are not responsible for any claims of copyright infringement. We maintain records of our development process to substantiate the independent creation of our projects.

10. Agreement to Terms:

  • By submitting your screenplay for our coverage services, you agree to these NDA terms. Submissions without adherence to these terms will not be considered.
  • We reserve the right to refuse reading or providing coverage services for any screenplay that does not comply with our policy or poses a conflict of interest with our current projects.

11. Enforcement of Policy:

  • Any breach of this policy, such as repeated unsolicited submissions, may result in being blocked and banned from our services and website.

12. Acknowledgment of Expertise:

  • While we do not discriminate between Asian and non-Asian screenplays, our expertise lies in Asian American narratives. We may not be able to provide the same level of cultural feedback for cultures outside our expertise.

 

Acceptance of Terms: By utilizing Strong Asian Lead services, you acknowledge and agree to these terms and conditions. Our mission is to provide a supportive and educational platform for screenwriters, and adherence to these guidelines ensures the best experience for everyone involved.