Submit a Pitch

 

***We appreciate your interest in Mercury Filmworks. Due to an exceptionally high volume of submissions, we are not currently accepting unsolicited pitches. We will still review projects from agents and publishers.  Any future updates or changes to our submissions policy will be announced via twitter.com/mercuryfilmwrks  ***

Submit a Pitch

Got an amazing idea for a hit television show that you want to pitch? Want your submission to really pack a punch? Read our tips, guidelines and FAQ’s below in order to elevate your pitch to superstar status.

 

Pitch Guidelines:

  • Clearly state the title of your idea or show concept in the “Proposed show title” box below and in all supporting materials for consistency
  • Be respectful. We are a family entertainment company. Edgy, satirical and irreverent entries are welcome however, vulgar and offensive…not so much.
  • You must agree to the Submissions Release Agreement below before sending any of your creative assets our way. Upon selecting “I agree to the above terms and conditions” & “Submit”, you will then be prompted to submit your materials.

Pitch Tips:

  • Ensure your idea doesn’t already exist. Research current television programming & educate yourself on trends and market opportunities relating to animated series.
  • Learn how to write a script. There are various online resources that can help you with this. Download a sample animation pitch bible from the web as a guideline.
  • Keep it simple and focused. Diving too much into detail can hinder the reader’s enthusiasm and attention.
  • Make your log line awesome! It is the first thing that will grab the reader’s attention.
  • The focal point of your pitch should be built around your main character. Who is he/she? Where does he/she live? How does he/she see the world? What does he/she want/need? What does his/her daily life consist of? Why should the world care about this character?
  • Get feedback from friends. Consider their thoughts and feedback and revise accordingly.
  • Spell check!!!

 

We appreciate your interest in Mercury Filmworks. Due to an exceptionally high volume of submissions, we are not currently accepting unsolicited pitches. We will still review projects from agents and publishers.  Any future updates or changes to our submissions policy will be announced via twitter.com/mercuryfilmwrks

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Mercury looking for?
We are looking for thoughtfully prepared materials which clearly convey your ideas. These could be in the form of a storyboard, a bible, a selection of imagery, a script, or a combination of these. We are mostly looking for genres within the children’s entertainment sector ranging from preschool to teen audiences. NOTE: We are not currently looking for Live-Action features or Factual series.
How long should my pitch be?
A one-page synopsis is ideal. If sharing more detail is necessary, include it in a separate bible, storyboard or script document within the “Upload your pitch documents” section below.
What is a log line?
A log line is one powerful sentence that describes your show or movie concept. Make it creative and descriptive.
What is a bible?
A reference document used to outline a story’s characters, settings, and actions. A bible can be used as a pitch document and also as a reference guide for writers, freelancers and artists to work from.
What is a storyboard?
A comic-book-like organizer in the form of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualizing an animated show, motion picture, or media sequence.
Do I need to have artwork?
If the artwork is excellent, then go for it. If not, don’t worry about it, a wonderful story can stand alone. If you happen to be a great character designer or know a great artist—even better.
When will I hear back from someone at Mercury?
Due to a high volume of pitches, please allow approximately 5-7 weeks before hearing back from us. No follow up phone calls are necessary.

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