How ideas are pitched to Netflix

If you have an idea for a show, film, game, or other project, you may be curious how to get it to Netflix. First and foremost, thank you for your interest in Netflix content! Unfortunately, we cannot and do not accept or review any materials (whether manuscripts, treatments, scripts, drawings, ideas, pics of rainbow-colored unicorns, etc.) that we do not specifically request.

Pitching an idea to Netflix

If you have an idea, game, script, screenplay, or production already in development that you’d like to pitch to Netflix, you must work through a licensed agent, producer, attorney, manager, or industry executive, as appropriate, who already has a relationship with Netflix. We are unable to share references for these resources.

If you do not have any of these resources available, Netflix will be unable to accept your unsolicited submissions.

Netflix’s sources of ideas to create or buy content

Netflix uses all of the following methods to find new content to buy or create:

  • Netflix employs a team of creative executives and buyers, who receive pitches for content.

  • Netflix has deep relationships with the creative community and talent agencies, who propose ideas for projects.

  • Netflix may purchase finished works at film festivals or other established venues.

  • Netflix may generate an idea internally and hire creatives to develop those ideas further.