Unsolicited Submissions to Netflix

If you have an idea for a show or film, you may be curious how to send it to Netflix. Netflix only accepts submissions through a licensed literary agent, or from a producer, attorney, manager, or entertainment executive with whom we have a preexisting relationship. Any idea that is submitted by other means is considered an “unsolicited submission.”

Does Netflix accept unsolicited submissions?

Whether it is an idea that just came to mind or a fully developed script, Netflix does not accept unsolicited materials or ideas.

Any submission, even those we solicit, must come to Netflix through a licensed literary agent, or from a producer, attorney, manager, or entertainment executive who already has a relationship with Netflix.

How can I get my idea in front of someone who works at Netflix?

If you have an idea, script, screenplay, or production already in development that you’d like to pitch to Netflix, you should work through a licensed literary agent, producer, attorney, manager, or entertainment executive who already has a relationship with Netflix.

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

How does Netflix find ideas to create or buy original TV shows and movies?

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 shows and movies.

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

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

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