If you're looking for a freelance writer, the first step is to write and
say hi! My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll be happy to answer any questions you have about me and/or contracting writing services through NewEnglandScreenwriters.com!
The next (optional but recommended) step is to register whatever original
material you've generated (notes, an outline, a treatment, scenes, etc.) with the Writer's Guild of America. Registration provides objective, third-party verification of your claim to an original piece of writing,
essentially proving your original written material existed as of the date of registration, thus helping to protect your rights
in case of any future creative disputes.
But remember: nobody owns ideas. What registration protects are
the details of your particular VERSION of an idea. (And that's a good thing: otherwise somebody would already
own every conceivable story concept, from "boy meets girl" to "underdog team wins sports championship against all odds," etc.,
and then where would we be?) For more information on script registration click here.
3. Release Form
Whether or not you have written material for me to read, the next step is to click
on the RELEASE FORM link.
Print out the page, then sign and e-mail a .pdf or scanned copy of the release form to email@example.com OR mail a signed hard copy of the form to New England Screenwriters, P.O. Box 440101, Somerville, MA 02144. (Sorry
for all the release form legal-ese, but it's the best way to protect us both from any misunderstandings...feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!)
4. Sending Material
If you send your release form by regular mail, you can also include a hard copy of any material you'd
like me to read in connection with your project.
If you'd prefer to e-mail your material as a digital file, first e-mail or mail the signed release
form. I'll notify you when I receive the form, at which point you can e-mail your material as a Word (.doc), Rich Text
Format (.rtf), or Adobe (.pdf) file.
Remember, I cannot accept or read any material without a signed release form!
Once I receive your signed release form, I'll contact you to discuss payment options
and the details of your project!