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Submissions

Ostrow and Company arranges financing for new projects in development, obtains finishing funds for films in post-production, and negotiates international and domestic distribution in all platforms for completed films, including but not limited to theatrical, home entertainment and TV. We handle the business affairs so that filmmakers and producers can focus on creating.

Submission Policies

We accept submissions in all budget ranges and genres for feature films and documentaries. We handle all submitted materials in a confidential manner. All submissions must be sent by email. No drop offs will be permitted at the office. For details on how to submit projects or films for our consideration, scroll down or click on the appropriate Submission Policies link below.

Please note: We do not return submitted materials.

Completed Films Seeking Distribution

For completed films requiring producer’s representation for distribution, send a password protected Vimeo link to our email at submissions@ostrowandcompany.com. Please provide your contact information and the contact information of any other rights holders for your film in the body of the email in order for us to best follow up with you and your producers team. If we don’t respond in an appropriate amount of time to confirm we have received your submission, kindly follow up with us in order to make sure we have it. Once we review your project, we will contact you to give our feedback, and discuss your goals for the film within the marketplace concerning finding and negotiating the various distribution platforms and licensing agreements, including but not limited to Theatrical, home video, and TV and tracking/collecting royalties for your film.

If your expectations are in line with what we think we can accomplish we will discuss what will be involved in having us represent you.

Once we have been engaged to be your producer’s representative we will book a time to discuss a strategy for your film for all rights—theatrical, television and home entertainment. Then we will strategically ‘roll out wide’ with your film in order to provide opportunities for executives to simultaneously screen it at the studios, mini-majors and independent international and domestic distribution companies.

Creating a sense of urgency and ‘buzz’ is something we are known for. It allows us to leverage interest from competing distribution platforms in order to ignite bidding wars. We successfully oversee, track and collect royalties and advances on behalf of the filmmaker because of our long-standing business relationships, presence and experience within the distribution landscape.


Film Projects In Development Seeking Financing

To obtain producer’s representation relating to financing for film projects in development, scripts and packages please read and follow the submission protocol. All submissions must be sent by mail and include a check for the one hour consultation fee of 325.00 USD. Make sure to include a synopsis, script, budget top sheet, consultation fee, and any letters of attachment from key players, cast and director. Once all your materials have been reviewed, we will book a one-hour telephone conference with you to discuss your goals with respect to your film project to determine if we will work together to arrange financing and ultimately distribution for your film. Kindly note the title of your project on the notation section of your check and include it in your submission package. We get many submissions so it is important you call or email to follow up and make sure we received your specific package. Your telephone conference will be scheduled for approximately two weeks from the time you call to book it.

We raise money through private equity, distribution pre-sales, and film funds. Typically, having reviewed your package, we are able to determine if we would like to move forward with your project during our scheduled call. At that time we would discuss what fees would be involved in arranging the financing and ultimately the distribution of your film.


Films In Post Seeking Finishing Funds

To obtain producer’s representation relating to arranging finishing funds for films held up in post-production, you may send us a rough cut or any footage you currently have by email to submissions@ostrowandcompany.com, along with a script and budget, in order for us to evaluate the direction of your film. You may also want to include any supporting documentation or materials.

Please call or email to follow-up and make sure your submission was received. We will evaluate the footage, script and budget and discuss with you what your goals are with regard to completion funds and distribution of your film. If we think we can accomplish your objectives with regard to arranging required finishing funds and representing your film we will discuss what it would take for us to get involved.