Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions Is Accepting Unsolicited Scripts. Is Your Screenplay Their Next Project?
Attention all writers, Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions is accepted unsolicited film and TV manuscripts.
After making his bones in TV comedy circles, Peele came out swinging with his film directorial debut in February 2017 with “Get Out.” Not only was it critically acclaimed, but it also scored a 99 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and went on to be chosen by the National Board of Review, the American Film Institute, and Time magazine as one of the top 10 films of the year.
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“Get Out” grossed more than $255 million on a budget of $4.5 million. Peele won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, making him the first Black screenwriter to win in this category.
Then in 2018, Peele co-created the TBS comedy series “The Last O.G.” starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish. Peele also co-produced the Spike Lee film, “BlacKkKlansman.” Now his latest film, “Us,” is already getting great buzz and he’s working on a “Twilight Zone” reboot.
Peele wants to give up-and-coming screenwriters a chance.
Monkeypaw Productions, formed by Peele in 2012, is looking to expand its roster of films and TV. It is currently — with no deadline in sight — accepting open submissions through the company’s website.
But before hitting submit, you might want to thoroughly check the fine print.
Make *your* movie in 2019. Be real. Be raw. Be true. pic.twitter.com/hdWcYU5U16
— Film Independent (@filmindependent) January 1, 2019
On it @JordanPeele✍🏾 writing Biopic on my mom @Feliciamabuza: Feisty #SouthAfrican working mom returns home to launch #SouthAfrica’s 1st studio audience TV show despite facing backlash, controversy, & guilt of leaving her family in America for the greater good of healing a nation
— Lindiwe Suttle (@lindiwesuttle) January 2, 2019
“The fine print points out that you submitting your work does not establish any kind of confidential relationship between you and the studio, which means that people at the studio can talk about your screenplay with whoever they want,” Fansided reported.
— Lapacazo Sandoval (@Lapacazo) December 26, 2018
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