1. What is your Process Overview?

Your submitted screenplay will go through a series of quality and marketability evaluations. If we don’t respond within a month, it could either mean that we don’t find your work satisfactory or we don’t see your material as a perfect fit in our current project plans. You may, however, resubmit your screenplay the following year. Should we consider your script, you will receive an email confirming your assignment with a film rights manager who will discuss your sponsorship grant and guide you in submitting your work and connecting you to producers, and all other essential undertakings to build your portfolio as a screenwriter. In some cases, you will receive an email with a recommendation to reshape your screenplay and assign you to a script specialist.

Occasionally, we contact scriptwriters, novelists, or authors if their stories capture the interest of our Board of Editors, and if we see a matching interest from our network of producers and production companies.

2. Do you accept all genres?

Yes, we accept all genres for evaluation, although we only work with concepts that are in demand at a specific submission conference. Our committee of staff and board members will review all submissions against carefully determined criteria. Thus, even if you passed the quality screening, the material may not fit our current project plan as determined by the film market analysis and demands from our network of producers and production companies.

In addition, our Market Research Team is constantly looking for the latest trend in the film industry to determine the content’s profitability in the market.

3. Can I send a manuscript?

Yes, we accept manuscripts and other new and exciting formats. However, in order for us to move forward with submissions targeting the film industry, converting the manuscript to a screenplay is essential.

4. What is a Partnership Grant?

It is a sponsorship granted to projects that have passed our pre-screening process. The level of partnership grant may range from 50% to 80% based on the marketability rating of the film concept.

100% Sponsorship is only applicable to the following:

✓ Screenwriters with previous work acquired by our list of production companies;

✓ Authors whose novels or books were / are traditionally published;

✓ Writers whose real-life stories have reached the global market.

Who qualifies for a Partnership Grant?

  • Screenwriters
  • Filmmakers
  • Film marketing professionals
  • Authors

The aforementioned list includes all the candidates who can qualify for a Partnership Grant, provided that the material has passed through an extensive screening process. And provided that the writer owns all the rights to their project.

5. Is Filmways Pictures Agency a production company?

After its acquisition with Orion Pictures, Golden Horse Production independently operates as an intellectual property rights management agency that primarily focuses on film rights and bridging the gap between creative talent and our network contact in Hollywood. However, we do produce Indie short films for selected special projects. We have offices across the USA and the UK. Our Rights Acquisition and Onboarding Department is located in the UK while our production agents are situated in San Francisco, California, USA.


6. Is there a fee involved?

Although we offer sponsorship grants to qualified projects which have passed the pre-screening evaluation, which consist of quality checks related to the story, concept and market potential. 100% sponsorship is only applicable for screenwriters with previous work acquired by our affiliated production companies or book which have been traditionally published. We do not purchase rights but manage and promote films.

Our firm will deduct 30-40% from your Honorarium cut from the advances that you will earn once you sign a film adaptation project through our submission effort. The said Honorarium cut is applicable and limited to your advance royalty, and we cannot get a further share of your succeeding royalties. Any unreported deals made within the timeline of the agreement will be a severe breach of our partnership agreement, and thus qualifies for legal action.

7. Is there a guarantee that we’ll land a film adaptation deal?

Just like any other business venture, there is always a risk involved within the process of promoting a new film project. However, our strict screening and evaluation process, combined with our professional and expert production staff, and strong connection in the film industry, will ensure that your project is close to achieving its goal. This is our main priority when we assist you with your projects

8. What is the term of exclusivity of the Partnership Agreement?

Our partnership entails an exclusive agreement wherein only Filmways Pictures will be the sole rights manager and distributor of your script. Although, we would be glad to allow you to use our produced script for your personal promotion and submission through your personal contacts, a letter of intent is required indicating the full details of the campaign and the person or firm you will deal with. It is important for us to protect the welfare of our project by checking for any foreseeable conflict or the legitimacy of the offer and firm.


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