SUBMIT YOUR SHOW OR IDEA
Who can submit their work?
Anyone aged over 16 years. Australian based resident or Overseas resident willing to work within Australian cities.
What type of shows are we looking for?
Consideration will go to new musicals and plays with contemporary themes that will resonate with a modern and diverse Australian audiences. Particularly, we are looking to create new works that address core issues in the current zeitgeist.
We are predominantly looking for totally original stories but would potentially consider an adaptation of a book or film if we felt it fit the criteria above. Jukebox musicals will only be considered in extreme circumstances.
What stage of development should the show be at the time of submission?
A short synopsis, one/two ‘example’ scenes and one/two songs is perfect!
Ideally we are looking for ideas in the most embryonic stage that we can work together with you to shape towards a full draft. If you are not a writer who thrives in a wholly collaborative process then we will not be the best option for you. We will feed back and collaborate on your work at every stage from first synopsis and first song to the final performance draft with an eye to creating a piece of theatre with optimum chances of full production and long term life. We will also employ directors, dramaturges, musical supervisors along the way to feed in their ideas, experience and mentorship into your work.
Fully completed shows that are not seeking intensive development and dramaturgical work will not be considered. All submissions must include a music sample of the composer’s music even if is from a previous musical or a standalone song.
Will BB Arts Entertainment take a royalty?
BB Arts Entertainment have a writer’s agreement which they will ask the writing team to sign before there is a substantial spend on the show’s development. There are many meetings and discussions about the piece BEFORE we get to this point and before any contract is signed so everybody knows they are on the same page. Once the musical becomes part of BB Arts Entertainments planning and long term investment they will sit down with all parties involved and discuss future involvement.
Who controls the rights to the show?
The writers are 100% in control of the rights. Whilst BB Arts Entertainment may usually handle all negotiations and are the first point of contact when a producer or production company wants to option the show, no decision to hand over the rights is made without 100% consent from the writers.
How do I submit?
Please complete the submissions form at the bottom of this page and email any additional materials to firstname.lastname@example.org crash our inbox but if attachments are all you have then they are welcome too as a last resort – but please keep attachments to under 10MB.
You can submit as much or as little material as you like but generally less is more!
If you just want to submit a new idea for a musical that is not yet written, you can just let us know this on the form and send examples of other work.
Please DO NOT send materials by POST!
Will I receive feedback on my submission?
We are part time – we will read at least 20 pages and 3 songs of EVERY submission that fits our criteria but it may take us a little while to get through them!
Every applicant will receive an email to let them know we have received their submission. We will unfortunately will be unable to offer detailed written feedback to all applicants but will endeavour to meet in person with as many of you as possible at our meeting days through the year!
When do submissions close?
Submissions will be open all year round, however we will be on break from any responses from 31st March 2020.
Any other questions… drop an email to email@example.com