I've considered some of my romcoms as potentials for Hallmark, however, after reading up on their criteria, it's obvious I need to make some changes before I query companies that produce for that channel. We can often find scripts available to read of movies that have been made but up until today, I've never found one for Hallmark. I'm posting a production draft of one in the event any of you are interested in writing for Hallmark, too. However, when I do a critique of a screenplay here on Talentville, I often point out the passive verbs, the "we see," the lengthy action lines and dialogue. This script is riddled with them.
The Hallmark movie, "Rome in Love," has a pretty good rating on imdb and I think it can be watched online if anyone is interested.
GREAT AMERICAN FAMILY, basically pretty much the same as Hallmark. Here's information from their website:
How do I submit a movie, script, or show idea for consideration?
Great American Media is currently not accepting unsolicited pitches, scripts, or programming ideas of any kind. Please check back in the future when we expect to have a system for submissions in place.
I don't know if this subject is interesting any of you, but just in case it is, here's a little more info.
At the request of a company in Canada, and from a logline they gave me, I wrote a Hallmark-type romcom for them. (In fact, I've written two for them.) They liked it. Frankly, I did, too, though it might have a few more laughs in it than most Hallmark movies. It's been lingering for a year, year and a half. Yesterday, after asking the status, I heard back. She said two companies were interested but without a presale to Hallmark or Lifetime or Great American Family, it would be challenging because the market is flooded. Note her words: "...without a presale, THE MARKET IS FLOODED." In other words, it appears that it's dead in the water.
I don't want to discourage any of you who are thinking of writing (or have written) a script for Hallmark, but just to let you know what I was told.