What one needs to remember, and that includes myself, is that film producers usually require “spec scripts” or scripts written with the intent of soliciting work.
This may come as a shock. I’d sooner have my original story made for the big screen, but it does not work that way I come to find out.
What this means for the independent-minded writer, who’d sooner have his original work produced, is that he has to work for a producer, if their spec script is approved of, and write what the producer needs. The producer has certain products they will produce. Not everyone does horror and science fiction. This may leave writers asking the same question: should one go ahead and write film and television scripts for that producer? These are choices I have to make.