Originally Posted by Hamboogul
People forward scripts to other people all the time. If you have an amazing script, it'll be passed from one exec to another.
And scripts get passed downward all the time because the busy execs and agents don't have time to read all the material that come their way. So they often need a filtering system. It happens more so because of the FWD button on your email.
In my world, I don't give a fvck who you are. You don't pass my script out to anyone without my knowledge. I track every person who has my script and I know how they got it.
I've passed many scripts written by others to various producers and execs but I always inform the writer first.
To do otherwise would be very disrespectful.