Digital Spy welcomes pitches from writers of all levels of experience and from all backgrounds. We especially welcome writers from groups who have been historically underrepresented in entertainment media, including, but not limited to Black, South Asian, East Asian, Latinx and Middle Eastern writers. Digital Spy is also proud of its long tradition of promoting the voices of LGBTQ+ and disabled people.
We only ask that you have a strong idea and the talent to write it up.
If you're a journalist with an exclusive you'd like to pitch, or you know something that you think Digital Spy readers would like to know too, drop our News Editor Catherine Earp a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want anything that moves the conversation forward for engaged fans of contemporary TV, movies and soaps. A Digital Spy feature must:
• Offer the general reader brand-new information about something they already care about (eg an interview, fascinating bit of trivia, a theory, an explainer, the answer to a burning question prompted by a movie/show)
• Promise to make the reader think differently about something they already care about (eg a hot take on a new release)
That might make it sound like we're only interested in the mainstream. We're not! But if you're pitching about a culty or niche-interest show or movie, it would help your case if your angle appeals to general readers outside the show or movie's current audience.
We'd love to hear about any talent access you can arrange – interviews, set visits and so on.
To save you time, we don't generally accept pitches based around:
• General reviews
• Old TV releases or films, unless there is some major news or a sequel/reboot has been announced or recently released
We are a friendly and conscientious team and we always try to give feedback even when we don't choose to commission an idea. Thanks to the numbers involved, we have to say "no" far more often than we say "yes", but don't be disheartened if that means you – keep coming back!
We look forward to hearing from you. Here are your first ports of call:
TV Editor: Laura Jane Turner
Deputy TV Editor: David Opie
Movies Editor: Ian Sandwell
Deputy Movies Editor: Gabriella Geisinger
Soaps Editor: Daniel Kilkelly
Deputy Soaps Editor: Sophie Dainty
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