The paradox in non-legalese. On one side of the fence, new writers want to submit their scripts to "Hollywood" companies. Yet they're afraid that the companies will steal their ideas. https://www.stage32.com/lounge/screenwriting/Do-I-need-to-worry-about-co... https://www.stage32.com/lounge/pre_production/How-do-I-protect-my-screen... On the other side of the fence, "Hollywood" companies want to read capable new writers. But they're afraid of accepting unsolicited submissions because those are the submissions most likely to result in frivolous "you stole my idea" lawsuits. I'm very curious to learn if most new writers see the paradox in full. Do new writers think that "Hollywood" companies/individuals typically don't accept unsolicited submissions because we are close-minded? Or do new writers understand the risk and exposure of accepting unsolicited submissions? I can't come up with a more effective way of discussing this topic. My hope is to foster some understanding for both sides.