I need some clarification. According to the WGA, writers should never leave behind pages of their work. https://www.wga.org/members/employment-resources/no-writing-left-behind
If I'm understanding this correctly, how does this work when a production company requests to read your script and you have to sign a release form, releasing them from all liability if they "just happen" to make a film that is similar to your script?
Isn't this like handing over your script for free to a company who can then legally just change the names and locations but make your script into a film without owing you credit or pay?
And if this is so, how do you get your script read without having it stolen?