I sent my spec pilot to a prodco as a writing sample. They want a bible including pilot synopsis, character profiles, and future episode ideas. Is this expected or should I be paid?
Great that you've got interest in your series. If you've gone to the trouble of writing a spec pilot, then writing a 6 page bible with a synopsis, character descriptions and springboards ought to be the work of an evening. In which case I wouldn't insist on getting paid first. If they want to see another script you ought to get paid to write that, and at that point, they ought to option the pilot and the bible as well.
I'm not in the WGC, don't have an agent.... what should I do?
At the point where someone wants to option your material, or hire you to write something, then it ought to be a snap to get an agent. (Canadian agents are listed on the WGC website.) All they have to do is negotiate the option terms, and they're attached to your series forever more. That's a no brainer for them. Just don't sign anything before an agent looks at it.
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