Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

  • How do I access the Universal Pictures web site?
  • When does a certain movie come out on DVD?
  • How do I get tickets to movie premieres?
  • I have an idea for a movie. How do I submit ideas or scripts to be considered by Universal Pictures
    for development and production?
  • How can I contact a certain actor/actress or filmmaker; does he/she have a fan club or address that
    I can send mail or email to?
  • Where can I purchase the music, outfit, handbag, etc. heard/seen in a certain movie/trailer?
  • Can I download materials from your website and re-publish it on my website?
  • Iím a press person and review films or write entertainment-related news. How can I start receiving
    press material to cover your releases?
  • Does Universal Pictures give out free tickets to screenings of their films from a Sneak Previews Club program,
    how can I join?
  • How do I access the Universal Pictures web site?

    The Universal Pictures web site is available at http://universalpictures.com. The site provides information about all current and upcoming Universal Pictures releases.

    When does a certain movie come out on DVD?

    Upcoming DVD release dates can be found at http://universalstudioshomeentertainment.com.

    How do I get tickets to movie premieres?

    Tickets to premieres are by invitation only. From time to time, we do offer advance screening tickets through our Sneak Previews Club, which you can sign up for here: http://signup.universalstudios.com/sneak/

    I have an idea for a movie. How do I submit ideas or scripts to be considered by
    Universal Pictures for development and production?

    While we appreciate your enthusiasm to be a part of our filmmaking process, unfortunately due to legal and insurance restrictions as set forth in the Terms and Conditions of use on our website, Universal Studios, Inc. has a strict policy prohibiting the acceptance of unsolicited literary, dramatic or musical materials in any form for consideration. Material is only accepted for consideration when submitted by franchised literary agents or motion picture production individuals with whom Universal has an established working relationship.

    Please note: we do not provide contact information for any literary agents or motion picture production individuals with whom Universal has an established relationship.


    How can I contact a certain actor/actress or filmmaker; does he/she have a fan club
    or address that I can send mail or email to?

    Not all talent or filmmakers have a fan club or an established company address, or even a website, where they can receive fan mail. If you do not know of a resource where you might be able to find this information, then we recommend sending the fan mail to the following address and it will be forwarded to the appropriate parties.

    National Publicity
    Universal Pictures
    100 Universal City Plaza
    Bldg. 2160/8H
    Universal City, CA 91608

    Attn: <Insert Talent/Filmmakers Name>
    <Insert Film Title>


    Where can I purchase the music, outfit, handbag, etc. heard/seen in a certain movie/trailer?

    Depending on the film, products may be available at http://www.nbcstore.com.

    Can I download materials from your website and re-publish it on my website?

    Any materials on our websites that are in a downloadables section or are shareable can be published to your personal website for personal use only, and should not be redistributed to other sites or publications. The materials we post within our Universal Pictures site http://universalpictures.com and any sites created by Universal Pictures not housed within the Universal Pictures web sites are strictly for personal use only. This policy is clearly stated in our Terms and Conditions of Use, and we trust that our users abide by our rules and regulations governing our sites.

    Iím a press person and review films or write entertainment-related news. How can I start receiving press material to cover your releases?

    Send copies of your tear-sheets, print-outs or links of past coverage (must include byline), or tapes or encodes of spot checks, along with a letter telling us about your publication and what kind of materials you need to the following address:

    National Publicity
    Universal Pictures
    100 Universal City Plaza
    Bldg. 2160/8H
    Universal City, CA 91608

    In order for us to review your request, it is important to include the following information in your letter: publication name, circulation or traffic to your site, deadlines for reviews or editorials, and if you are MPAA accredited.

    Please note: we receive hundreds of requests a year to be added to our mailing lists, and unfortunately, we cannot accommodate all of them. We do review our lists on a regular basis and you will be notified of the status of your request.


    Does Universal Pictures give out free tickets to screenings of their films from a
    Sneak Previews Club program, how can I join?

    Universal Pictures does provide a select amount of free tickets to film previews throughout the year from its Sneak Previews Club. You can access the sign up form here: http://signup.universalstudios.com/sneak/




    We appreciate your enthusiasm for Universal Pictures and hope that you will continue to enjoy our upcoming releases.

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