Can't say much about this but I can confirm that talking to producers is a good idea for writers.
I talked to a producer, and within the week I have a script idea heading BBC-wards. It may come to nothing, I follow my primary rule of "send and forget" but without talking to the producer the opportunity would not even have appeared.
What's on the turntable? "Until I Meet You" by The Manhatten Transfer from "Down in Birdland"