Yay or nay? Discuss...(Please only discuss if you have helpful information, I'd rather avoid the Debbie Downers ranting about BS)
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Yes. You get three sets of comments. They are tough, but very fair.
Is Spec Scout a service and how does it work?
Define "Spec Scout". I occasionally read spec scripts for a couple of agents I know but only after they have been given a "consider" by their in-house interns but I don't think of myself as any sort of scout. I do it as a courtesy for some that I have a past relationship with.
Philip - and it only costs $297 to start. Yeah, right!
As I said, their script analysis is by far better than any I have ever used. For that price, you get three reads and comments. Like it or not, it's a solid analysis.
Snazzy website. Vouched by Brooklyn Weaver, Scott Carr. Hey, if you got $300, why not? Try anything. Students are paying $250K for a USC film education with 0 guarantees of a film career.
For $300, there are intensive classes that grant you access to producers and execs. Stage32 has at least one that I'm aware of, and I know of others. You get reads, notes, pitch meetings - the whole shebang! :)
I've never used its services, but I've always liked SpecScout....because I always go to the "Success Stories" section of service providers like SpecScout, and if I see a level of success, I'm impressed with what they are achieving for writers.Jason Scoggins and Greg Gertmenian are accomplished in the industry. I like their library concept of high-rated scripts, and how they promote the writers of those scripts.
That sounds a good deal, considering that an average script coverage is around $100 anyway and you need at least 2 to be sure you get the right feedback...I guess 3 is the magic number. Wish I had $300 to try it out! Let us know if you do please :)
I don't typically have $300 to throw around but $10 gets me fishnet stockings and a blonde wig....then it's all about the effort!
I'd really like to try this for the experience of going through their revision process. I agree with Martina.
Fishnet stockings and a wig for $10? Now that's a bargain!
When I go a-ho-ing, I purchase used apparel. It's more about the old elbow grease than the clothing.
How much is the grease?
Hey, roleplaying makes the sex so much better. I don't like to be hit below the belt though."Just saying! Who does?" Use cocounut oil for elbow grease it takes the wrinles out. :) Hope that weirdly helps!
Travis's comments made me go and watch the Foo FIghters' Low video, and also made me realize that I should never get extremely drunk with Travis in a seedy motel. Again.
Bill so cray cray!
I've hijacked my own post with BS. Any more Spec Scout thoughts, or Black List thoughts?
Are you seriously considering Spec scouts' services or just bashing website services like SS or Black List?The price to play is $300 for 3 spec scout Readers and a chance to be promoted by their email blast to potential Buyers and Reps. That's it. Same as Black List website and they charge $100.If you just want notes, spend $100 on Black List site, $100 for a Stage 32 reader, and $100 on a pro Reader off Twitter. That's $300 on 3 independent Readers to grade your script.
That's a good approach, but I still suggest one of the intensive screenwriting courses. Like I say, you'll get plenty of Notes and Readers as well as whatever else.
Im gonna drop $90 on David Mamet's masterclass. Nothing against Sorkin, Rhimes, but I like Mamet's style better
Dan- I'm waiting on a response from someone who requested my script, if he passes (my assumption) then I'll probly go spec scout.
Dan M - let me know what you think, I'm considering it too. Tx
AntonyWill do. They havent announced the release date yet.
Yeah, I dig Mamet too. Martin's one of my favorites, all-round, as well. They really do have some great talents, and I was impressed with Sorkin's class so far!
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