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Don
Posted: January 11th, 2018, 10:49am Report to Moderator
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So, what are you writing?

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Hi Folks,

A number of you have received emails from a "Michelle Jennifer Barrett" indicating that she has read your script on SimplyScripts and may have information that would help you.  

Here is the thread on those experiences

To be clear, "Michelle Jennifer Barrett" is in no way associated with SimplyScripts. This is neither an endorsement nor a condemnation.  I'm just making the relationship clear.

General cautionary information: Before handing over any of your hard earned money, please take the time to research the person or organization that approaches you.  

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Just remember the old saying... "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is".  I would be interested in hearing more about folks' interactions with this person as I too have been contacted.
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she messaged me clamoring over a script i wrote.
then she said she had a friend who had all these connections and was basically handing me over all this "valuable" information like i'm God's gift to writing and telling me not to share it with anyone.  

i know a scam when i see one and this chick is all sorts of fishy. I'm staying clear of her.

proceed with extreme caution.
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GGutshall

I responded to her the first time because I thought she was just a nice random reader. The 2nd e-mail she sends she talks a bit about her friend John with no last name. John with no last name apparently is a professional screenwriter and novelist and is willing to help you on your screenplay.

She provides a link to a list of production companies ( which is kinda handy to have, I guess) and another link for you to fill out a form for smartsheet.com


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Hi Andrew,

I was talking to my friend John about your work and he really liked what I had to say. We went to school together. Hes a professional screenwriter and novelist who also helps market manuscripts.

In any case, he said I could share you this big list of producers and financiers you can market your scripts to. They're always looking for new material. He just asks that you don't post it online or sell it:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fer2kjd3p3ydrd7/HollywoodDirectory.xlsm?dl=0

Apparently there are multiple tabs in the sheet organized based on whether they accept from unproduced or unrepresented writers, etc. He can better explain the submission process to you so you can make the most of it. He stays pretty busy, but said he'd be willing to chat with you about your screenwriting goals if you'd like. I figured a bit of networking could help.

He created a form so the two of you can stay organized. If you fill it out, he said he'll contact you after he receives the information. He'll be happy to provide some free advice and information if that's all you're looking for.

Here's the link to the form he made for you: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/73ed8a4a4f7c4e1b8f299356672377d6

I really don't know much more about how it all works so you'd be better off contacting him directly about that. I'm starting to feel like his volunteer secretary. Haha.

Hope he can help!



Michelle Jennifer Barrett  




I stopped replying to her.
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Hi Mark,

I was talking to my friend John about your work and he really liked what I had to say. We went to school together. Hes a professional screenwriter and novelist who also helps market manuscripts.

In any case, he said I could share you this big list of producers and financiers you can market your scripts to. They're always looking for new material. He just asks that you don't post it online or sell it:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fer2kjd3p3ydrd7/HollywoodDirectory.xlsm?dl=0

Apparently there are multiple tabs in the sheet organized based on whether they accept from unproduced or unrepresented writers, etc. He can better explain the submission process to you so you can make the most of it. He stays pretty busy, but said he'd be willing to chat with you about your screenwriting goals if you'd like. I figured a bit of networking could help.

He created a form so the two of you can stay organized. If you fill it out, he said he'll contact you after he receives the information. He'll be happy to provide some free advice and information if that's all you're looking for.

Here's the link to the form he made for you: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/73ed8a4a4f7c4e1b8f299356672377d6

I really don't know much more about how it all works so you'd be better off contacting him directly about that. I'm starting to feel like his volunteer secretary. Haha.

Hope he can help!



Michelle Jennifer Barrett




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I got the same reply.  My day job is in software development, so I did a little sleuthing.  The "list" this person is sending you is contained in a macro-enabled Excel spreadsheet.  These are notorious mechanisms for transporting computer Trojans & viruses.  I did not chance opening it to investigate further.  Seems super sketchy to me... classic social engineering/phishing...
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Posted: January 16th, 2018, 7:58am Report to Moderator
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Thanks for that info. I didn't click on either one of the links. I never do when I get unsolicited emails. I guess my instincts were right this time.  


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Got the same. Not liking the feel of it.
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