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Grandma Bear
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Just curious if any of you still use Inktip to post your scripts or if you use something else. I have my thriller Desert Tears getting closer to completion. Just finished the second draft and need to do a third, but I think that would be fairly quick, but I'm not sure what to do with it yet. I used to have people waiting for my scripts, but I guess I've been out of it for so long, they are no longer waiting. I have never queried anyone, so I guess that's an option.

What do you guys do?  


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I've got an Inktip subscription, I pay to list 1 script (and then rotate which is up there), and the weekly newsletter too.

I used it a couple of years ago, then let it lapse for a while... I've been back on for three months so far and I've had some interest and a couple of read requests but nothing more to date.

It feels the right place for a few of my scripts, given budgets and contained nature, so I thought I'd give it another whirl.

Outside of SS I guess there's Script Revolution and a few other listing sites, competitions, and cold queries... there's also Screenwriting Staffing which is similar to the Inktip leads.


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Oh, and Selling Your Screenplay (SYS Select) too, I believe (if memory serves) that the Screenwriting Staffing leads are part of the subscription costs... but I think you've tried SYS Select before.


And lastly there's Blcklst - which seems to have it's advocates and detractors in equal measure.


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Never tried Inktip. I stick mainly to looking up producers on ImDbPro and querying them. I get roughly a ten percent response rate, so it works for me. Just lately I've been thinking about querying agents, but waiting on one more producer read before I take that leap.

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I tried it for a few months WAY back and quit.  I generated very little interest on my scripts. Now, I obviously don't know if that means Inktip sucks or that I do. Regardless - no bang for the buck.

Then in 2019 I won the Silver Award in the PAGE contest. The prize came with a free listing on Inktip for the script. So I gave it another whack - nada. No requests and I think I had a grand total of 4 downloads in 4 months.

I am a member - so I get there email with the two free queries they have each week (i.e., Producers looking for a particular type of script). I have queried off of that about 40 times - nada.

SO for me - not worth it. Your mileage may vary.





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Last time I used Inktip was three years ago. I could just imagine things, but it seems to me they are a smaller player now than they used to be,

SYS, I gave up on after just a few months. I like SS, obviously, and I like Script Revolution as well, but I don't want to post my script in the open for anyone to read just yet. Also, when it comes to SR, I get a lot of downloads there, but 99% of them are by other writers.

I looked into the Trackingboard, but I'm not I understand how it works.

I guess quering is my next option. Feels kind of scary. I don't do well dealing with strangers in text form. In person, I get along with everyone, but in text...  


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When you get ready to market it... if you want I'll show you a few tricks. I've gotten a couple options that way.

I search deals on donedealpro to see who's making the kind of script I'm selling.. and from there you can look them up on imdbpro ... and contact them.. sometimes it's best to do town the totum pole though .. instead of hitting the hard candy. Everyone is looking for a great script. You won't have any problems getting bites if the concept is good.

I don't do much anymore.. with writing.. but happy to help anyway I can.
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Well, Dena, you're definitely the first one I'll call. You have a magic touch when reaching out to people. I don't know why, but I seem to always scare people off. I'll guess it's my non-smooth straight forward Swedish touch.  


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I was on Inktip for a couple years, had quite a few downloads but nothing more than that. I only had one feature listed as it costs $ per script and only listed in the newsletter maybe once or twice (no response). I eventually discontinued as it seemed like a money pit since the ratio of contacts made on Simply Scripts and Script Revolution was way more successful than Inktip. SS even outweighs SR when it comes to garnering serious interest.

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Quoted from JEStaats
I was on Inktip for a couple years, had quite a few downloads but nothing more than that. I only had one feature listed as it costs $ per script and only listed in the newsletter maybe once or twice (no response). I eventually discontinued as it seemed like a money pit since the ratio of contacts made on Simply Scripts and Script Revolution was way more successful than Inktip. SS even outweighs SR when it comes to garnering serious interest.

This place rocks.


concur!


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I've put a few shorts up there, which is free, paid for one feature and won a free listing which I used for a TV pilot.

I got a few downloads on the feature but nothing more. The TV pilot got nothing, and I mentioned it was a Page Awards semi-finalist in the listing. I was disappointed  with that so I emailed them and they replied, saying they don't get TV producers using their service! Well, they don't mention that anywhere on their site!


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Quoted from MarkRenshaw
I emailed them and they replied, saying they don't get TV producers using their service! Well, they don't mention that anywhere on their site!

Good to know and that's kind of crummy...

I had The Hit up there several years ago and had several bites and ended up optioning it to a mid-sized production company. I was soooo excited! The option was for two years and after they failed to get the funding I got the script back. Learned a big lesson there. I turned down several other companies during those two years. Nowadays, I only do options in 3 month increments.


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Quoted from Grandma Bear

Nowadays, I only do options in 3 month increments.


I got an offer for an option a few months ago. I tried to ask for 6 months. They told me they need 12 or 18 months to see if they can get any traction on the project. That a shorter time span on such an agreement does not spur action. Sadly, I've heard the same thing before, so I agreed. And, they are right. Getting funding takes time. They need to talk to talent, investors, visit film markets, network, and so on before they can assess if a project has a future in their hands.
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I got an offer for an option a few months ago. I tried to ask for 6 months. They told me they need 12 or 18 months to see if they can get any traction on the project. That a shorter time span on such an agreement does not spur action. Sadly, I've heard the same thing before, so I agreed. And, they are right. Getting funding takes time. They need to talk to talent, investors, visit film markets, network, and so on before they can assess if a project has a future in their hands.


I agree. What I tell them is that I will happily extend the option another three months if they can show me that they are actively working on getting funding.  


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Quoted from Grandma Bear


I agree. What I tell them is that I will happily extend the option another three months if they can show me that they are actively working on getting funding.  


For me, another factor is whether or not you are paid for the option.  I will not go beyond 6 mos for unpaid. Will go up to 12 for paid


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For me, another factor is whether or not you are paid for the option.  I will not go beyond 6 mos for unpaid. Will go up to 12 for paid


Yeah, the $1 thing is BS!


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Quoted from Grandma Bear


Yeah, the $1 thing is BS!


CONCUR


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The last few sales of my short scripts have been two year options, but I've been happy to accommodate this as they've paid me. Money always shows who is serious about producing and who are just hedging their bets.


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Quoted from MarkRenshaw
The last few sales of my short scripts have been two year options, but I've been happy to accommodate this as they've paid me. Money always shows who is serious about producing and who are just hedging their bets.


Yep - money talks


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I've used Inktip twice and I had the same experience as Dave.  Nada.  Zilch. Zip.

I've had a feature optioned, and it was from someone finding it here on SS.  I've had three shorts produced, and all three were found here on SS (all three were ones I gave a free use of the script to get made).  I've had a ton of looks of scripts I've written both here and on Script Revolution, and a lot of inquiries, but they're almost always for shorts that are low budget and that I'm basically giving away just so I can create content on my iMDB page.

I've looked at the Tracking Board and Screenwriter Staffing, and I put a couple of scripts on the BlackList and got mostly 7's on the ratings, but nothing ever became of it. So i've basically just said the heck with it and just post my stuff here and on Script Revolution.

But my interest in all of this is different than maybe most of yours.  For me this is a hobby, an interest I enjoy. It's not something that consumes me or that I want to make a career.  I'm afraid I would starve pretty quickly if I tried to make it as a full-time writer.


An utterly mediocre writer who somehow still falls bass ackwards into getting some of his scripts produced.
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Quoted from Gary Howell
I've used Inktip twice and I had the same experience as Dave.  Nada.  Zilch. Zip.

I've had a feature optioned, and it was from someone finding it here on SS.  I've had three shorts produced, and all three were found here on SS (all three were ones I gave a free use of the script to get made).  I've had a ton of looks of scripts I've written both here and on Script Revolution, and a lot of inquiries, but they're almost always for shorts that are low budget and that I'm basically giving away just so I can create content on my iMDB page.

I've looked at the Tracking Board and Screenwriter Staffing, and I put a couple of scripts on the BlackList and got mostly 7's on the ratings, but nothing ever became of it. So i've basically just said the heck with it and just post my stuff here and on Script Revolution.

But my interest in all of this is different than maybe most of yours.  For me this is a hobby, an interest I enjoy. It's not something that consumes me or that I want to make a career.  I'm afraid I would starve pretty quickly if I tried to make it as a full-time writer.


Agree. I think I have tried them all. Inktip. Blacklist, Virtual Pitchfest, etc. Any success or interest I have ever has come from here, Script Revolution and I have gotten several queries from folks off of contests.

My wet dream script selling site continues to be the one where they act as a virtual agent. Something like they offer to post scripts for free, they filter for the ones they like, they market to producer and only get $$ when the writer gets $$.


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Looks like Inktip are going to be changing a few things this year...

This is from the latest newsletter.


One of the perennial questions we answer at InkTip is, "What service is the best?” Between our script listing, Preferred Newsletter, and (until recently) InkTip Magazine, there are a lot of choices our writers make.

Today, we are happy to announce InkTip Pro, a monthly subscription that combines our existing services into a single, simpler package.

With InkTip Pro, you can make one of your scripts in your Script Library live to Industry Professionals. As long as your membership is active, you have no expiration dates. Do you have a lot of scripts? We'll offer additional live scripts for you to add to your membership. In addition, InkTip Pro will include 6+ weekly script requests like our Preferred Newsletter service. You'll be able to pitch to these requests through the weekly newsletter or on InkTip directly.

We'll have more information for you next week. Stay tuned!


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Seems to me more and more companies are doing what SS has done for 20+ years, offering a place to post your scripts for anyone to find. Only SS does it for free though. Script Revolution too, I guess.

InkTip IMO, is losing as others start to offer the same thing. I have a script posted there right now and never have there been such low responses. I won't post a script there again.


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Quoted from Grandma Bear
Seems to me more and more companies are doing what SS has done for 20+ years, offering a place to post your scripts for anyone to find. Only SS does it for free though. Script Revolution too, I guess.

InkTip IMO, is losing as others start to offer the same thing. I have a script posted there right now and never have there been such low responses. I won't post a script there again.


Yeah - they won't be seeing $$ from me. Nothing against them - I just have not seen them as a successful model.

I continue to wait for my holy grail site. In my view, if any of these thought that they had a real inroad to producers - they would abandon the dream-making fee-based service and get right down to the virtual agent service - they market your scripts and take a percent when they are sold. Thing about it - if they really had a success rate any where near to what they market - they stop chasing the monthly fees and start chasing commissions.


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