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dogglebe
Posted: September 24th, 2006, 8:41am Report to Moderator
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When I was under contract with them, I had someone in Hollywood interested in reading The Burnout.  He said he wouldn't look at it unless it was submitted by my agent or lawyer.

I told The Screenplay Agency this and they refused to send it.  They said they hads their own way of doing things.

WTF?


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When I was under contract with them, I had someone in Hollywood interested in reading The Burnout.  He said he wouldn't look at it unless it was submitted by my agent or lawyer.

I told The Screenplay Agency this and they refused to send it.  They said they hads their own way of doing things.

WTF?


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I believe I can give you a pretty good explanation as to why the Screenplay Agency wouldn’t forward your material:

The producer you had contact with was probably a legitimate, reputable producer. The Screenplay Agency CANNOT forward material to a reputable Hollywood producer because no reputable Hollywood producer would accept material from the Screenplay Agency.

Furthermore, the fact that you had direct correspondence with the producer increases the Agency’s chances of having their fraud exposed.



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It's worse than that.  This from a set of reliable sources in the industry.  They include a checklist of why they rejected it with every submission they make, just to speed up the rejection process.  They don't want to handle any sales, they just want your money.


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Posted: September 25th, 2006, 10:18am Report to Moderator
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I don't think many producers would be familiar with TSA.  It doesn't concern them.  It would be like bad plumbers, to them.  They're concerned with those they know and can do business with.


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I don't think many producers would be familiar with TSA.  It doesn't concern them.  It would be like bad plumbers, to them.  They're concerned with those they know and can do business with.


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Producers have their blacklists just like everyone else in every other industry.


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If TSA never submits anything, how would the producers even know of them?


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Because they and all their other counterparts used to until it became more trouble than it was worth, now they just bilk authors for money.

They used to include a checklist for reasons for rejection in every submission they would make.  They would spam out ten or so queries with that, all would come back as rejected, they would send out a notice to the author, telling them it needed more work, the author would send in more money, they would possibly spam some more, or they would just give it up and let the author go saying they couldn't get a sale.

A few friends of mine used to recieve their blanket, poorly constructed, checklist queries.  

It seems now they have streamlined it but producers and publishers aren't quick to forget people like that.


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Posted: December 25th, 2006, 9:44am Report to Moderator
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I just learned that The Screenplay Agency is holding an alledged screenwriting competition called The Studio Readers Competition.

Hopefully, no one entered it.


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They are a total rip off. They don't do anything to promote your script. The do try and outsource you to other companies for fine tuning your script. Even then the people they use are rip offs.
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Today, I received an e-mail from the Film Literary Group, offering its services.  A little research showed that this company has a shady reputation, much like its founder, Stephen Grey.

I thought I would mention this and bump the thread up.  There are a lot of so-called agents.  These people show a great interest in your work.  They either ask for a fee to represent you, or they say that your script needs work and that you should send your script to their script doctor.  These doctors charge a fee, also.  If you pay this fee, the agency will keep feeding you the same that that the script is almost there and that it must go back to the script doctor...at your expense.

Keep your eyes open, boys and girls.  If anyone approaches you, research them before you sign any papers.


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These guys are the worst. They are nothing but a scam. I sent them a 17 page script that was bull and they wanted to sign a contract. They use a outside service to stroke you as an editing service and they are big crooks. Beware of these guys they are scamers.
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are these guys advertising as writers literary screenplay agency now? ouch! i saw an ad on the SS homepage and sent them a query. didn't realise till after they could be the same scammers! i won't send them a script that's for sure.  can't SS block the maggots from advertising? cheers


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Steve,
Don't bother with them at all. A good agency will have your stuff edited for you if they like the script. This is a scam. Believe me I know first hand about this group.
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Quoted from stevie
are these guys advertising as writers literary screenplay agency now? ouch! i saw an ad on the SS homepage and sent them a query. didn't realise till after they could be the same scammers! i won't send them a script that's for sure.  can't SS block the maggots from advertising? cheers


I'd like to know the url if you could.  I have the screenplay agency blocked on google.  You shouldn't be seeing ads for them.

These are the ones I've blocked.
screenplaywritersagency.com
thescreenplayagency.com
wlscreenplayagency.com
writersliterary.com
filmliterarygroup.com


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hi don heres the link  WlwRitErsAgency.com .  it looks legit then you go to another one for screenplays which is the writers literary agency.. looks like the same mob of parasites!
the ad is on page 4 of this thread actually!



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