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Don
Posted: May 5th, 2013, 12:14pm Report to Moderator
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Based upon recent successes that folks on the site have had and on recent constructive critisim I have received from Timothy Woodward Jr I am strongly considering creating a "Covered Scripts" section of the site.  This would be a listing of scripts for which the writer has received coverage with a 'grade' of either "consider" or "recommend".

I would like input on what information should be presented. My thoughts:

Title:
Author:
Genre:
Logline:
Page Length:
Budget:
Coverage Grade: Consider or Recommend
Coverage provider:
Antecedent:  
Synopsis:

Would you put on your "producer's" hat and let me know your thoughts?

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First off Don, I think this is a great idea.

As far as I can see, this site encourages amateur writers to become better, and to some degree, more commercial. In short give them a chance.

A thread for covered scripts fits that bill.

Before the detail of what is posted is considered, I just wondered to whom you offer this? Is it to anybody? Or is it to SS memebers in general? Or posisbly available to those you have passed some eligibility eg memebers for a period of time, number of posts etc

Selfishly, my preference would be to have this open to board members to encourage participation and to make a decent connection between the thread and the board. After all, anybody can join.

On the other hand, If you open it to all persons that may attract more responses, which may suit you as owner.

In terms of your list, I don't have much experience but I think this list is more than adequate. Anything more could be an over load. The only one I wonder about is budget, but in the coverage i've seen this seems to be provided to may be not an issue.

All the best with this.


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I'm honestly kind of split on this one. On the one hand, if there was a section of covered scripts that got consider and recommend, why would prospective producers bother to look at any of the other scripts? Not saying a pass should be on the same level as the other two but perhaps scripts that haven't gotten coverage yet should still have a decent shot at getting read. On the other hand, it'd be extremely helpful for writers who have obviously put in the hard work, which has always been the spirit of this site. All I know is that if the leg up outweighs the disadvantages, that's probably the way to go. That said, I'm leaning in the direction that this is a good idea.


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Before the detail of what is posted is considered, I just wondered to whom you offer this? Is it to anybody? Or is it to SS members in general? Or possibly available to those you have passed some eligibility eg members for a period of time, number of posts etc




Bill, to begin, this will only be open to members of the discussion board who expressed an interest, have actually gotten script coverage for his/her script and are patient enough with me to work through the bugs of getting this up and out.   I don't foresee a huge number.  

Also, I'm debating on whether the actual script needs to be posted on the site or not.   Up to this point, SimplyScripts has been about reading and writing scripts and writer's helping each other more so than trying to get scripts sold.  If it was about selling scripts, the site would be a lot different.

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I think you've covered all the important information...I think this is a good idea. I think producers would continue to also look in all the threads, so I don't think this would limit anyone. I have coverage on a few scripts. I get coverage on all my first ten pages...BUT I can't afford to get coverage on all of my scripts. I have two though that will be done this month and plan to get coverage.



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One extra point.

I think SS is great place to post a script and get feedback, good and bad. I would imagine this could be off putting to a producer who is seeing allsorts of feedback.  However, the writer can then go away, improve the script and seek Coverage.

The original thread would always be tainted by feedback on a different version.

By having a different thread you seperate these elements which I feel is positive - one to gain feedback, one to post the finished product.


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I think it's a great idea, however, I don't think it does any good if the scripts with coverage gets their own board. Reason being is that I don't think potential producers/directors/actors looking for scripts go to the forum. They go to the home page, click on unrpoduced scripts then click on what genre they are looking for and then go to that script page and look down the list. They don't search through the boards. At least I don't think so. After someone has clicked on the unproduced buttom and the choice of genre comes up, have an extra button to click on there for scripts with coverage of Consider or Recommend.


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I have no idea what an Antecedent is. Can someone tell me?

In regards to the coverage, I'm down. But as Pia pointed out, it should be more accessible on the home page and not in the discussion board.

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Quoted from James McClung
I'm honestly kind of split on this one. On the one hand, if there was a section of covered scripts that got consider and recommend, why would prospective producers bother to look at any of the other scripts? Not saying a pass should be on the same level as the other two but perhaps scripts that haven't gotten coverage yet should still have a decent shot at getting read. On the other hand, it'd be extremely helpful for writers who have obviously put in the hard work, which has always been the spirit of this site. All I know is that if the leg up outweighs the disadvantages, that's probably the way to go. That said, I'm leaning in the direction that this is a good idea.


James, you have a valid point.  Ideally all the scripts on the site should be presented in a 'producer friendly' format.  

Up until this point, the site has been less about getting the script made and more about improving the script and being a resource.

I probably should make it clear on the "Covered Scripts" section that these are only scripts that have received coverage and that there are a whole lot more scripts in other places.


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I think SS is great place to post a script and get feedback, good and bad. I would imagine this could be off putting to a producer who is seeing allsorts of feedback.  However, the writer can then go away, improve the script and seek Coverage.

The original thread would always be tainted by feedback on a different version.

By having a different thread you seperate these elements which I feel is positive - one to gain feedback, one to post the finished product.

The covered scripts section would be something like the unproduced section here: http://www.simplyscripts.com/unpro.html with a link over to the discussion board.  


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I think it's a great idea, however, I don't think it does any good if the scripts with coverage gets their own board. Reason being is that I don't think potential producers/directors/actors looking for scripts go to the forum. They go to the home page, click on unrpoduced scripts then click on what genre they are looking for and then go to that script page and look down the list. They don't search through the boards. At least I don't think so. After someone has clicked on the unproduced buttom and the choice of genre comes up, have an extra button to click on there for scripts with coverage of Consider or Recommend.


Pia,

I, too, suspect that is the behavior.  From what I learned from Timothy's experience, he checked the unproduced page at: http://www.simplyscripts.com/unpro.html for new scripts posted.  

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I have no idea what an Antecedent is. Can someone tell me?

In regards to the coverage, I'm down. But as Pia pointed out, it should be more accessible on the home page and not in the discussion board.

Gabe


"Antecedent" would be like, "What is this script similar to?" e.g.,

"Toy Story 3 meets Night of the Living Dead"
or

Avatar is like "a Smurf version of Disney's Pocahontas on an alien planet"

Perhaps I should use, "What is this script similar to?"


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Actually, I think i'm leaning towards a "no" vote on this one, Don.  Admittedly, my experience with coverage is limited to Screenplay Readers, which was abysmal.  But I think that creating a separate section for covered scripts would result in effectively ghettoizing scripts that could well be equally good or better.  There are plenty of reasons not to seek coverage.  Budget is always an issue, and why throw away money when many coverage agencies are poor quality, or even sometimes scams?  One of the great things about SS is that it's equal opportunity.  I think this would take away from that aspect, to the detriment of the site.  IMHO...

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Actually, I think i'm leaning towards a ”no” vote on this one, Don.  Admittedly, my experience with coverage is limited to screenplay readers, which was abysmal.  But I think that creating a separate section for covered scripts would result in effectively ghettoizing scripts that could well be equally good or better.  There are plenty of reasons not to seek coverage.  Budget is always an issue, and why throw away money when many coverage agencies are poor quality, or sometimes scams?  One of the great things about ss is that its equall opportunity.  I think this would take away from that aspect, to the.detriment of the site.  Imho.


I agree with this.


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I can see where Janet's coming from, and as I mentioned before, I don't have any experience with any coverage companies to go off of, but they just don't seem realistic for me right now at this stage.  (Unless it's on Bab's request).

But I'd view the 'Covered Scripts' section more from a learning experience (which is the true spirit of SimplyScripts, right?  :-)  than as a venue to try and get something produced.  (Although I wouldn't complain if I did.)  So for me, in a learning capacity, I think a 'Covered Scripts Section' would be a very good idea.

I'd be very interested in reading 'coverage' reports for scripts that I've already read and have my own opinion of to compare and contrast.

Would the actual 'coverage' also be available, or is it just the 'recommend' or 'consider'.  To me, for writers who don't mind sharing their coverage, that experience could be priceless for those who study the craft as a whole.


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My only issue with the Consider or Recommend part is that I have used several coverage companies and script readers, inexpensive and expensive. Screenplay Readers are the only ones that say Pass, Consider or Recommend. In other words, if someone spends hundreds of dollars to get their script read, but don't get that grade?


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