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12-17-2003, 07:15 AM
Anyone had any experience with scriptapalooza's coverage service? Good feedback? Worth the money?
01-11-2004, 05:22 AM
Okay, well I can answer my own query now. Sent off a script for coverage and, although they gave me a couple of decent notes, most of it was very ordinary stuff. Got a number of plot points wrong in the synopsis they did and some of their suggestions were hard to fathom. For example, the reader advocated eliminating a key character and replacing their actions with expositional dialogue from another character. Huh?? This after spewing forth screenplay bible guru guff such as "show, don't TELL". (Geez, I'm glad I paid someone a wad of money to hear THAT little gem). All in all, I'd give it a "PASS".
Generous of you to share the outcome.
Obvoiously I'll steer clear. But just for comparison, can I ask how much it was?
01-20-2004, 06:07 PM
I got the regular coverage, which is $175. You can opt for "development coverage" which is supposed to be more comprehensive for $250.
I guess it had some value for me in that maybe - and I'd like to think this isn't the case but fear it is - the person who did my coverage actually IS representative of the people who are screening spec scripts. As in someone I suspect has about as much experience at and knowledge of writing as....well, any college student who's read a few HOW TO WRITE A SCREENPLAY books. I got better feedback (and by that I don't mean positive, just more constructive) from a few writers I know personally. Live and learn.
Thanks. I guess I wouldn't have used that service anyway based on price. I've found a few places cheaper than that.
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