Originally Posted by BurOak
They said that they required a budget prepared by a line producer (at my expense) in order to evaluate a script or even a treatment. If I didn't have a line producer handy, they had one they could recommend who charges $4000 per script (of which "they'd pay half [wink, wink]"). If I did have one handy, and they didn't think the budget seemed"professional enough" they'd reject the project in toto.
Sounds like fee-based scammers to me.
Whoa! Yeah, man...sounds like a scam! I would forget about them and move on with quering "real" producers.
And by the way, I'm from Chicago too. I'm now out in SoCal. But the Chi will always be my home.