Originally Posted by Bono
What I get confused/annoyed/angry about are the script consultants who charge high fees like $750, $1500, $5000, for their expertise, but are also writers themselves who are trying to sell their scripts. They may have some credits, but nothing huge.
I find that to be almost wrong. I don't fault them because I get it. They really want to be a famous screenwriter, but short of that, they need to make a living.
I've got a friend who runs a pool cleaning business part time. He hates it so much, he jacked up his fee on purpose so the highly overpriced amounts of money would drive off his customers - advice handed down to him from someone else who did the same thing, based on hearing the tip from someone else etc...
It worked. He lost all of his customers.
But he still cleans the odd pool. For insanely, f*cking ridiculous $$$.
Some people charge a lot because they don't want to read other peoples scripts. If a new writer is stupid enough to pay them to read it without doing a 0.92 second Google search, then that's their problem.