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Old 08-05-2013, 07:17 AM   #111
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Old 07-31-2015, 07:07 PM   #112
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Was looking up things on SpecScout and found this thread, wanted to see if anyone had any more success from it. Where it stands now? I read that the score cutoff used ot be 60, now it's 75? Wondering if the formula's been changed or if just reducing the amount of people who make it in.
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Old 08-01-2015, 06:11 AM   #113
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I think the Spec Scout model is flawed for screenwriters in that there's no flexibility in terms of their pricing. Maybe I'm wrong, but I only see one option -- to have three reviews for $197. Granted, there's no monthly fee involved like Blacklist's $25 hosting fee, but $197 is still a lot to spend in one chunk to a lot of writers. I'm sure Spec Scout will say that their reviews are more in-depth than Black List's and that $197 is still a bargain for three reviews, but I still think they should offer more flexibility regarding the number of reviews you can get. Also, I understand that their system requires multiple reviews because it's based on an average. Still, I think a more flexible system with pricing closer to Black List's would serve them (and writers) better.
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Old 08-21-2015, 05:29 PM   #114
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I just wanted to follow up because I ordered their coverage and just received it and I was floored by how thorough and thoughtful it was.

$197 is a little pricey up front, but for 3 sets of coverage its way worth it. Far and away better than BL evaluations. And for not much more cost wise. Though I can't speak to the value of exposure on BL vs SpecScout.

I received 13+ pages of notes. With some solid insight to things that don't work.

I did not receive a score of 75 which is a bummer, but it was darn close, but I did receive 3 considers and the scores seem to be fairly inline with other coverage people I've used Screenplay Mechanic, ScriptGal, and Wheelhouse writer.
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:54 AM   #115
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Where are you guys getting a $197 price? All I see is $297!
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Old 10-27-2015, 07:05 PM   #116
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It seems they raised it.
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Old 10-28-2015, 12:06 PM   #117
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Are people using Spec Scout as a way to get industry eyes on your script or are people using it to get three sets of feedback for one price?
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Old 10-28-2015, 08:49 PM   #118
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I was doing it for both, I received some really great feedback, and what I liked about it was that having three sets of eyes on it really showed larger problems, for instance if one person doesn't like something about my script i could chalk it up to opinion perhaps, but if three different people point out the same issue, say a character weakness or have the same question about a logic flaw then I know there's something really wrong there and not just a case of subjective opinion or maybe a reader skimmed something, etc.
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Old 10-29-2015, 10:41 PM   #119
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Thanks and good luck!
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Old 11-20-2015, 02:14 PM   #120
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I have had my script listed on Spec Scout for about a year now - got a rating higher than 75. Zero industry response.

I will say this - their coverage was fantastic. 3 separate reviews. Extremely detailed. Worth every penny - even if only to correct formatting/spelling errors for a final polish. You're essentially getting 3 separate points of view instead of 1

Their coverage is a thousand times better than the Black list. There's real effort from the readers - 3 pages of notes each. Instead of a single general paragraph of why your script doesn't work.
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