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Old 11-16-2014, 07:38 PM   #581
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I have a script that's "awaiting assignment." To my chagrin, I noticed a couple typos in the pdf. Nothing major, but I was wondering if I could fix them and upload a new version, or if I have to wait until it's been reviewed.
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Old 11-17-2014, 01:38 PM   #582
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You can just swap it out. You'll get a notice when they download it. At that point, it's probably too late.
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Old 11-20-2014, 07:21 PM   #583
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I've had my script listed for two months now and I've only gotten four views, only one of which was a professional view, and not one single download.

So is this the entire Black List experience? Or is my case some sort of rarity? Because to this point, this site has seemed like a total waste of money...
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:55 PM   #584
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I've had my script listed for two months now and I've only gotten four views, only one of which was a professional view, and not one single download.

So is this the entire Black List experience? Or is my case some sort of rarity? Because to this point, this site has seemed like a total waste of money...
If you don't have at least one rating of 8 or higher, I'd say paying to leave it up is a waste of money.
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:13 PM   #585
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I've had my script listed for two months now and I've only gotten four views, only one of which was a professional view, and not one single download.

So is this the entire Black List experience? Or is my case some sort of rarity? Because to this point, this site has seemed like a total waste of money...
You don't pay the Black List for results. You pay the Black List for the opportunity to get results.
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:47 AM   #586
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I've had my script listed for two months now and I've only gotten four views, only one of which was a professional view, and not one single download.

So is this the entire Black List experience? Or is my case some sort of rarity? Because to this point, this site has seemed like a total waste of money...
I must have missed the part where The Black List guarantees results. Seriously, there does come a point in the quest where you need to step back and realize the The Black List is just that, a list of scripts rated on their site by assigned numbers, numbers given arbitrarily by human readers. After that, anything that happens with your script is out of their hands. It's up to the "pros" whether they download or read.

Your logline, your genre, your script itself needs to be something they're looking for on top of everything else. And then, your script needs to hit a bullseye. Something that doesn't happen all that much. So relax, regroup, maybe write another script or two, and next time go the query route or try The Black List again, knowing exactly what it is and what it does. There is success to be found on it. But I'm willing to bet the percentage of success versus the number of scripts posted is very very low. Because that's what the entire industry is like.
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Old 11-21-2014, 06:33 AM   #587
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I've had my script listed for two months now and I've only gotten four views, only one of which was a professional view, and not one single download.

So is this the entire Black List experience? Or is my case some sort of rarity? Because to this point, this site has seemed like a total waste of money...
That's pretty much the blacklist experience. Did you purchase any reviews? Without a paid review score of at least eight, there's no point, imo, of having a listing at all.

The people who do get traction are the rarities.
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:36 AM   #588
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I've had my script listed for two months now and I've only gotten four views, only one of which was a professional view, and not one single download.

So is this the entire Black List experience? Or is my case some sort of rarity? Because to this point, this site has seemed like a total waste of money...

Since this is your first post, let me say Welcome to the board!

Now that that's out of the way, your question has probably been answered a dozen times or more in one of the previous Black List threads.

The fact that you were either too lazy or too impatient to search it out on your own does not bode well for your career as a writer, where patience, perseverance and the ability to seek out your own way into the business are your biggest assets.

Even still, lets say you're posting this from a hospital bed, where you have a brilliant script and only a month to live. You could have worded your question in a way that didn't seem designed to paint the BL in a negative light.
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:14 AM   #589
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I've had my script listed for two months now and I've only gotten four views, only one of which was a professional view, and not one single download.

So is this the entire Black List experience? Or is my case some sort of rarity? Because to this point, this site has seemed like a total waste of money...
It probably is a waste of YOUR money, yes. Real success is what's rare. Also, when ads for Final Draft say "Just add words" they can't promise success, either. Or even a comprehensible screenplay.
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:48 PM   #590
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Okay, that's enough potshots at the new guy. His question has been answered, let's move along.
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