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  • #76
    Re: Franklin Leonard

    Originally posted by finalact4 View Post
    as far as i'm concerned, we're good. no hard feelings here.
    Likewise.
    "I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork.-- Peter De Vries

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    • #77
      Re: Franklin Leonard

      I stand by everything I said. I win the contest!!!!

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      • #78
        Re: Franklin Leonard

        Originally posted by finalact4 View Post
        i assume you did receive additional reviews because of the disparity between a 7 and a 3?
        I got an automated email mentioning the disparity and offering me an additional review for the discounted price of $40. But since the 3 lowered my average so much, I was not interested in any more reviews.

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        • #79
          Re: Franklin Leonard

          Originally posted by ScreenRider View Post
          I got an automated email mentioning the disparity and offering me an additional review for the discounted price of $40. But since the 3 lowered my average so much, I was not interested in any more reviews.
          hey ScreenRider:
          push back harder. that is not acceptable-- a five point spread? tell them that it is a poor reflection on their website when they tout that they are working within industry standards and there is such a huge disparity. respectfully request that they offer you one free and one at half price.

          is there anything you can discern from the 3 that you might be able to disqualify it for? for example, did they get a character's name wrong or a plot point wrong that might indicate that thy didn't actually read the script?

          apologies if you mentioned it previously, but are those the only two reviews you received? i do remember that they used to give discounted rates on a two point spread, but a 5 point spread is huge.

          if they push back with a, "no" tell them that you'll take the second review at a discount if they completely voice the 3 if you get a score 2 points above, which is a 5. that should help your average.

          push back, you can't get anything if you don't stand up for yourself. if you want you can email me both the reviews and i can try to see if there's anything that stands out. up to you.

          my email is in my profile.

          good luck.
          FA4
          "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist,- Pablo Picasso

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          • #80
            Re: Franklin Leonard

            Originally posted by Bono View Post
            I stand by everything I said. I win the contest!!!!
            the prize has already been claimed by the one true winner...

            Finaact4, breaker of rules, first of her name, true ruler of the infinite realms of the fantastical, writer of much and supporter of all writers.

            beat that, smarty pants.

            FA4
            "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist,- Pablo Picasso

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            • #81
              Re: Franklin Leonard

              While we're on the subject this was one of the reviews I got on there years back that I emailed them about. Still hilarious.

              http://messageboard.donedealpro.com/...5&postcount=61

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              • #82
                Re: Franklin Leonard

                Originally posted by finalact4 View Post
                is there anything you can discern from the 3 that you might be able to disqualify it for? for example, did they get a character's name wrong or a plot point wrong that might indicate that thy didn't actually read the script?

                apologies if you mentioned it previously, but are those the only two reviews you received? i do remember that they used to give discounted rates on a two point spread, but a 5 point spread is huge.

                I actually paid for five reviews up front.

                First one was a 7.

                The second one was a 5. It had some grammar mistakes, got a character name wrong and had a strange political objection. I complained to BL and they gave me a replacement review and removed the original from the average.

                Next day, the third review that was already in the queue got posted and it was a 3. I really can't complain about this one because it appeared that the reviewer read it and clearly spelled out the issues they had with it. It seemed like they just didn't buy the premise of the script and couldn't enjoy it. Obviously, it's subjective but I am surprised the score was so low. I thought you get a 3 for spelling your name right.

                Still waiting on three more reviews to come in. I think I will wait until all the scores come in to see which review is the outlier and then decide if there is anything to complain about. Hoping for a 2 or an 8 to make it even more random.

                I'll email you the two reviews. Thank you.

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                • #83
                  Re: Franklin Leonard

                  Originally posted by catcon View Post
                  I recall one previously who boasted about doing 3-5 reads per day.

                  For the kind of stuff I write? Nobody can process intelligently 3-5 of my scripts per day. Maybe 2, if they bust their a$$es.
                  But can you guarantee an industry reader is going to give your scripts that time? Surely to maintain a level playing field BL has to use the same readers working at the same speed as some unpaid/underpaid intern looking for his/her big break?
                  I heard the starting gun


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                  • #84
                    Re: Franklin Leonard

                    Originally posted by ScreenRider View Post
                    I actually paid for five reviews up front.

                    First one was a 7.

                    The second one was a 5. It had some grammar mistakes, got a character name wrong and had a strange political objection. I complained to BL and they gave me a replacement review and removed the original from the average.

                    Next day, the third review that was already in the queue got posted and it was a 3. I really can't complain about this one because it appeared that the reviewer read it and clearly spelled out the issues they had with it. It seemed like they just didn't buy the premise of the script and couldn't enjoy it. Obviously, it's subjective but I am surprised the score was so low. I thought you get a 3 for spelling your name right.

                    Still waiting on three more reviews to come in. I think I will wait until all the scores come in to see which review is the outlier and then decide if there is anything to complain about. Hoping for a 2 or an 8 to make it even more random.

                    I'll email you the two reviews. Thank you.
                    okay, sent you my thoughts for consideration. take note that it's coming from a different email address.

                    good luck with it. it sounds like a good premise.
                    FA4
                    "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist,- Pablo Picasso

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                    • #85
                      Re: Franklin Leonard

                      I just want to throw a few things in here.

                      Industry members do browse Script Revolution. They are very small ones but enough to kickstart a career.
                      There are some well rated scripts on there if you value BL reviews and certain competitions.
                      I'm trying my best. It's hard. It's really ****ing hard. I'm just a screenwriter in a bedroom.

                      I got a 2 on the Black List once and just got back from being flown out to LA for six weeks to watch a movie I'd written on assignment get made. I met Steve Guttenberg and the crew jumped a Ford Raptor. You can do the thing.

                      Try to keep away from the lotteries and casinos if you can.
                      Script Revolution - A free to use script hosting website that offers screenwriters a platform to promote their scripts and a way for filmmakers to search through them.

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                      • #86
                        Re: Franklin Leonard

                        Originally posted by CJ Walley View Post
                        I just want to throw a few things in here.

                        Industry members do browse Script Revolution. They are very small ones but enough to kickstart a career.
                        There are some well rated scripts on there if you value BL reviews and certain competitions.
                        I'm trying my best. It's hard. It's really ****ing hard. I'm just a screenwriter in a bedroom.

                        I got a 2 on the Black List once and just got back from being flown out to LA for six weeks to watch a movie I'd written on assignment get made. I met Steve Guttenberg and the crew jumped a Ford Raptor. You can do the thing.

                        Try to keep away from the lotteries and casinos if you can.
                        I love Guttenberg! Awesome.

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                        • #87
                          Re: Franklin Leonard

                          BL and other lotteries are the last thing one need spend time on. Network, and reach out to people in the industry.

                          9 years ago I thought i saw the forest through the trees... years later, multiple managers, going wide, options, blah blah blah.. so much of this is a spiderweb of cash grabs and time wasters for aspiring writers.

                          Find a writers group, or move to LA.

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                          • #88
                            Re: Franklin Leonard

                            So I got back all 5 Black List evaluations for my script and it was a straight flush. Scores of 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. I think I'll take a long break before rolling that ten-sided dice again.

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                            • #89
                              Re: Franklin Leonard

                              Originally posted by ScreenRider View Post
                              So I got back all 5 Black List evaluations for my script and it was a straight flush. Scores of 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. I think I'll take a long break before rolling that ten-sided dice again.

                              If you'd bought a sixth one, it probably would've been an 8 : )
                              "I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork.-- Peter De Vries

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                              • #90
                                Re: Franklin Leonard

                                Originally posted by UpandComing View Post
                                If you'd bought a sixth one, it probably would've been an 8 : )
                                Tempting...


                                Baby needs a new pair of shoes!

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