I'm kinda new to the site, and don't really understand how I go about getting reviews for my script, Monster Mash. I come from Triggerstreet, so I'm used to a credit system, but what is the system here? Do I randomly email people asking for swaps reviews, or am I missing a process?
You offer to swap, and it helps to post a logline and genre.
Ok, cool. Thanks for the quick response.
Monster Mash is an ensemble Comedy/Horror that's fast paced and doesn't take itself too seriously.
Logine: A timid teen, his misfit friends and faithful mummy must battle an army of monsters to rescue his crush from her sorceress possessed father, who seeks death, destruction... and a comfortable G-string.
I've been told that the script reads like a mash-up of The Goonies, Evil Dead 2 and Superbad in terms of action, horror and comedy (in that order).
I'm happy to swap scripts with other comedy or horror writers out there.
This isn't a review site. It's a production company that allows you to post your script here for consideration. They get an exclusive 45 day option and you can make your script public so it can be viewed by anyone. And maybe someone will give you a review. If you need reviews, then you really shouldn't be posting it here, but rather at Triggerstreet or Zoetrope. And when it's ready to be sold, then post it here.
Daniel said, her sorceress possessed father, who seeks... a comfortable G-string
Sexual confusion doesn't go over big here.
If you look at the Development Slate, juvenile action adventure seems to be the judges' preference. And by judges, I mean the guys who decide whether to pay you a $10,000 advance to option your work.
Sounds like... you need a few more drafts to work on the characters.
A Participant says:
You don't have to give reviews if you don't want to, but giving out false information and dismissing people like that.
You should seriously read many buttons and titles on the web pages on this site. There are 2 different ways of giving reviews: Movies have a comprehensive review/rating system and series have a simple rating system, but most people leave reviews in project's forums.
In other words.
This is a site for reviews.
Precious few will get their work optioned and NONE have ever SOLD anything to Amazon. So - this is not a place to sell your work. This is a place to TRY to get your work optioned or - in most cases - get peer reviewed.
A Participant says:
That should read "but giving out false information and dismissing people like that is not helpful."
Kinda agree with Tony. Maybe the main intention of this site isn't about reviews, but it's happening more then everything else. I had an amazing improvement from my first script to my last. If you couldn't sell your script, you can improve it here.
Daniel, like they said before, ask people reviews. A lot of people here is just like you, they want that someone read and review their on work, so the honest thing to do is trade reviews. There are a lot of posts like "Trade review for my series", "Swap reviews". Look for treads like that and go on.Another thing is to send personal mails asking for this kind of help. Another hint is to write reviews too. You learn a lot reading other's work, mostly BAD and AMAZING ones, so you can see all the mistakes, but also see all the scores.
I did all the things that I told you in this post and they were all helpful with my show.
Hope I could be useful,
Wish you the best
Thanks guys. I'll check out some members with similar work and email them.
I guess it all depends on your goals. I follow the view that it's best to only show your good work, because once someone sees your bad work they're less likely to look at your work again. This is probably not a big deal on a review site, but where you may potentially lose a sale (from Amazon), probably a bad idea. Sure the odds are slim, but...
I'll take a look at your script, Daniel.
Thanks Joseph. Is there anything you want me to read for you?
Also, Monster Mash is sophomoric/crass in comedic tone, so if you are easily offended you might not want to read it!