Does anything less than a 5 star review mean anything to AS?
Also, does the number of reviews carry any weight?
Nobody really knows...but for the most part it seems as though reviews really don't matter at all to AS.
They serve mostly as a way to better your writing...which is great!
I don't think any reviews carry weight with AS.
They're just for the authors to help develop their work.
They did once, but what was that the Raven said in Poe's poem?
I give this thread 4 stars.
Besides reviews--Has starting a discussion on your script page prompted more downloads of it? Anyone even read the discussion part?
I don't think reviews increase or decrease your chances with AS but I think it can be helpful to read what people think of you script.
I think one bad review scares readers away, so sadly second opinions are usually out the window.
You have to wonder how unbiased reviews will be, since the projects are competing.
Reviews don't mean ANYTHING since a good number of people don't know the difference between what's quality and what's bad. Don't take anything personally when you get less than 5 stars.
Thanks for the input. We're in this kind of blind, since AS doesn't tell us a lot. I inquired if they may look into direct-to-cable sales later. I see scripts on here that would make good TV MOVIES. AS said it might be considered later on.
I don't think reviews really matter in the grand scheme of project selection at AS. I had a chat with the acquisitions dept. of the PPC. AS is still finding it's footing, so it's like any other production company-- they don't really know what they're looking for until it comes across their desk.
On a side note, Chris is right. Peer reviews on AS, if anything, are very good practice for developing a tough skin. Those here who've ever had a spec go out to studios or agents should know how brutal the Hollywood script marketplace can be.
I say: hone your craft until you know it's damn good, then toughen your armor to where peer reviews don't bother you in the least bit. If your script is good, it will get to the place it needs to be.
If any of the reviews you receive here are something you take personally or if they hurt your feelings because of the amount of time and hard work you've put into your script, then DO NOT send a script to agents, producers, or managers. You'll be in for a rough ride.
At the very least, if an AS review bothers you, try reading one of the reviewer's projects. Lots of reviewers here are critical of a craft they truly do not understand.
Before all the flames start, please hear this: I'm not saying it to to be cocky, just honest. I mean if someone can't get simple format and spacing down right-- never mind scene pacing, on the nose exposition, or just plain flat dialogue-- is this really the right person to be reviewing/recommending "good" screenplays?
It's all opinion, people. And those are like butt holes. Everyone's got'em and usually they stink, so don't let it bother you.
I give Nick's comment 5 stars.
All apologies for the punctuation & typos. Unlike the great Jack Burton, I always type faster than I can see and besides that it's all in the reflexes.
I won't be satisfied til it's half a star.