Smart Girls Productions has helped aspiring screenwriters gain notice in the industry, from pitch to prodco. In a new endeavor for the company, Smart Girls is embarking on a partnership with Final Draft, Inc.'s ScriptXpert service in the hopes of introducing more promising scriptwriters to major industry players.
Jeff York has only been writing screenplays since 2008, but has already had some striking success. Now, Jeff adds a ScriptXpert Jackpot win to his resume, for The Love Seat.
Your producer is entitled to NOTHING. And if a producer suggests working out some kind of financial arrangement before pitching your show... RUN.
Screenwriter David Horton's life just got a whole lot better. Thanks to ScriptXpert, Final Draft's screenwriting consultation service. Horton contracted the service to review and give notes on his spec script, 59 Days. This made Horton’s script automatically eligible for the quarterly Reader’s Choice Award. And he won.
Meet the Reader's Ray Morton provides some random musings on script coverage services, the death of the movie poster, the pay-per-view/VOD debate, and Doctor Who.
A few weeks back, Chad Gervich created quite a stir when he wrote an article for this website advising aspiring screenwriters not to use script coverage services. As a professional script analyst who—in addition to assessing scripts for producers, production companies, and screenplay contests—works for a coverage service, Ray Morton had some strong reactions...
Going to a coverage service is like flipping through the phone book to find a therapist. You MIGHT get the exact right person reading your script… but I wouldn't put money on it.
School has started. Class, get out your notebooks and pencils. If you want to know the simplest and easiest thing you can do RIGHT NOW to prevent your great script from ending up on the “reject” pile when you send it out into the marketplace, this article is for you.