If you listened to Episode 18 (and I know you all have) you’ll know that Cheryl and I talk about the new Blacklist Site (www.blcklst.com). In the show we talk about longtime listener Adam’s experience. We’ve had a followup from him and thought it would be best to share it with all of you.
Here’s what he wrote…
“I check in daily to see impressions, downloads and ratings. I’m at 35 impressions, 16 downloads and I just got my 3rd rating (but no review). A shitty 6. So my avg is 6.66. But it answers my question: Could I get ratings without paying for them. That would be a yes. My one-month ends Dec 4. I think I’ll splurge for the extra month and ride it out till Jan 4. If I get no interest by then, I’ll call it.”
I asked him, in a follow up email to explain how things worked and the break down of cost. Here’s what he sent back…
So I bought 2 reviews at $50 each. I’m in for $125 total, the cost of 2-3 contests. But I’m already getting the prize: execs reading my script. A decent rating seems to put the word out and more people look at your logline. Interested parties download it. Now that I know that people who download and read it will also rate it (hopefully higher than a shitty 6), I really don’t need to buy any more reviews, because it’s really the rating # that attracts (or repels) potential readers. It’s just a matter of when do I pull it down?”
I’m glad he pointed out that his cost was minimal or at least comparable to the average contest, which unlike a contest, you get constant feedback… even if it’s in the form of a rating. Something way more valuable then a letter at the end of it all saying you didn’t win.
As Cheryl and I talked about though, and in no way am I disrespecting The Black List site, it IS this week’s flavor. If you want to get involved…do it now before it just becomes a traffic jam of scripts that wouldn’t get past the worst of pitchfests.
Know what I mean?
We’ll keep you posted and Good Luck!