This one is really short thanks to Ribby McCrack-Crack. This week, we tried really hard to answer the question, but through our discussion find out that there’s really no great answer. Are you good enough to be read? If so, then you will get read.
The song this week is Chevelle’s Send the Pain Below in honor of Cheryl’s desire to… well… send the pain below.
This week, Cheryl and I wrap up the year by talking about our complete favorites and our utter disappointments. No, this isn’t a best of clip show, it’s our way of counting down everything in movies for 2012.
Our songs this week are two-fold. The opening song is U2’s “New Year’s Day”…yeah, I know, obvious choice, but it works!q Our closing song comes from Dan Fogelberg’s “Same Auld Lang Syne.”
Have a great and safe new year and we’ll be back with a brand new show soon! On to the show…enjoy!
We’re back on Christmas Eve to catch you up on everything we’ve been watching and to talk about the Golden Globe nominations that we didn’t get to last week. Our song for this week is Michael Buble’s version of “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.” Sure, a tad bit of a cliche, but still…it’s that time of year.
We both would like to send our happiest of holiday cheer to everyone. Have safe and fun good times.
I’m on my own this week and it’s flat out horrible (just warnin’ ya…a little TOO much Manny this week). Just a quick show where I talk about what being a writer means and what it DOESN’T mean. Cheryl will be back next week and we’ll talk about a slew of things leading into our end of the year show.
Welcome to this week’s show where we discuss Richard Gere’s new movie Arbitrage and Tom Cruise’s new movie Jack Reacher. We also get into some SERIOUS fucktarded shit advice that was given to a slew of you… the newbie screenwriter!
No Intro from me today, but this week’s song is No Diggity by Blackstreet featuring Dr. Dre. Why? Absolutely no reason at all other than it was stuck in my head and just thought it would be cool to add.
Head over to iTunes and download it along with MANY others.
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…
“$25/month to post a script (per script). You aren’t required to do anything beyond that. But good luck getting someone to look at it. You can bring it down any time with no penalty. No minimum time it has to be posted.
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.