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I got a free listing on InkTip as a prize in a competition. Any reason not to put my full script on there? I could just to the logline and synopsis, or full script.
It doesn't matter. The companies that use InkTip are small time -- at best. Very few have IMDB credits. The ones that do have credits for incredibly low budget movies (movies that might have been shown on access cable, but that's it). Fortunately for you, you didn't have to pay. Hate to be a downer about this, but it's the truth. Congrats, btw, on the win.
If your spec is High Concept you'd be foolish to post it. If your story isn't High Concept, then you're gonna have a difficult time selling it these days.
I haven't had any problems. Obviously, any barriers you put up to reading your script the less likely it is going to happen. I don't worry about theft too much. If someone steals your screenplay or lifts ideas, you could completely derail 'their' project by making a claim even if it was false. See there is this thing called Errors and Omissions insurance which protects producers against claims of copyright infringement and not securing proper releases. Everyone has to get it or else your film doesn't get distributed. E&O is also very expensive. If you make a claim, you can bet the insurance company will look into it or at least pay you off to go away. It's cheaper to buy scripts than deal with lawsuits.
Nick, I understand your frustration with Inktip, but I feel they make a good faith effort to driver producers, managers, and agents to the website. I've used Inktip off and on since pretty much its inception. I remember getting reads from William Morris and ICM awhile ago. Not now. Remember every filmmaker starts somewhere. I just don't know what better option there is. It's a tough game.
I know on InkTip you can put your shorts up for free! Hey, lots of producers and/or directors really do look through InkTip for their next big hit! Good Luck in your writing!
The downside is, they can sneak a peek without even giving you the courtesy of an email.
If they "sneak a peek," Inktip notifies you.
Is there a good alternative to InkTip?
Not only does Inktip inform you if they take a peek at your screenplay, you get the company contact info.
You also have the right to call them up after 4 or 6 weeks.
Yeah, but they don't contact you directly, it's just a sneak peek. Do you have a reading comprehension problem?
Script Express isn't a listing site, they blast emails about your SP. I did get a lot of reads from their service, although I can't say how it works normally; mine SP was promoted as a contst winner (Script Savvy).
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