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I decided to try WSN for one of my larger budget scripts. For those of you who have had success on the site, did you post your script out there, too, or just the logline and synopsis.
I can see the advantages of having the script out there, too, but I almost feel like you have more control they have to contact you for your work.
Pros, cons, opinions?
I have my scripts available for downloading and yes they have been.
I like saving the printing cost, the postage and the time it takes to get there.
What I do find that is the Prodcos only download something they are interested in.
One thing that I did want to point out is that as far as loglines/synopsis on WSN, you are not aloud to contact any of the hits. They have to contact you.
As far as the script downloads, I would wait a few weeks at least before contacting them. Hell I just got a request for a script that I queried in May.
Just make sure that your script is formatted properly when you download it.
I've also had good luck with WSN, and have tried posting both ways (full scripts or only loglines/synopses). What I've found interesting is that, even when my full scripts are posted, I still have prodcos & managers request I send the script(s) by snail mail. In fact--on whole--I've had more snail mail requests than downloads, although I've had those, too.
The tricky part about having your script "downloaded" is there's no way to tell if someone just opened it up, read the first page or so, then decided to forget it--or read all the way through. The same can be said of snail mailed scripts, of course. But I tend to feel when there's a hardcopy request there's stronger interest. Then again, who knows for sure?
My "hottest" WSN script has gotten more than a dozen script requests/downloads. A download of that and another WSN script of mine by a major LA agency resulted in my scripts being considered by major talent, and nearly resulted in two separate option deals set up through the agency with a producer. Sadly, as things sometimes happen in this business, neither one came through. Still, I think in those cases especially, having my full scripts available to instantly download once the reader had read and liked the synopses made all that excitement possible. So, for now, yes indeed, I'm keeping up those full scripts. :)
I wouldn't call it success since I haven't sold anything.
I have the full script available for download. I think it's a good thing that when someone is interested they can read it right away. I also just don't have the time to run out and copy and mail scripts.
If they read the first ten pages and they aren't interested I don't think having it in front of them is going to make any difference.
I've never contacted anyone who has opened a script. I'm not going to pester someone for a "no." If they're interested they'll contact me - I'm very easy to get ahold of (I check my email twice a day and my cell phone is always within reach).
Thanks. All good feedback.
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