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Thread: [Submission service] Hollywood Spec Agency

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    Nefarious Ghost Fan AnneMarble's Avatar
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    [Submission service] Hollywood Spec Agency

    Has anyone heard of this one?
    http://www.hollywoodspec.com/

    I heard about it because they posted in a newsgroup on sff.net. If it had been posted in a more high traffic group, I'm sure there would have been more (ahem) responses.

    From their post: "Screenwriters, Novelists, Filmmakers 'Pitch' your story on CD. What makes your story interesting and unique? Company helps writers promote their story and showcase their script/manuscript. CD can also be used to help raise film funding. You may request a free Demo CD throught the website."

    I'm not all that familiar with the screenplay market. Are these marketing tools of any use whatsoever? After all, a lot of companies won't read your screenplay, so why should they want to look at your a CD or DVD, interactive or not? Even if it has things like animated storyboards or scenes, as a sort of "demo disk." (Even if it might not be useful, the product looks cool, and I can think of plenty of novelists who'd love to have 3-D storyboards of their novels to play with. )

    BTW the site includes links to SellaScript.com and ScriptSales.com. Their sister company is Damon Britain Production Services, a company that makes safety & training videos, etc. -- that seems legitimate enough.
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    This seems to me like a solution in search of a problem (which, come to think of it, is one definition of "scam", or at any rate, "really bad idea"). I know for a fact that no one in publishing would pay attention to any of the packages this outfit offers (in fact, most editors have hilarious submissions-gone-wrong stories about stuff like this), and I'm guessing it's the same for scripts.

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