Friday, September 29, 2006

The Screenplay Agency = Jerkoffs

Look, it's not bad enough that this silly lil' industry is close to impossible to break into, especially if you live in say, oh, New Jersey. But all we need are some scam artists out there trying to rape us of our money.

John August had a recent post about The Screenplay Agency, and Warren also did a nice series on them. Just throwing my 2 cents in....They are useless assholes. An open sore on the ass of life.

Here's what they do. Now, I've never dealt with them, but a buddy of mine did. He had sent out some query letters, they were one that he contacted. He didn't know at the time that they were the dickbags that they are.

They said they'd like to read his script. Said they loved his script, but they wanted to have it analyzed, blah, blah, fucking blah. I believe it was for 100 smackers for an editor to analyze it. He called me and told me about it, I told him to get outta there like a Ryan Howard home run. And he did, and the cocksuckers over at The Screenplay Agency didn't get squat from him. Ah-ha.

Thing is, they are out there, ripping off mainly rookie screenwriters, who just don't know any better. All we want to do is write, you know? And they've got the nerve to try to rip off what little money we've got? How dare they. They are useless scammers. They will get you nowhere and I guarantee that they've sold or optioned NOTHING. Even their website looks cheap. Dirty pricks.

So, if you are ever contacted by The Screenplay Agency you need to do the following 3 things:

1. Tell them to go fuck themselves.
2. Explain how evil and heartless their company is.
3. Tell them to fuck themselves again.(It's important to get this point across).

Anyone ever come across these wastes-of-life?

4 comments:

taZ said...

Well, I've tested them out, just for the fun of it, by sending in a query.

Of course I'm not gonna continue cause everyone already knows what their next step is.

Step 1. Send the whole script.

Step 2. Pay $100 to their editor.

Step 3. Continue to next writer that didn't do the research.

It's amazing that there are still people thinking they're getting representation by that company.

Some are:
this
and
this
and
this

Hope they're not paying to much.

EM said...

"Not to bad."

"Paying to much"

Good one, Taz.

taZ said...

Hehe, that's what happens when you write toooooooooo fast.

Hey, I'm not perfect... ;)

EM said...

Not picking on you, Taz. I thought you were playing on the "to" mistake in the first paragraph of your second link's writing sample. ;-)