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Thomas Simanek
Posted July 2, 2013 2:10 PM
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Hello all! I have a pilot done and ready to be pitched! I also included a full season already done. I have rewritten it many times including the full season of 13 episodes. Any Advice where I can pitch it? Discuss it? Its a 1/2 hour comedy for cable/primtime tv.


Thanks

Chris Sligh
Posted July 2, 2013 2:57 PM
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Hey Thomas,


For help on your series and to have a chance to know if it's really ready, you have definitely come to the right place.


Put a script up here, do some reviews for other people's stuff, buy some reviews for your own work, then see what the consensus is.


In my opinion, Talentville isn't the place to sell something. It's the place to get it ready to be sold. Doing reviews will help you figure out how to see problems in your own work by identifying problems in other people's stuff. Getting reviews will illuminate blind spots that will help you figure out how to rewrite your script.


Unless, of course, you're one of the only writers who doesn't need any help! : )


Welcome to the site.
Chris

Thomas Simanek
Posted July 2, 2013 3:17 PM
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Awesome, Thank you and I will put it up here to get people to review it. Also Im always up for advice to make it better. Buy Reviews on here meaning? Are they free or do just members review it? Do I have to be paid member?


Tom




Chris Sligh
Posted July 2, 2013 3:29 PM
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When you do reviews, you earn Talentville dollars, which you can then spend to buy reviews for your own scripts.


Chris

Thomas Simanek
Posted July 2, 2013 7:09 PM
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Okay makes sense thanks.

Ward Bower
Posted July 2, 2013 9:48 PM
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Hi Thomas,

Welcome to the site. Just to expand a bit about reviews.

Before you do a review, read some of the reviews previously posted to get an idea of what is expected. If you really want to shine and make friends, look at the "reviewers of the month's" work and model their format.

Reviews are mostly subjective. So when you make a point, try to be specific why you felt that way about a story point or character.  Pull examples from the script to further your main points when you can. You don't have to write a thesis paper and "prove every point", but reviews full of generic generalizations aren't very helpful.

Don't be afraid to be critical of a writer's work. We all need that critical feedback to get better. Just avoid being negative, or mean spirited. Sarcasm is typically taken the wrong way. I've made trhat mistake a few times myself.

I found doing reviews have been a great help in my own writing, and I hope they do the same for you.

Ward