Frequently Asked Questions
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There are many factors to take into account if you want to rank higher on ScriptDrive, but some of them are more important than others.
Reader Ratings: Scripts are ranked according to professional reader's scores. The higher an script is rated, the higher it will rank. More
Top Loglines: Anyone can like your logline. The more likes your logline receives, the higher your ranking will be. More
User Rating: Writers also have the ability to rate and review scripts. Only their reviews do not count and are for personal use only. More
Click on the “Add Script” button located on the right-hand side of the page. A drop down box will appear. Choose the appropriate genre for your script.
Title: Enter Your title without the author name.
Tags: Coming soon...
Email: Make sure to use AT for “@” and DOT for “.” to hide your email from spam bots. E.g. maxatyahoodotcom. (Note: You don’t need to enter an Email address if you have already uploaded a script, as the script will no doubt contain your email ID.)
Page Count: Enter the page count.
Logline: This is where you enter your logline. Your logline must be 250 characters or less. Do not enter any other information.
Upload Script: Click on the upload button to upload your script. Remember uploading a script is optional.
It is your duty to contact the reader and get the coverage first. All the readers can be found here. If you then get a “Recommend” or “Consider” on your script from one of these script consultants, then you should move to the next step.
Now, all you have to do is email the reader a link to your script. He will know what to do.
Here’s an example of a professional review after it has been converted from the orignal:
We use the standard rating scale: Pass, Consider, and Recommend. The only difference being that each of the above rating is assigned a star rating value.
5 Stars = Recommend: The reader feels the script is extremely strong in all respects and that the production entity should proceed with it without reservation.
4 Stars = Consider: The reader feels the script has a considerable number of strong points and is good enough to proceed with, while acknowledging that it has a number of significant problems that need to be successfully solved before the piece can be considered suitable for production.
3 Stars = Low Consider or Pass with Reservation: The reader feels the script has very few strong points.
2 or 1 Stars = Pass: The reader feels the script fails to make the grade in most areas and that the production entity should not proceed with it.
(Please note that while you'd be best to have all most all 4 star and 5 star reviews the occasional three star ratting won’t hurt your ranking. A three stars rating generally means Low Consider or Pass with Reservation.)
(Important: All the readers listed on this site are independent and are not affiliated with ScriptDrive. More)
For example, typing "Horror, Low budget," in the search box will show you scripts that have both this tags attached to them.
What are tags & How do I add/edit tags?
Only experienced readers are allowed to advertise their service on the reader’s section:
Requirement: A minimum of 2 years reading for a studio, major or small production company, agency, contest or management company, or have at least 2 years of development experience.
At the very bottom of the page, you will see the button “Reply to Thread”. Click on it to review a script!
Here’s an example of a user review: The Beast
Your review must be 700 characters or more.
Make sure that you have read the whole script.
Reviews which are not constructive may be removed.
Hey, @Max, can I get a copy of the script?
The person you tag will get an alert, with a link to the post.
(Note: As you start to type after the @ sign, you will get a list of matching users. It's a good idea to select from this list to ensure you have got the correct spelling.)
You don't need to tag someone if you are replying or quoting their post, as they will get an alert for that anyway, and generally people who have participated in a thread will be subscribed to it and will get an alert also.
To get alerted to tags, you need to have the appropriate preference set. It is set to ON by default.
Launch your Internet Explorer browser.
Click Safety on the menu toolbar at the top right of the browser.
Or click on Tools, then Internet Options, and finally Delete in the Browsing History Section.
Click Delete Browsing History... from the drop-down menu.
Deselect Preserve Favorites website data.
Select Temporary Internet files, Cookies, and History.
Close all browser windows and restart Internet Explorer.
Here's how to clear your Mozilla Firefox (most recent version) cache:
Click Tools from the main menu at the top of the Firefox window.
Select Options (the Options window will appear).
Select the Advanced tab on the top right of the window.
Click the Network tab.
In the Offline Web Content and User Data section, click Clear Now.
Once the clearing is complete click OK at the bottom of the Options window.
Close all Firefox windows and restart.
Here's how to clear your Google Chrome (most recent version) cache:
Click on the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
Select Clear browsing data.
A dialogue window will appear, providing you with a list of checkboxes for the types of information that you wish to have removed.
You can also set how far back in your browsers history you wish to have removed.
Once, you have selected the types of information you wish to remove, click Clear browsing data.
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