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What is ScriptDrive?

ScriptDrive is a free script hosting site that lets professional script readers rate scripts on a five-star scale. Unlike most big sites, ScriptDrive is completely free for readers. We don't charge a fee per coverage, monthly fee, or annual fee from the reader. Furthermore, clients of script readers can write a review and rate the readers, Yelp-style.

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
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How do I add my script?

(Warning: Uploading a PDF copy of your script is optional. We do not have control over who has access to your scripts, so if you’re afraid that your work might get stolen, please do not upload your script.)

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.

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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.
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Logline: This is where you enter your logline. Your logline must be 250 characters or less. Do not enter any other information.
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Upload Script: Click on the upload button to upload your script. Remember uploading a script is optional.
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How do I get a professional reader to rate my scripts?

As all our readers are independent, each coverage varies slightly. Some are more detailed than others. Some contain synopsis, while others don’t. The reader will have to abridge some of the content of the original coverage so that it's under 4000 characters, as our reviews are limited to 4000 characters. This shouldn’t take more than a few minutes.


Step 1

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.

Step 2
Now, all you have to do is email the reader a link to your script. He will know what to do.
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Here’s an example of a professional review after it has been converted from the orignal:
https://www.scriptdrive.net/index.php?showcase/the-beast.22/reviews


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)
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How do I rate and review a reader?

To rate a reader, go to the reader’s main page by clicking on his title:
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Then click on any of the stars at the bottom of the page.
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How do I search scrpts using tags?

You can search a single tag or multiple tags. Entering multiple tags will only return content with all tags applied. You can search multiple tags by simply typing the tag and adding a "," after it.
For example, typing "Horror, Low budget," in the search box will show you scripts that have both this tags attached to them.
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More
What are tags & How do I add/edit tags?
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How do I add a TV bible?

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Who are the readers?

Please note that all readers are independent. If you have an issue with a reader, you should take it up with the reader or leave a feedback on the reader’s page. Your review and rating will help us decided if the reader can continue rating scripts. A reader’s lifetime rating must stay above 4 stars. If their rating falls below 4 stars, they will not be able to review scripts.

Reader experience
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.
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Are industry pros browsing ScriptDrive?

Whether your an industry professional or a student filmmaker, our site is open to all. Anyone is welcome to check out the scripts listed on ScriptDrive. That said, there is no way to find out who specifically views your script.
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How do I delete/restore my script?

To delete a scrpt, go to script tools, then click on "Delete Script"
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To restore a deleted script, please contact support.
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How do I like/rate a logline?

Go to the script's main page.
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You can like a logline by pressing the like button located below the logline.
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How do I (writer) review user scripts?

Go to the main page of the script, then click on the user review tab.
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At the very bottom of the page, you will see the button “Reply to Thread”. Click on it to review a script!
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Here’s an example of a user review: The Beast


Rules:

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.
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Are short scripts eligible?

No, we only accept feature scripts and pilots. You can, however, upload your short scripts in the feedback forum.
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How do I Edit/Delete my Script?

To Edit or Delete your script, click on the Edit Script Icon...
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