Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Industrial Scripts - Talent Connector

Industrial Scripts have finally launched their Talent Connector service for unrepresented writers, a scheme based on similar successful services in the USA.

To qualify for Talent Connector you first have to purchase coverage for your script from one of their gang of well known and respected readers, who also read for major production companies and agents. If they think your work is good enough, they'll place you and your script on their scheme.

I know what you're thinking, why should you pay out a large sum of money to have your script read when getting on to the Talent Connector scheme isn't guaranteed? If your work is good enough surely it will get picked up when you send your work out to producers, something you can do for the small cost of postage? I know where you're coming from, as I had the same reservations.

But what Industrial Scripts are offering here is a chance to get you and your work in front of top producers and agents you wouldn't normally have access to, who are usually protected by a mountain of assistants and the words, 'no unsolicited screenplays.' The readers that work for Industrial Scripts also work for such mammoths as Paramount, Working Title, Warner Brothers and Universal and their recommendations carry serious weight with these top producers and agents, which is why Talent Connector puts you and your work in front of them, right on their desk and not on the desk of an assistant.

I have to point out I think this scheme is really only worth while if your writing is at a certain level, that point where production companies are inviting you to submit more of your work and you're getting good feedback on your writing. If you're not at this stage you'll only get frustrated when you and your work isn't recommended for Talent Connector.

You can read all about Talent Connector here.

It's a fantastic opportunity, a great chance for up and coming writers to get themselves and their work noticed, and well worth the money. A sound investment.

2 comments:

Adaddinsane said...

And I'm in the second group to get sent out next week - so we shall see.

I recommend reading the contract clauses carefully - if you're lucky enough to get invited - they are quite stringent.

However it's certainly a brilliant opportunity if your work is good enough to get in.

Dom Carver said...

Mine is going out sometime early September - so we shall indeed see.