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Topic: Carson Signature Films?

Author: Matt Tolbert Posted: 10/19/10 01:10 PM

Anyone heard of Carson Signature Films? A production company. They saw the synopsis and want to charge me (since I have no portfolio, agent, options, et al) for reviewing my screenplay and if they like it, they'll find an agent for me and possibly look to do my film.

I am new at this and don't have know if it would be worth it since I have nothing else going on.

What do you all think? Thanks.

Author: Irin Evers Posted: 10/19/10 02:02 PM

I don't know them and haven't searched online, but you should never pay to have a script reviewed by a production company or rep.

Author: Irin Evers Posted: 10/19/10 02:02 PM

I don't know them and haven't searched online, but you should never pay to have a script reviewed by a production company or rep.

Author: Martin Burke Posted: 10/19/10 09:21 PM

That's Beaux Carson's company. Did Beaux's creative exec Darby Connor ask for money? Never known her to do anything like that. I would definitely pass. To my knowledge, other than a low budget drama about a rapper's murder, they don't have any real credits.

Irin's right, it's not advisable to pay a rep or prod. co. to read your work.

Author: Walter Winton Posted: 10/20/10 03:20 AM

Nope. Don't do it. Don't think about it, don't consider it, and don't let that little voice crying "THIS COULD BE MY BIG BREAK" in the back of your head talk you into it.

You're obviously skeptical because you came here asking for advice (good move). And yes, I see they have listings on imdb. And whatever having a credit might mean, it's all overshadowed by one inescapable fact...

NOBODY in this town asks for money to consider working with a script/writer. If your premise truly interested them, if they thought "Hey, this could be the one..." they'd sit down and skim the first five pages. They'd dedicate those five minutes of their busy day to the project because, well, that's their job.

NEVER pay a production company to read a script. If they need to charge per read, it means they're not earning enough money making movies. In which case, do you want these guys anyway?

Author: Timothy Jay Smith Posted: 10/22/10 01:21 PM

Sounds like a scam.

But hey, if you'll pay ME some big bucks to look at your screenplay and try to find an agent for you, NO PROB! Make sure it's enuf to get me to Rio!

Author: Jay Williams Posted: 11/11/10 10:56 AM

These guys really are the real thing. They're doing THE TEMPEST with Helen Mirren and that movie will probably be a big deal.

Author: Patrick Stibbs Posted: 01/01/11 01:06 PM

"...and want to charge me (since I have no portfolio, agent, options, et al) for reviewing my screenplay."

There's your answer right there.

Author: Patrick Stibbs Posted: 01/01/11 01:07 PM

"...and want to charge me (since I have no portfolio, agent, options, et al) for reviewing my screenplay."

There's your answer right there.

Author: Kassie Smith Posted: 01/01/11 07:11 PM

So what if they waive the fee. Does that mean that they are serious about the script?

Thanks.

Author: Mike McGeever Posted: 01/02/11 01:48 PM

I was contacted by them a while back. When I saw they wanted money to read my script, I simply ignored them as spam.

I'd suggest you do the same. Pay for notes, pay for contests. Never give "producers" money.

Legitimate producers raise money to make writer's scripts, they don't ask writers for money.

Not trying to be harsh, just honest...

Author: Cat Bistransin Posted: 01/02/11 08:58 PM

Somebody above noted that one of the players of Carson Signature Films is among the (many) producers on "The Tempest."

I had wanted to see this movie until I checked Box Office Mojo: production costs, $20 mil box office, $200K (as of Dec 30)

No wonder they charge to read screenplays!

Author: Richar Farr Posted: 04/21/12 02:34 PM

I have know Bueax personally for a number of years. For me he has always been a friend and it sounds strange him or Darby would ask for any up front money.