The Playwrights Forum Home 
 

SEARCH STAGEPLAYS.COM
THE WORLD'S LARGEST PLAY DATABASE

  STAGEPLAYS BOOKSHOP NEW CYBERPRESS PLAYS PLAYWRIGHTING BOOKS PUBLISH MY PLAY AFFILIATE PROGRAM THE THEATRE BANNER EXCHANGE  
The Playwrights Forum > Markets & Marketing > Opportunities for Playwrights > Production Scripts?

* STAGEPLAYS WANTS TO PUBLISH YOUR PLAY *
click here for details

 Moderated by: Paddy, Edd
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
Production Scripts?  Rate Topic 
AuthorPost
 Posted: Wed Jul 31st, 2013 08:28 pm
  PM Quote Reply
1st Post
IowaScribe
Member


Joined: Tue Jul 1st, 2008
Location: Bloomfield, Iowa USA
Posts: 39
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Hey, anyone know what happened to Production Scripts? Had several of my unpublished plays posted there, now it seems to be gone. Anyone have any idea what happened?

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Thu Aug 1st, 2013 03:24 am
  PM Quote Reply
2nd Post
in media res
Moderator
 

Joined: Sun Jul 2nd, 2006
Location:  
Posts: 1918
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Just checked on a search.

Apparently it is gone. A victim of the ever-changing cyber world.

I would consider any agreement you had with them as null and void. But I am not an attorney.

If you, as a client do not know, who the hell would?

If you find anything out, let us all know.

Best of luck,

IMR

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Thu Aug 1st, 2013 06:49 am
  PM Quote Reply
3rd Post
IowaScribe
Member


Joined: Tue Jul 1st, 2008
Location: Bloomfield, Iowa USA
Posts: 39
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
I know there were some other authors who visit this message board who have (had) plays posted there, because this is where I learned Production Scripts existed. They have been going through a "website rebuilding" for quite some time. On some links to it, there is a message indicating it may be returning under new ownership.

As late as June of this year, I had inquired to them about a royalty payment that I had not received, and they quickly had corrected the problem for me and gotten my money to me. I also had a problem with my profile photo last month, and they fixed it for me, so they were business-as-usual until very recently.

Then I checked them out yesterday and like Keyser Soze, they were gone. It is a shame, they provided a nice service for plays that maybe aren't quite good enough for well-known publishers but might be good enough to be produced somewhere.

One of my children's plays, Crimes And Rhymes, was rejected by a couple publishers. Then I put it up on Production Scripts and it was very popular and received quite a few productions. That let me know that the play had market value, so I was encouraged to try more publishers, and finally one liked it and published it.

One of my short plays has the same kind of story -- no love from mainstream publishers, but very popular on Production Scripts, so I continued to shop it around, and now it has won a couple contests. Were it not for its popularity on Production Scripts, I would have given up on it.

Then there are some other plays I put up there that have gotten virtually no attention, so I have to accept that they are perhaps not as good as I had thought they were. I still love them, but I have to accept that I might be wasting time trying to find a market for them -- time better spent writing new plays.

I hope they're not gone forever -- if anyone knows anything, please, please let me know!

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Thu Aug 1st, 2013 04:01 pm
  PM Quote Reply
4th Post
IowaScribe
Member


Joined: Tue Jul 1st, 2008
Location: Bloomfield, Iowa USA
Posts: 39
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
OK, I tracked down one of the original founders of Production Scripts and got this tweet out of him:

Michael Starr ‏@michaelstarr 8h
@IowaScribe Service is under new ownership and should return shortly.

So from this I can assume that sooner or later, Production Scripts will be back. Pity they couldn't give us any more information than that, but at least it is something.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

Current time is 09:01 am  
The Playwrights Forum > Markets & Marketing > Opportunities for Playwrights > Production Scripts? Top




UltraBB 1.17 Copyright © 2007-2011 Data 1 Systems
Page processed in 0.1398 seconds (13% database + 87% PHP). 26 queries executed.