I have a question about websites designed to promote your script for either a motion picture production or for television. Are these sites legitimate and worth paying money to? I ask because every instinct in my body tells me an agent will do the exact same thing for me and that agents, directors and producers are not spending their time scouring the internet looking for new talent.

–Dawn Wilson

Your instincts are right. I think they’re a waste of time and money.

While there might be one or two sites out there that are genuinely interested in helping writers get their scripts into the hands of real buyers, I suspect most of these "services" are just set up to take money from the gullible and desperate. And those one or two sites not actively seeking to screw writers probably don’t have the connections to make a difference.

If any readers have had an experience with one of these pay-for-read sites, positive or negative, I’d love to hear about it.