That's entirely up to you. Some scripts have been on the site for months before gaining attention. If you're getting no traction on the site, likely keeping it on won't do much. We don't want writers to spend money on the site if they aren't getting anything out of it.
If it hasn't yet received a read from one of our readers or been downloaded by an industry professional, sure. If it has, we highly recommend not doing so. Presumably you've improved your script with that page one rewrite and won't want its previous evaluations associated with it. In that case, you should remove the old draft altogether and start the process anew with the new script.
Scripts vary in the number of views and downloads they get. If you haven't been seeing any views or downloads for several weeks, likely keeping the script up alone won't change this. Industry members discover scripts based on genre preferences and ratings. There are certainly things you can do to make your script more visible, including adding tags. We find that scripts that gain most traction have been rated highly by one of our readers or has made the top lists by receiving multiple ratings and averaging above the rest of the uploaded scripts.
The only issue with uploading a new draft of the same script is that all old ratings will remain, which can drag your overall average down if you've made significant revisions. We do frequently see writers submit revisions that score much higher than previous drafts, so there is some definite value in that.
If you want to completely wipe all old ratings, you'd have to delete the script entirely from the site and start over with a new entry. You do start with a clean slate that way, but it also removes any previous scores and evaluations, even ones that may have been positive.
The choice is ultimately up to you, and there's no real consensus among other writers as to which option is best - it's really all about which decision you think will benefit your work the most in the long run.
Revisions can be uploaded by logging in to your account, clicking on the title of the script you'd like to revise, then clicking “Revise Script” on the left side of the screen. This will allow you to upload a new/revised PDF of your script or bible.
Unlike some other contests, we don't read blind. Industry members can contact you through the site, but if you'd like them to be able to contact you directly as well, you're welcome to put whatever contact information you'd like on the title page.
In all probability, your script is not on the site, just some information about it. We prepopulated the database with information about scripts that have circulated around Hollywood over the last few years. Almost 3500 of them in fact. If you want to upload your script, just select that script title when you go through the upload process and link your file to the entry that already exists.
Once under Settings, click “Download Availability” on the left side of the screen. You can choose to have writers ask to download your script, or make it available automatically. By default, other writers cannot download your script.
When you go to upload a script, you'll see suggestions for scripts that are already listed on the site. If you see your script up there, you can claim the script. We'll confirm that it is in fact your script and you'll receive a confirmation email once we do. You'll then be able to manage the script listing.
You can edit most all information attached to your script by logging in to your account, clicking the title of the script you wish to edit, then clicking “Edit Script Info” on the left side of the screen. Don’t forget to save your changes at the bottom of the “Edit Script Info” page.
We reserve the ability to list script information in our database even for scripts which are off the market, whether they've been optioned or sold, or are exclusive to an agency or management company. Email us with this information at firstname.lastname@example.org if you this applies to you.
Log in to your account, then click “Remove Script” on the left side of the screen. Like suspending a script, you cannot delete a script while an evaluation is still pending. Contact Support if you need to delete a script while an evaluation is still pending.
In order to keep a script listed in our site index even after removing it from hosting, when you go to remove the script, make sure you click the box that states “You may choose to keep your script title and logline on the site free of charge. Please only use this option if you will not be uploading a revised version immediately.” This will keep your script listed on the site, even if you aren’t hosting it anymore. In this case, the ratings and evaluations would still be on the site (according to the settings you’ve chosen), but the script itself would not be available.
Non-unique downloads will count multiple downloads by the same members. So, if a member downloaded your script twice, it would add two downloads to the total. All other downloads are unique, meaning no matter how many times your script was downloaded by a single member, it would only count once for that member. The first download for every script counts in both the non-unique and reader/pro download categories.