If you’re a screenplay writer looking for ways to get your script out there to the right people securely a new tech company, ScriptHop, may be your answer. Most seasoned writers know you lose control as soon as you send your script as a PDF attachment plus you do not know if they got your email let alone your script.
ScriptHop, an innovative software platform, introduces “The Packet,” a new online tool for Hollywood that allows writers to share their screenplays more securely in a new kind of a dynamic, interactive, and navigable experience. It bundles everything a writer needs to market their script in one simple link.
Here’s how it works:
ScriptHop, by founders Brian Austin and Scott Foster, a 12 year veteran and former head of UTA’s Story Department, was created with the belief to change the way scripts travel in Hollywood and beyond. The goal was to make the job of industry readers more streamlined so story analysts can focus on the most important part of their job, critiquing the script and getting back to the writer.
“The Packet makes a writer’s vision resonate beyond any bland distillation, adding dimension to a process that’s tended to make both writers and decision makers suffer,” Foster explains. “It’s also a transposable source industry readers can transfer into their coverage, while maintaining the writer’s version of the logline and synopsis. It presents these distillations in a much more engaging form, and enables readers to focus on really reading the script and giving the writing its due when they evaluate it, rather than waste their own time abridging it.”
“The Packet is easy to email or text,” explains Austin, who designed the system. “It includes the script along with documents like lookbooks and bibles, and information about the project such as the logline, synopsis, character breakdowns, attachments, writer bio, and more. It’s easy for the recipient to access and no special software is required. Users simply click a link.”
Austin further states, “The need to digest content is so great that many are pursuing AI to read and choose which scripts will be successes,” he explains. “Seeing this trend caused us to make a major pivot from focusing on AI to focusing on empowering the creators. It’s utilizing technology in the right way, while keeping the human and artist element in place.”
Scripthop’s “The Packet” is available by invitation only to start. For more information visit scripthop.com.
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