Written by: FFT Webmaster | August 13th, 2009
LOS ANGELES, California — August 5, 2009 — Every year, screenwriters print 200,000 screenplays. Greenwriter.org has created a web service that reinvents the way screenplays are bought and sold. No more printing ten copies and sending them to production companies, only to be turned down. The studios are now being brought over to the content.
Greenwriter.org provides a free venue for screenwriters to showcase their works in a professional online interface, tailor-made for Hollywood production companies while saving time and money.
With search functions like “star tagging” (adding a starring role to a script for consideration), a studio can find just about anything from “mockumentaries” to “biopics on religious leaders in the 1800’s” — and the site is not just bringing production companies to the writer’s content. Actors, directors, agents and independent investors have access to written works, can contact writers directly, and make a deal independent of the site.
The company’s founder, Daniel Riser, sees an opportunity to help fellow screenwriters – while benefitting the environment — by focusing on what studios need to find sellable screenplays. “There are so many scams out there that target starving artists. I wanted to put an end to that. In an age when the Internet-at-large gives many things away for free, there is no reason a writer should have to pay to get his screenplay into the hands of a buyer,” according to Riser.
Greenwriter.org is currently open to screenwriters (for free) and their works. Their full catalog will be available to clients in late August.