Every year, screenwriters print 200,000 screenplays. That includes over 180 million sheets of paper– as well as copious ink, binding, and other materials. A new company out of Los Angeles called Greenwriter.org is hoping to cut those numbers in half with a site dedicated to hooking up writers with producers. No paper necessary. As Scriptmag describes it,
“Instead of printing out copy after copy and mailing scripts to different locations, only to have them scanned and logged inside each production house, Greenwriter provides an online database of screenplays. The scripts will then be available to any, and all, of the industry players interested in downloading them. The system is set up so users can browse by logline, summary, and full script, respectively. Security for the writer is provided by Greenwriter’s airtight database system. Writers upload their scripts for free and producers pay a small fee to access any script they want.”
After browsing through the website, we think it’s an excellent resource for writers looking to get their scripts to the right people — without all the printing and mailing hassles. We also dig that it’s free for writers. As always, it’s important to note that when you’re ready to start shopping your script around, remember to first protect it by copyrighting with the Library of Congress.
Check out Greenwriter.org here.