Digital Screenplay Market Scriptd Adds Curation Element to Bolster Scripts From Underrepresented Groups
Think of Scriptd like IMDb, but for unproduced screenplays. The digital marketplace boasts an intuitive interface that makes it easy to sort through (totally digital) stacks of scripts, all looking for a home to call their own. First launched in 2015, the website packages each script for maximum readability, first listed by title, author, and logline, along with tags denoting if it’s a film, television, or web project. Click on a script, and you can read its first few pages and reach out if you’d like to purchase the full script or are eager to chat about picking up the rights.
Perhaps it’s too easy. In an effort to maximize the browsing capabilities of Scriptd and help shine a light on the works of traditionally underrepresented groups, Scriptd has now added a curated function in partnership with industry experts. Per Scriptd, their aim is simple: “to both increase inclusion and quality, helping ensure more great stories get the green light. And more diversity means more money at the box office.”
The curated content is available now under a brand new tab on the website, which is designed to be a hub for new screenplays from emerging talents from groups who are often overlooked in the industry, included women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community. If you’re looking for something truly new, it will be there. Read more at IndieWire.