Greenwriter.org Aims to Recast Screenwriting Industry
Upcoming web community offers free venue to writers, access to studios
LOS ANGELES, California -- July 1, 2009 -- Greenwriter.org is reinventing the way screenplays
are bought and sold. The site provides a free venue for screenwriters to showcase their works in a
professional online interface, tailor-made for Hollywood studios while saving time and money.
No more printing ten copies and sending them to production companies, only to be turned down.
Greenwriter.org changes everything by bringing the studios to the content.
With search functions like "star tagging" (adding a starring role to a script for consideration), a
studio can find just about anything from "gay-interest comedies" to "biopics on religious leaders
in the 1800s starring Cameron Diaz" -- and the site is not just bringing studios 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, 23-year old Daniel Riser, saw an opportunity to help fellow
screenwriters -- while benefitting the environment -- by focusing on what studios need to find
"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,” Riser said.
Greenwriter.org will open its doors to screenwriters on July 20th with a goal of 1,000 accessible
screenplays before its global launch, scheduled for late August.