HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A new Web-based community offers a free venue for screenwriters and access to Hollywood studios while saving trees in the process, the site's developers said.
Greenwriter.org gives writers a chance to showcase their works with a legitimate, professional interface designed to meet studios' needs while saving time and money, the site's founders said in a news release.
Using the site's search functions, studios can locate screenplays ranging from mockumentaries to biographies, company founder and screenwriter Daniel Riser said. In addition, actors, directors, agents and independent investors can access written works and contact writers directly to strike a deal independently of the site, he said.
Also, he noted, every year screenwriters print 200,000 screenplays. Greenwriter.org eliminates printing 10 copies and sending them to studios.
He said his site was a legitimate sourcing opportunity, not an online scam.
"There are so many scams out there that target starving artists," Riser said. "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."