LitCentral Film Edition Software Improves Odds for More Hollywood Hits, Fewer Flops

Share Article

LitCentral (http://www.litcentral.com) today introduced LitCentral Film Edition, a groundbreaking Web and desktop based script management system that streamlines the script selection and management process by making it easier for writers, agencies, production companies, and studios to work as a single system. Developed specifically for the film industry, LitCentral Film Edition provides a first-of-its-kind script grading system that standardizes and quantifies script coverage, offers easy “at a glance” graphical comparisons between scripts, and manages the workflow of the script development process, helping Hollywood to easily assess the quality of a script prior to production.

I love the spirit behind what they’re trying to do. Their energy, enthusiasm and interest in the business is truly impressive.

LitCentral (LitCentral.com Web Site) today introduced LitCentral Film Edition, a groundbreaking Web and desktop based script management system that streamlines the script selection and management process by making it easier for writers, agencies, production companies, and studios to work as a single system.

Developed specifically for the film industry, LitCentral Film Edition provides a first-of-its-kind script grading system that standardizes and quantifies script coverage, offers easy “at a glance” graphical comparisons between scripts, and manages the workflow of the script development process. Acting as an internal and external infrastructure in which literary assets can be distributed and communicated to various entities, within a secure network, agencies, production companies and studios can assess the quality of a script prior to production.

How LitCentral Film Edition Works

LitCentral Film Edition is a desktop and Web-based script coverage and management system that streamlines the development of screenplays from initial tracking and coverage to production.

The unique patent-pending LitCentral script grading system streamlines the development process by providing a methodology that consistently assesses and analyzes over 20 elements of a script. LitCentral’s coverage analysis is based on their use of a “rubric”, a grading method currently used by academia – particularly liberal arts programs.

LitCentral CEO and screenwriter Robin Hillary said “Script coverage today is wildly inconsistent from reader to reader. By the time a script reaches the studio, it can have 20 different coverage reports attached with 20 different opinions. By creating a system that can quantify the subjective feedback, LitCentral reduces the high risk associated with selecting the scripts that are given the green light.”

LitCentral grading results can be viewed graphically for rapid visual and statistical analysis of each script. Using the statistical data generated from the report, coverage by multiple readers can be compared. Scripts can be archived by multiple parameters such as genre and lead character, as well as more advanced options such as premise, protagonist and inciting incident.

Pricing and Availability

LitCentral Film Edition can be used on any desktop or tablet PC and supports both Windows and Apple Macintosh platforms. LitCentral Film Edition will be available in the fourth quarter 2006; a future edition for the television industry will be available in early 2007.

LitCentral Basic Film Edition –Hosted

A Web- and desktop-based script management system which streamlines the script development process. Basic consists of limited standard reports, report export capabilities, and basic search. Pricing: Monthly subscription fee of $54.95/concurrent user, plus optional telephone support

LitCentral Basic Film Edition – Licensed

A Web- and desktop-based script management system which streamlines the script development process. Basic consists of limited standard reports, report export capabilities, and basic search. Pricing: One-time purchase starting at $1,995 per user, plus support and maintenance

LitCentral Pro Film Edition - Licensed

A Web- and desktop-based script management system which streamlines the script development process. Pro consists of custom field/meta information, advanced (Boolean) search, and custom features. Pricing: One-time purchase starting at $2,495 per user, plus support and maintenance.

LitExchange

A downloadable plug-in software that allows writers to access and interact with coverage feedback from industry professionals. Pricing: One-time download charge of $19.95 from LitCentral site

LitCentral Library

A repository for coverage reports - for scripts - that have been analyzed via the LitCentral software system. Pricing: Monthly subscription fee of $9.95/LitCentral user         

To order LitCentral or speak to a sales representative, visit the LitCentral site at LitCentral.com or call LitCentral at (800)930-7945.

Hollywood Praises LitCentral

"An important development for the entertainment industry, LitCentral promises to revolutionize the way coverage is created and processed. Development Hell has gotten a little closer to heaven."

—Erik Bauer, publisher of Creative Screenwriting magazine

“I can analyze more material in less time.”

—Susan Johnston- President, Select Services Films Inc.

"This program lets me use the speed and efficiency of the computer for an entirely instinctive and subjective process. Now that's progress!"

—Ellen Sandler, Co-Exec Producer, Everybody Loves Raymond

"Having my notes streamlined not only helps me immensely throughout my script analysis but it truly helps the writer understand their specific strengths and weaknesses and allows us to all work towards a common goal."

—Iris Davison, RandomGirl Productions

"This amazing software allows me to write a more effective and detailed script assessment for my clients that will support them mainstreaming their re-write process."

—Julie Cannon, RandomGirl Productions

“I love the spirit behind what they’re trying to do. Their energy, enthusiasm and interest in the business is truly impressive.”

— Barbara Holliday, CEO/Owner Digital Design LA Inc.

“The LitCentral Software System is efficient and time-saving, making it easy to track all your submissions, organize your projects and streamline the development process! Now that's what I call mega multi-tasking!”

— Kathie Fong Yoneda, TalkStory Productions, Co-Exec Producer, Beyond the Break, Script Consultant, author of The Script-Selling Game: An Insider's Look At Getting Your Script Sold and Produced

"When I first heard about this software I laughed out loud thinking it would be impossible to standardize something so subjective without ripping the heart right out of it. But once I saw their approach I realized that this product doesn't sterilize the process. Instead it allows companies to create one voice through an intelligent yet accessible system. It takes a lot of pressure off the readers which allows more creativity to surface."

— Carolyn Carpenter, Script Analyst

About LitCentral

LitCentral’s Web and desktop based script management system streamlines the script development process by securely distributing scripts to those along the development continuum – writers, agencies, production companies and studios/networks – in a cost-effective and resource-conscious manner. For more information, visit the company Web site at LitCentral.com.

###

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Stephanie Friedman
Visit website