ScriptHop Introduces “The Packet”

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Tech company offers new standard for how scripts travel in Hollywood

ScriptHop introduces an online tool for Hollywood that allows writers to share their screenplays more securely and promises a new kind of dynamic, interactive, and navigable experience that excites people to read. It also offers writers more influence on the distillation process used by Hollywood to make decisions about projects.

From the minds behind ScriptHop comes something that founders Brian Austin and Scott Foster, a 12 year veteran and former head of UTA’s Story Department, believe will change the way scripts travel in Hollywood and beyond, while making the job of industry readers more streamlined so story analysts can focus on the most important part of their job, critiquing the script. ScriptHop’s “Packet” bundles everything a writer needs to market their script in one simple link.

“The Packet makes a writer’s vision resonate beyond any bland distillation, adding dimension to a process that’s tended to make both writers and decision makers suffer,” Foster explains. “It's also a transposable source industry readers can transfer into their coverage, while maintaining the writer’s version of the logline and synopsis. It presents these distillations in a much more engaging form, and enables readers to focus on really reading the script and giving the writing its due when they evaluate it, rather than waste their own time abridging it.”

“ScriptHop is awesome! It’s so easy and intuitive; it sparks creativity and streamlines the whole business of getting stories green-lit. As Hollywood seeks a new normal, innovators at ScriptHop are cutting the path. I see huge success for this amazing script platform,” says Joe Jarvis, Senior VP of Final Draft who champions the Packet along with other partners and top screenwriters like Shane Black, David Hayter, and Ed Solomon, who joined ScriptHop’s Advisory Board. The growing list of partners also include Film Independent, Untitled Entertainment, and The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.

“The Packet is easy to email or text,” explains Austin, who designed the system. “It includes the script along with documents like lookbooks and bibles, and information about the project such as the logline, synopsis, character breakdowns, attachments, writer bio, and more. It’s easy for the recipient to access and no special software is required. Users simply click a link.”

Austin says The Packet is also heading off insidious forms of tech at the pass. “The need to digest content is so great that many are pursuing AI to read and choose which scripts will be successes,” he explains. “Seeing this trend caused us to make a major pivot from focusing on AI to focusing on empowering the creators. It’s utilizing technology in the right way, while keeping the human and artist element in place.”

The Packet is available by invitation only to start. For more information visit scripthop.com.

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About ScriptHop
ScriptHop is an innovative software platform that supercharges Hollywood’s processes and workflows around scripts for both film and television. ScriptHop offers an online system that allows writers, agencies, studios, and production companies easy access to scripts and information around those projects, filling a major gap in how scripts have been delivered, shared, and reviewed to date. ScriptHop is co-founded by a former UTA Story Department Head and designed in collaboration with top screenwriters and industry professionals.

Advisory Board Members:

Michelle Amor (The Honorable) (Writers Guild - Co-Chair Committee of Black Writers)
Shane Black (Iron Man 3, Predator, Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Nice Guys)
Don Bohlinger (USC - Professor of Screenwriting)
Akela Cooper (Luke Cage, American Horror Story, The Nun 2)
Hilliard Guess (Deadly Class) (Writers Guild - Co-Chair Committee of Black Writers)
Brian Gunn (Brightburn, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Little Monsters)
Peter Hanrahan (The Lowlands) (UTA, Village Roadshow - Story Analyst)
David Hayter (X-Men, X2, Watchmen, Scorpion King, Warrior Nun)
Jim Herzfeld (Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, Tapeheads)
Dale Launer (My Cousin Vinny, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Ruthless People)
Randy McKinnon (War of the Worlds - Apple TV, Extra - Annapurna)
Jason Newman (Untitled Entertainment - Partner/Manager)
Gladys Rodriguez (Vida, Sons of Anarchy, recent sale to AMC)
Chris Schwartzy (AFI - Manager AFI Conservatory, Master Seminars Moderator)
Kristi Shuton (Disney - Creative Talent Development & Inclusion)
Ed Solomon (Bill & Ted 1-3, Men in Black, Now You See Me 1-3, Mosaic, Levity)
Dana Stevens (City of Angels, For Love of the Game, Fatherhood, Viola Davis project)
Jim Uhls (Fight Club, Jumper)
Ivan Williams (Media Tech Entrepreneur)

Partners:
Untitled Entertainment
Final Draft
Film Independent
Geena Davis Institute
Film Lab
Script Reader Pro

Quotes:

“ScriptHop is awesome! So easy and intuitive, it sparks creativity and streamlines the whole business of getting stories green-lit. As Hollywood seeks a new normal, innovators at ScriptHop are cutting the path. I see huge success for this amazing script platform.”    

— Joe Jarvis - Sr VP Final Draft

"Writing is a lonely business, at the end of which no audience is guaranteed, beyond possibly your mother -- what Script Hop offers is a chance to be noticed in the crowd. The rest is up to you, and your storytelling. Good luck, fellow traveler.”    

— Shane Black

“I am incredibly impressed by the ScriptHop software. Not only does it offer writers a fresh, new perspective on the structure and analysis of their projects, it allows them to create a vibrant format with which to present those screenplays to potential buyers. The ability to highlight dialogue, tone and form gives studios and producers an immediate, in-depth grasp of the content within.”

— David Hayter

“ScriptHop is such a gift to writers. So smartly organized, so intuitive, so easy to use, it helps showcase your material and put it in front of folks who can actually turn it into a movie.”

— Brian Gunn

“ScriptHop brings screenwriters into the 21st century with the perfect software to platform their projects. Writers are now being asked for visuals and casting ideas in their pitches and presentations. ScriptHop makes it easy to create an enticing packet for studios, creative partners and financiers to envision your script on the screen.”

— Dana Stevens

"ScriptHop makes your material as alive as possible, short of being filmed, and it makes that prospect more likely.”

— Jim Uhls

"ScriptHop is truly impressive and will be a game changer for any writer. Not only is it helpful for getting to know the ins and outs of your script, it puts the power back in the writer's hands to market your script the way you want to market it. On top of that, it is also easy to use, beautifully designed, and ready to wow a potential buyer. ScriptHop is here to disrupt the game!”

— Gladys Rodriguez

“Even the simple act of allowing a screenwriter to create and attach their own synopsis and logline to a script that’s circulating is huge, and incredibly helpful. A ScriptHop Packet gives screenwriters something they’ve rarely had in the industry: more control.“

— Jim Herzfeld

“ScriptHop is a game-changer. It will empower writers by enabling us to showcase all our work, in one place, in such a professional way, that I believe it could actually help to increase our odds of success.”

— Michelle Amor

“ScriptHub will be a game changer for my USC students looking to get their scripts read. I predict it will do for delivering their scripts what Final Draft has done for writing them.”

— Don Bohlinger

Press and Media Inquiries
Maggie Palmer
Director of Marketing
ScriptHop
P: 503-419-7677
E: Maggie@mkpcreative.com

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