Open Screenplay is aimed at helping writers create better stories through its story-writing process and tools. It has launched a contest with a $2,000 prize and has more than 100 screenplays in various stages on the site, including “My Alien Fiance,” “Blood Safari,” and “Butterfly Blades.”
“I genuinely believe technology should be used to improve industries that inhibit the emergence of new artists,” Sabawi said. “For so many aspiring writers like myself, there are no next steps once their screenplay is written, simply because they don’t know the right people. My goal in creating Open Screenplay is to change that so the world we see depicted in television and film can be as diverse and amazing as the world we live in.”
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As part of Open Screenplay’s launch, we are excited to announce our Short Film Contest! The writers of the winning screenplay will receive a CASH PRIZE of $2,000 and – even more exciting – their screenplay will be FILMED and PRODUCED. Just think, with Open Screenplay, your story can now go from concept to movie screen. If your contribution is voted in or accepted to a screenplay, you’ll get a writing credit and you’ll get paid. To join, sign-up for free on openscreenplay.com and start a private or public short film screenplay today. #screenwriting #storytelling #writing #film #television See link in Bio 👆
Sabawi hopes to democratize the screenwriting process, given that 50,000 screenplays are submitted to the Writers Guild of America every year and only 150 are actually made by Hollywood. The genesis of Open Screenplay came when Sabawi worked on a pilot for a series taking place during the Arab Spring for an international network based in Dubai.