Wraters.com Launch Offers Secured Online Screenplay Discovery Platform to Aspiring Writers
Los Angeles , California (PRWEB) December 17, 2012
Wraters.com, a first of its kind online screenplay discovery platform conceived to offer visibility to screenwriters launches on December 17th. In what has traditionally been a side of the business operating behind closed doors, Wraters takes the contrarian approach of encouraging screenwriters to publish their screenplays and call attention to their work with visible peer and professional reviews and dedicated, searchable, shareable screenplay title pages offering full control over privacy settings.
Unlike other online services for screenwriters, Wraters charges no hosting or subscription fees, and allows members to upload an unlimited number of screenplays for free. Screenwriters only pay if they request a review from the sites team of industry readers. Users can request peer reviews from fellow users by email, with full privacy controls over the visibility of these reviews and their uploaded screenplays. Anyone on the site, particularly potential buyers, can use advanced search tools to surface just the kind of screenplays theyre looking for, read their reviews - both professional and user generated, and even download them.
Having worked at Warner Bros. and Twentieth Century Fox as well as Baseline, I could see firsthand the challenge faced by screenwriters: how to expose their work in a highly searchable way that enables discovery by producers, agents, and managers looking for material similar to what theyve written, says Co-Founder Jim Lukowitsch. Our site makes this possible by embracing the one thing other services have not, transparency. One of the key reasons writers in Hollywood have traditionally possessed so little power is the secrecy in which their work is seen and evaluated. We realized that a central challenge to all aspiring screenwriters is visibility; our site takes screenplays out of the dark and finally allows writers to shine a spotlight on them.