Thursday, July 30, 2009

Site Alert - Greenwriter.org


"Screenwriters in America print 180 million sheets of paper a year. In six months, we hope to cut that in half."

This environmentally conscious mission statement comes directly from www.Greenwriter.org, a new site that hopes to save trees while connecting writers with agents, producers, and managers. According to the site - which no one at the League currently uses - producers and agents pay monthly or per use to download WGA registered scripts (and treatments, loglines, synopses) in their search for new clients or material. Writers, however, pay nothing to use the site. (As an environmentally conscious writer, the mission statement itself was enough to draw my attention to the site.)

Again, none of us here at The League have tried Greenwriter, in part because it is a new kid on the block - the site only went up about a week ago. But, this could be just the thing that writers are looking for. No, it's not reinventing the wheel, but it is another resource. Proceed with caution, as always - especially when it comes to putting your work on the web - but know that this is another tool that is out there for you to use.

5 comments:

Daniel Riser said...

Hi,

We can't stress enough the importance to protect your script by copyrighting with the Library of Congress. This isn't mandatory but it's very important.

Sincerely,

Daniel Riser
Founder/Creative Director
Greenwriter.org

Cake Man said...

Thanks, Daniel. You're definitely right. We actually posted a while back about WGA Registration versus official copyright. You can read it here: http://swritersleague.blogspot.com/2008/12/writers-warning-wga-script-registration.html.

Copyrighting is much stronger in court than WGA Registration, and we here at the League certainly suggest that all writers do that in addition to or instead of WGA Registration.

Thanks again.

Max Morgan said...

Hey Guys,

I've been watching this post for a while after some bad interactions with the company and have finally decided to post about it.

Do NOT TRUST greenwriter.org. They have scammed me out of contracted work and Im sure they would rip off their customer base as well.

You can read more about it here:
http://dont-trust-greenwriter.org/

jack gill said...

I had three screenplays uploaded to Greenwriter and now everything is gone. I wrote a note to them in their 'support' and received no reply, just an automated return that they received my note and that's all. It's been about three weeks now and still no reply. My account is no longer on their site. And when I try to log in, it asks for me to sign up. I did (again) and still found nothing. The next night, it asked me to 'sign-up' again. What happened to them?

Matthew said...

I have been trying for ages to find out what happened. All of a sudden their website says invalid address and that's been at least 3-4 months now. Just vanished like a ghost. I even sent the owner and some others emails asking what happened to their site but zero reply. The email address still seem valid as no bounce-back. I had uploaded 7 screenplays to them (lucky all WW copyrighted and with the WGA). Perhaps the previous comment about a SCAM was right? Just compiling a large database of everyone's screenplay uploads then just going-off line and taking them along.