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Scripped Writer
Developer(s) Scripped, Inc.
Initial release 2008-01-08
Development status Active
Operating system Any (Web-based application)
Type screenwriting

Scripped is an online screenplay services company offering three services: script writing, script registration, and script coverage. Scripped currently does not facilitate collaboration among screenwriters. It combined with Zhura in 2010. According to Techcrunch, Scripped has more than 60,000 writers as of March 2010.[1]

Scripped is administered by Sunil Rajaraman, Ryan Buckley and Zak Freer.[2][3][4][5] Actor, writer, and director Edward Burns and screenwriter Steven E. de Souza joined Scripped's Board of Advisers in May 2008.[6] In 2008, the company formed a partnership with Write Brothers, makers of Movie Magic Screenwriter software.[7] On March 29, 2010, Scripped announced that it closed $250,000 in private investment and merged with competitor Zhura. Scripped's CEO, Sunil Rajaraman, remains the merged company's Chief Executive Officer.[8]


The Scripped Writer provides a built-in screenplay template which formats the document to a standard for scripts as recommended by the AMPAS.[9] The screenplay document is composed of seven elements: scene, action, character, dialog, parenthetical, transition and general. Each element has a specific style to which the Scripped Writer conforms as text is entered.

Like other client-side screenplay software, Scripped offers Tab-Enter toggling between screenplay elements, making the writing process much faster.

Text files can be imported into the Scripped Writer and automatically conformed to the screenplay template. Completed scripts can be exported as PDF files.

In May 2011 the administrators of Scripped launched - a sister site focused on freelance writing jobs.

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  1. ^ Wauters, Robin. "Screenwriting Software Company Scripped Merges With Zhura, Raises Funding". Techcrunch. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  2. ^ Sridharan, Vasanth (2008-03-18). "Here's The Pitch: Google Docs for Screenplays". Silicon Alley Insider. Retrieved 2008-05-02. 
  3. ^ Peters, Derek (2008-03-27). "Ryan Buckley - Entertainment News, Entertainment Education Update, Media - Variety". Variety. Retrieved 2008-05-02. 
  4. ^ Chima, Chikodi (2008-04-18). "Scripped for Screenwriters; Everything But The Sales Pitch". College Mogul. Retrieved 2008-05-02. 
  5. ^ Calnan, Christopher (2008-03-14). "Zhura starts screenwriter software". Mass High Tech. Retrieved 2008-05-02. 
  6. ^ "Edward Burns and Aaron Lubin Join Scripped Inc's Board of Advisors". PRWeb. 2008-05-28. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 
  7. ^ Chmielewski, Dan. "Scripped and The Write Brothers Announce Joint Marketing and Technology Partnership to Benefit Screenwriters". BusinessWire. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
  8. ^ Wauters, Robin. "Screenwriting Software Company Scripped Merges With Zhura, Raises Funding". Techcrunch. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  9. ^ Beal, Greg. "A Few Notes on Formatting". AMPAS. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 

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