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Developer(s)Scripped, Inc.
(later Scripted, Inc.)
Initial release8 January 2008; 15 years ago (2008-01-08)
Operating systemAny (Web-based application)

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

Scripped was 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]

On April 1, 2015, citing a serious technical failure,[9] Scripped shuttered its service. As part of the announcement, it was disclosed that their backup servers had failed as well, losing all of its users' stored scripts.

The website URL currently redirects to WriterDuet's website, another online scriptwriting service; Scripped had advertised WriterDuet in Scripped's shutdown open letter.


The Scripped Writer provided a built-in screenplay template which formatted the document to a standard for scripts as recommended by the AMPAS.[10] The screenplay document was composed of seven elements: scene, action, character, dialog, parenthetical, transition and general. Each element had a specific style to which the Scripped Writer conformed as text was entered.

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

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

In May 2011 the administrators of Scripped launched - a sister site focused on freelance writing jobs. Subsequent to the service's launch, the company was renamed to Scripted, Inc.

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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. ^ "Scripped". Retrieved 2015-01-02. Archived April 3, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Beal, Greg. "A Few Notes on Formatting". AMPAS. Retrieved 2010-06-19.

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