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Screenplays: Uploading

  1. What is a logline?
  2. Can I replace a submission with an improved version?
  3. Can I edit my submission's Review Eligibility Test?
  4. Can I upload a stage play or a short film script in the Screenplays section?
  5. How can I protect my screenplay?
  6. How do I delete a submission I uploaded?
  7. How do I post a picture with my submission?
  8. How many submissions must I review before I can upload one of mine?
  9. How do I upload my screenplay?
  10. What happens if the Jury deletes a review I posted or a submission I uploaded?
  11. What are acceptable file formats for a screenplay submission?
  12. Why do I have to review other submissions before mine will be reviewed?
  13. Why does my screenplay need to be between 90 and 150 pages in length?
  14. What am I agreeing to by uploading my screenplay?
 
1. What is a logline?
Write a 110 character LOGLINE for your submission that gives a good sense of the story in a single sentence. This is a good and length to attract people’s attention in the least amount of time, and is a nice # of characters for Tweeting, texting, or sending out to the world at large! (If you find it challenging to come up with a good logline, you're probably doing it right.)
 
2. Can I replace a submission with an improved version?

No.  You cannot replace the submission file with a newer version. 


NOTE: Any revisions uploaded to the site must have a different filename than any previous versions.

 
3. Can I edit my submission's Review Eligibility Test?

No, so take care when designing your test that you don't make it impossible to pass. 

NOTE: To discourage members from attempting to get "free reviews" by making their Review Eligibility Tests impossible to pass, if three members consecutively fail a submission's test, it will be marked for auto-deletion by the system.

 
4. Can I upload a stage play or a short film script in the Screenplays section?

No. Screenplay submissions must be in screenplay format and between 90 and 150 pages. Stage Plays are not accepted.

 
5. How can I protect my screenplay?

It is strongly recommended that a member protect their screenplay by registering it with the Writers Guild of America, which can be done on-line at http://www.wga.org. You may also register it with the US Copyright Office through standard mail (find details at http://www.copyright.gov).

 
6. How do I delete a submission I uploaded?

Go to “MANAGE” in the header then click the tab for “Submissions”. Click the EDIT link under the submission you wish to delete. Click that and it will bring you to Edit Your Screenplay / Short Film / Short Story Profile where you will see "If you would like to delete your screenplay / short film / short story, click here." Click it and you will be taken to the 'Delete Confirmation' page where you will need to check the box that confirms you are aware that you are deleting your screenplay and then click the button below it. 

CAUTION: All reviews associated with the submission will be removed and any credits assigned to the submission will be lost. 

Delayed Deletion Modifications - If a deletion request is received, it behaves one of two ways: 1) if no members are currently assigned to this submission, it will immediately delete, 2) if one or more members are currently assigned to this submission, the deletion will be scheduled for 3-5 days. In addition, the assignment generator will not assign submissions  that are less than 2 hours old. This provides a brief window for proofing and re-uploading should the user need to.

 

 
7. How do I post a picture with my submission?

To change the image you go to “MANAGE” in the header and then “Submission” from your Profile, then clicking EDIT MY SUBMISSION under the appropriate submission. 


Any images you upload must be created by you or within your rights to reproduce and use.

 
8. How many submissions must I review before I can upload one of mine?

You don’t need to review any submissions before you upload one of yours, however if you want to have your submission assigned out to others to review you are going to need to successfully complete REVIEW ASSIGNMENTS.

For information on how to request an assignment, see "How do I get assigned submissions to review"

 
9. How do I upload my screenplay?

Click “SUBMIT” in the header and then select “Screenplay” and follow the instructions.

 
10. What happens if the Jury deletes a review I posted or a submission I uploaded?

If a review you wrote is deleted, you will lose any credit it may have earned you. If a submission you uploaded is deleted, any credits it had attached to it will be lost, all of its assignments and reviews will be removed. 

The decision of the Jury is final and cannot be undone. Deletions of your items could cause your Participation Level to be lowered. 

NOTE: The Jury has the ability to vote to not lower your Participation Level, even though they vote for your item to be deleted. This is important to take into consideration while writing your initial response when notified that your item has been submitted to the Hall of Justice.

 
11. What are acceptable file formats for a screenplay submission?

The acceptable format for screenplays is (.pdf) supported by Adobe Acrobat. Common screenplay writing software like Final Draft and Movie Magic Screenwriter include PDF converters as part of the software. You may also want to consider a free PDF converter if you don't have either of these programs (like www.cutePDF.com). You can also try free screenplay writing software CeltX.

 
12. Why do I have to review other submissions before mine will be reviewed?

The function of the site relies on the active participation of its members. Requiring members to review other members work prior to getting reviews of their own helps ensure a continuing flow of constructive feedback within the community.

 

Only assigned reviews of submissions will result in members receiving credits, without which your submission may not be assigned to others.

 

 
13. Why does my screenplay need to be between 90 and 150 pages in length?

Screenplays should be no less than 90 pages and no more 150 pages as these lengths are more aligned with industry standards. To be considered feature length, screenplays must be at least 90 pages in length, and although they are usually around 120 pages, screenplays uploaded here are allowed to have up to 150 pages due to potential file conversion errors that can occur. Any screenplays found to be above 150 pages or below 90 pages in length should be reported to the Hall of Justice.

 
14. What am I agreeing to by uploading my screenplay?

In the event your screenplay is rated as a Featured Submission, you agree to negotiate in good faith exclusively with Trigger Street Labs for the rights to develop and produce your screenplay if Trigger Street Labs wishes to produce the material. These good faith negotiations shall be for not less than ninety (90) days from the date your screenplay is first posted in the Site Favorites.