- Can I have more than one account?
- Can I change my user name?
- How do I create a signature file for the message board that will appear with every post?
- What if I forget my username and/or password?
- Can I make changes to my account? What can I change?
- How do I get assigned submissions to review?
- What happens if a review I posted or a submission I uploaded is reported to the Hall of Justice?
- How do I add an image to my Profile Page?
- What if I can't find the answer to my question here?
- How do I delete my account?
- What happens if the Jury deletes a review I posted or a submission I uploaded?
- May I query Trigger Street Labs or Productions, production company executives or clients through the Trigger Street Labs service or otherwise?
- How do I edit my password, bio, or any of the info related to my uploads?
- How do I increase my Participation Level?
- Why do I have to review other submissions before mine will be reviewed?
- What is the User Participation Level and what is it used for?
- What are the Participation Level Definitions?
- What happens if my screenplay becomes Featured on the site?
- What is the purpose of Trigger Street Labs?
- Can I edit a Message Board post comment I left on a member's Profile Page, or submission page?
- What if I don't want a Comments section on my profile or submission page(s)?
- Why is a review of my submission now gone?
- What are Featured Submissions, and how are they determined?
- What is the Spotlight?
No. Any member found to have multiple accounts will have every account suspended and/or deleted and their membership revoked.
No. Having a single user name keeps track of a member's participation, both positive and negative, and also helps prevent 'hit and runs' by members doing something under one name and then 'hiding' under a different name. It also helps members keep track of each other and their progress.
First click MANAGE in the header. Then click “EDIT MY ACCOUNT”. In the section titled "Message Board Signature" click the box next to "Enable signature for message board" and then enter your signature in the space provided and click the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the page. Note that there is a 250 character limit for your signature.
For a password reminder, click here, then provide the email address that you used when registering to the site and click SUBMIT. If your account is on file, the log-in information will be sent immediately.
If you don't receive the email message within a short period of time, check that you correctly entered your email address, and then check your spam filters.
First click MANAGE in the header. Then click “EDIT MY ACCOUNT”. That will take you to 'Edit Your Personal Profile' where you can:
- Delete your account.
- Change your password.
- Change your email address.
- Choose to display or hide your email address.
- Choose to be informed if you get a review.
- Choose to receive or stop the Weekly Newsletter.
- Enter or Edit your bio.
- Upload an image for your User Page.
- Edit your favorite genre list.
- Edit your profile and contact details.
Also see How do I edit my password, bio, or any of the info related to my uploads?
Go to REVIEW in the header to select the type of Assignment you’d like (Screenplay, Short Film, Short Story). Happy reviewing!
To see assignments currently assigned to you, simply go to MANAGE in the header and then to the “Assignments” tab. Your assignments will be listed there.
The item first goes through the Arraignment Process where it will be randomly put before other users. They vote as to whether or not it should continue on to the Jury. If the majority votes to not send it on to the Jury, then it is removed from the Hall of Justice and the reporting members Participation Level may be affected. If this was the first time the item was reported and it does not go before the Jury, it can be reported again; but the outcome of the second time in the Hall of Justice is final. The item will then not be able to be reported again while it remains on the site.
If the outcome of an Arraignment Process determines that the item should go before the Jury, you will receive an automated email stating that you have 72 hours to write a defense or otherwise comment on the item of yours that is before the jury (this response by you is optional).
NOTE: The Jury has the option to not lower your Participation Level, even if they vote the item be deleted. This is important to take into consideration while writing your initial response to the notification that your item has been submitted to the Hall of Justice.
The majority vote of the Jury determines if the reported item is deleted or not. The Jury's decision is final and therefore even if it was the first time the item was reported to the Hall of Justice, it cannot be reported to the Hall of Justice again. If the Jury's decision is to delete your item, your Participation Level may be lowered, but your active participation in the site can help restore it to its previous level.
You can upload a image for your personal profile and you are also able to upload one image for each submission. Any images you upload must be created by you or within your rights to reproduce and use.
You can add a picture to your Profile and Submission page by clicking the “Add a Picture” message on your Profile / Submission page.
If your question is not covered here in the FAQ's, or if you want more information, the best source is the site's Message Board.
To get to it, go to the “Message Board” link at the top of the site in the header.
First click MANAGE in the header. Then click “EDIT MY ACCOUNT” in the left sidebar. That will take you to 'Edit Your Personal Profile', where at the top of the page reads 'If you would like to cancel your account, click here'. This will cancel your account, remove all of your submissions and reviews, and cannot be undone.
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.
No. Unfortunately Trigger Street Productions does not accept unsolicited submissions or queries via a physical delivery service or email. Due to legal liabilities, any submissions or queries that are emailed to us are deleted and those physically delivered are rejected or disposed of.
First click MANAGE in the header.
To edit your password or other profile information, click “EDIT MY ACCOUNT” in the left sidebar.
To edit any information about your uploaded screenplay, short film, or short story, go to click to the “Submissions” tab. You will be taken to another page that lists all of your submissions and you will have an edit link available to for each one.
Also see Can I make changes to my account? What can I change?
All of your actions on the site contribute to your Participation level. The fastest way to increase your level is to complete Review Assignments given by the Assignment Generator as constructively as possible and in a well thought out manner.
To reach the higher levels you will also have to complete the Contact & Profile Information (these are kept private):
First and last name.
To get to add this information, click “MANAGE” in the header and then “EDIT MY ACCOUNT” in the left sidebar.
Upload Your Work - The more work you upload and the higher it gets rated and ranked, the more your Participation Level increases.
Length of Membership - The amount of time you are a registered member weighs in on your Participation Level.
Stay Active – Your Participation Level will start to drop off if you stop participating actively.
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.
A member's Participation Level reflects their activity and participation in the site. The higher a member's Participation Level is, the more flexibility and advantages they have (for more details on these, please see Participation Level Definitions below). The Participation Level rises to the next level and maintains these levels the more a member participates in the site, but will drop if the member does not keep up their level of participation. It can also drop due to violation of site policies, deletion of reviews or submissions by the Hall of Justice, or lack of participation in the site, i.e. not completing Review Assignments. (A member's rating will not fall because of removing assignments and requesting another, but can if some assignments are not done.)
As you can see, many factors determine your Participation Level, including the amount of uploads and reviews you have, the length of time you have been a member, how often you log in, the amount of your participation in the Hall of Justice, and the amount of your participation in the Message Board.
To reach the higher levels you will also have to complete the Contact & Profile Information (which is not made public). To add this information, click “MANAGE” in the header and then “EDIT MY ACCOUNT” in the left sidebar.
A member's User Rating reflects their activity and participation in the site. The higher a member's User Rating is, the more flexibility and advantages they have (for more details on these, please see User Rating Definitions below). The User Rating rises to the next level and maintains these levels the more a member participates in the site, but it can also drop due to violation of site policies, deletion of reviews or submissions by the Hall of Justice, or lack of participation in the site, i.e. not completing Review Assignments, etc.
As you can see, many factors determine your User Rating, including the amount of uploads and reviews you have, the length of time you have been a member, how often you log in, the amount of your participation in the Hall of Justice, and the amount of your participation in the Message Board.
When a member's screenplay is Featured, Trigger Street has first look option to your screenplay for a period of no less than ninety (90). That just means that we have the right to make an offer for your work, not that we have to or will! While we wish you the best of luck with your work, the Featured section is designed to get you noticed by others.
The 90-day period begins on the date your screenplay is first listed as a Featured Submission. More detailed information may be found in the Screenplay Participation Agreement, which members initial and agree to prior to uploading screenplays.
Also, once a screenplay has been listed as a Featured at least once, it becomes eligible for Affirm Voting and for selection as a Spotlight Submission (but does not go through the first look option period again).
Trigger Street Labs is a community of filmmakers, writers, readers, and film aficionados gathered together in the virtual space to share, discover, and critique. This community provides a platform for undiscovered talent to showcase their work and gain valuable exposure and feedback that it may not normally have access to. It is also a venue to learn about the art of screenwriting, filmmaking, and short story writing.
Members upload their work to be reviewed by other screenwriters, directors, producers and film enthusiast both inside and outside of the entertainment industry. The interactive method we have deployed generates a responsive user experience that benefits the submitting member with constructive criticism and feedback from a global audience, as well as the reviewer with a chance to critique work in an early stage of development. This practice has proven to be invaluable to thousands of our members by providing them with a wide spectrum of unbiased opinions and critiques that can then be taken into consideration for future drafts or projects.
The reviewing process allows the community to select its top submissions to be Featured and once a month there will be a “Spotlight” submission from each submission type showcased to the world. The goal is that independent and undiscovered work and talent will find a wider audience and exposure that can help get it to another level.
Message Board Posts and comments are only editable for three minutes.
By default, the Comments section of your profile page and submission pages is enabled. If you would like to remove the comments section, first click on “MANAGE” in the header, then click on EDIT YOUR ACCOUNT in the left sidebar. In the section titled "Display Comments" choose 'Yes' to display comments or 'No' to disable the feature.
The review may have been in violation of site policies and was then submitted to the Hall of Justice, to which the majority vote agreed to delete it.
Being in the Spotlight is a result of very favorable reviews by the site's community. Your submission is featured on the main page of the site in addition to being announced on Twitter, Facebok, and the forums. Spotlighted submissions are picked on a weekly basis on a rotating schedule:
1st week of the month: Short Story Spotlight
2nd week of the month: Screenplay Spotlight
3rd week of the month: Short Film Spotlight
4th week of the month: Reviewer Spotlight