In the past, it took tremendous effort, talent, and luck to sell a screenplay. Now, all it takes is an iPhone App. At least, that’s what the folks at Digital Thought Software are hoping.
They’ve recently released Buy My Screenplay, a collection of 10 screenplay pitches wrapped in an iPhone interface. I assume they’re hoping that someone is curious enough about their unique approach to download the app, and peruse the pitches. I was curious… so I downloaded… and perused.
I won’t tell you about the stories (No spoilers here). But if you’re curious, you can download the app for free. If you enjoy any of the pitches, hit the Request Screenplay button, and have the full script emailed to your inbox.
Ok…Reality check. This is an absurd way to sell a screenplay. But, something I’ve learned in my 20 years as a director, screenplays get sold in absurd ways all the time. I applaud the developers of this app. They’re totally f’ing nuts. And nuts often win.
Now, if someone could create an app to replace agents…