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I moved from NYC to LA in October, 2003. And though I still think NYC is the greatest city in the world, I'm truly loving life here in the City of Angels. I'm a writer, reader, and occasional picture-taker.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New Screenwriting/Indie Production Website

I recently learned about a new website that is designed to help collaborations through the entire production process. Named Five Sprockets, the site offers some free software (including yet another free screenwriting application) and free registration. The site's name is a reference to the five stages of the production process: Development, Pre-production, Production, Post-production and Distribution.

I have not tried out the screenwriting software, so to be honest I can't speak to its quality. But what attracted me most to the site is its "Community" section. In an easy-to-use format, the section offers how-to videos for use by indie filmmakers, articles aimed at guiding the developing screenwriter (a number of which seem to offer solid insights), event listings, and discussion forum. There is also a job board, though at this point listings are still extremely sparse (the site is still in beta).

There are many sites out there aimed at this niche, and I can't claim to have spent much time on all of them. But this site definitely seems like one worth keeping an eye on!

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Joel!
I;m enjoying reading your blog heloing fellow screenwriters like myself. I took your advise and checked out Five Sprokets. Great website! I was wondering, becasue Five Sprokets sort of reminded me of it, but have you heard of Nehs Studios in NYC? They have several websites, and I did get a chance to look at www.details.pitchnehst.com. It seems to be a site where unknown screenwriters/filmmakers can pitch their scripts to company executives. Can you offer any advice to your screenwriters: is this a legitimate thing film companies are doing? You can personally email me at april_brenner@hotmail.com. Thanks so much for your time.

9:06 PM  
Blogger Fun Joel said...

April --

I will email you directly as well, but for anyone reading the comments here, I wrote a post about Nehst some time back.

http://funjoel.blogspot.com/2007/08/want-access-ask-larry-meistrich.html

I can't speak to the specifics, in terms of successes, etc. As a new company, it remains to be seen what they do. But I did try to provide some information that will hopefully be helpful!

9:20 PM  
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Thanks for this post.
Cheers

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