The "Packet"

The new industry standard for sending scripts in
Hollywood — one that finally gives writers more security
and excites people to read!

see why it's free!

ScriptHop's Packet bundles everything you need to market your script in one simple link.

ScriptHop makes it easy to create a Packet.

All you need is a logline and synopsis to create your basic Packet in minutes.

1

Upload your script to
start a new Packet.

2

Add project documents like bibles or lookbooks.

3

Enter your project info and customize the Packet.

4

Email or text your new
Packet link.

♦  Recipients don't need any software and are not required to sign-up to see your Packet.

Clicking on the link...

Opens a web page with the most recent info on your project along with the latest revisions of your script and project documents — no more annoyingly long emails (that rarely get read).

The Packet is an evolving document that starts simple and grows as you choose to add information.

Compare sending a Packet link with just emailing a PDF script.

  PDF
Interactive, engaging experience.
Script is guaranteed to be the most recent revision.

Normally, if you've sent your script out to multiple people, or your manager has sent it to whomever they are reaching out to, updating everyone with a new revision of your script is often challenging and can even be embarrassing (especially if it's frequently).

With the Packet, you simply upload your most recent revision and everyone is updated. The link stays the same, but will always give them the most recent revision of your script, project documents, and any other information such as who is attached.

Get notifications when the script has been read.
Can restrict printing or downloading of script.

By default, the Packet allows recipients to download a PDF version of your script, if they wish. However, as security option, you can restrict people from being able to download so they are limited to only seeing the script within the Packet's script viewer. This viewer does not allow the user to mark and copy or print the text of your script.

Can disable access to the script after it's been sent.
Optionally give access to older revisions of the script.
Recipients can subscribe to be notified of updates on your project.

If a recipient isn't interested enough to commit to your project but would be if something exciting happens, they can click the Subscribe To Updates button and enter in their email address to receive email updates whenever something changes with the project. They can even choose which types of updates to be notified about.

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Can restrict recipients from sending your script to others. coming soon
Interact with storyboards while reading script. coming soon
Collaborate across multiple parties on script notes. coming soon
Imports into ScriptHop's full platform for agencies and studios.

In the coming months, ScriptHop will be releasing a platform for studios, agencies, and production companies that will allow them to manage their entire library of screenplays as well as the ScriptHop Packets they receive. Should an agency receive your packet, it will import into their library and allow them to search for projects like yours or to match your character roles to the talent they represent.

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ScriptHop: World's First Interactive System for Your Script

Readers are the gatekeepers to Hollywood, and their coverage can make or break your chances of success. ScriptHop Co-Founders create an innovative way to present your work to industry executives that changes the game for pitching and selling your screenplay.

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Created by Hollywood

ScriptHop is co-founded by a former UTA Story Department Head and designed in collaboration with top screenwriters and industry professionals.

"I am incredibly impressed by the ScriptHop software. Not only does it offer writers a fresh, new perspective on the structure and analysis of their projects, it allows them to create a vibrant format with which to present those screenplays to potential buyers. The ability to highlight dialogue, tone and form gives studios and producers an immediate, in-depth grasp of the content within."
— David Hayter X-Men, X2: X-Men United, Watchmen, Warrior Nun new, World War III new
"ScriptHop is awesome! So easy and intuitive, it sparks creativity and streamlines the whole business of getting stories green-lit. As Hollywood seeks a new normal, innovators at ScriptHop are cutting the path. I see huge success for this amazing script platform."
— Joe Jarvis Senior VP, Final Draft
"Writing is a lonely business, at the end of which no audience is guaranteed, beyond possibly your mother -- what ScriptHop offers is a chance to be noticed in the crowd.  The rest is up to you, and your storytelling.  Good luck, fellow traveler."
— Shane Black Iron Man 3, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Lethal Weapon, Predator, The Nice Guys
"Even the simple act of allowing a screenwriter to create and attach their own synopsis and logline to a script that's circulating is huge, and incredibly helpful. A ScriptHop Packet gives screenwriters something they've rarely had in the industry: more control."
— Jim Herzfeld Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, Tapeheads
"ScriptHop is a game-changer. It will empower writers by enabling us to showcase all our work, in one place, in such a professional way, that I believe it could actually help to increase our odds of success."
— Michelle Amor Of Boys and Men, WGAW - Co-Chair Committee of Black Writers, LMU - Professor
"ScriptHop is truly impressive and will be a game changer for any writer. Not only is it helpful for getting to know the ins and outs of your script, it puts the power back in the writer's hands to market your script the way you want to market it. On top of that, it is also easy to use, beautifully designed, and ready to wow a potential buyer. ScriptHop is here to disrupt the game!”
— Gladys Rodriguez Vida, Sons of Anarchy
"ScriptHop makes your material as alive as possible, short of being filmed, and it makes that prospect more likely."
— Jim Uhls Fight Club, Jumper, Leviathan new
"ScriptHop is such a gift to writers. So smartly organized, so intuitive, so easy to use, it helps showcase your material and put it in front of folks who can actually turn it into a movie."
— Brian Gunn Brightburn, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Little Monsters new
"ScriptHop brings screenwriters into the 21st century with the perfect software to platform their projects.  Writers are now being asked for visuals and casting ideas in their pitches and presentations. ScriptHop makes it easy to create an enticing packet for studios, creative partners and financiers to envision your script on the screen."
— Dana Stevens City of Angels, Fatherhood new, Viola Davis project new, Dakota Fanning project new
"ScriptHop will be a game changer for my USC students looking to get their scripts read. I predict it will do for delivering their scripts what Final Draft has done for writing them."
— Don Bohlinger Professor - USC Cinematic Arts
"As a pro script reader, I'm after the script that makes me want to read more. As a screenwriter, I want to write a script that delivers more. ScriptHop bridges the gap. It streamlines the coverage process and lets readers read. And it revolutionizes the process of deploying a script — and lets writers take the reins."
— Peter Hanrahan Story Analyst - UTA and Village Roadshow
"Finally, a tool that works for screenwriters and producers. ScriptHop enables you to share your script and details about the project in a way that's easy to navigate, intuitive, but most of all looks beautiful. This is a tool for creatives who want to convey not just what is on the page, but casting, synopses, tone, and other vital information."
— Josh Welsh President - Film Independent

Secure Your Vision

Using a single source of information

It doesn’t matter who you are, the same thing happens at each agency, studio, and production company your script is sent to:  a reader (often an intern) writes "coverage" of your script. This means they judge and write a summary of your work for execs who don't have time to read everything. This distillation may be all that ever gets read of your script — a random person you don't know is basically handling your marketing!

If you think a bible or lookbook will solve this problem, think again. 'Lookbook fatigue' is a well-known Hollywood ailment (it's a chore navigating your 20 page document).

Take control:  the Packet makes your vision resonate beyond any bland distillation and creates a dynamic, interactive and navigable experience. It's also a transposable source that industry readers can transfer into their coverage — maintaining your version of the logline and synopsis — and enabling them to focus on intently reading your script and giving your writing its due when they evaluate it, rather than waste their own time abridging it.

The Packet is also heading off insidious forms of tech at the pass. The need to digest content is so great that many are pursuing AI to read and choose which scripts will be successes. That's another reason we created the ScriptHop Packet, so you won’t be relegated to having someTHING misrepresent your work.

For more info: Even Christopher Nolan Gets Distilled

Interactive and Engaging

The Packet is designed to pull the recipient into your project in ways that passive documents cannot.

Interactive Synopsis

The synopsis viewer offers a unique way to interact with both character information and the script itself.

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Entry Points

Place links strategically within the synopsis, character descriptions, and more that transport readers directly into the corresponding pages of your script.

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Highlight Reel

The moment viewers open your packet, you can present an animated display of imagery, dialog samples, and more to immediately capture their attention.

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Media

An intelligent media system that manages images, storyboards, and even helps you build a soundtrack.

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Synopsis

On board a yacht, "The Star Bird," Mara Guerdon is woken by a mysterious white light that washes over her. She's frozen in place and gasps for air, as if the light exerts some kind of psychic force. Pulling free of it, she darts to the bathroom, retching. Shining a penlight into her eye, she's horrified to see a light still slowly receding in her pupil like some tide. Shaken, Mara skypes with Ty Bushnell, her rehab sponsor. He's guiding her through the final stages of OxyContin withdrawal. She's confined herself to the boat, taking meds to mitigate her addiction, and she assumes the nightmare she just experienced was a side effect.

Mara is traveling to the Virgin Islands to meet her fiance, Riley Johns. They're planning to dive to explore a shipwreck. As she makes landfall to rendezvous with him, we learn she's a sharpshooter who survived the horrors of Fallujah. She was discharged from the military for stealing oxy from a base.

Sailing on The Star Bird, Mara shows Riley photos of The Advena, the Civil War era wreck which was carrying silver when it sank. She's wearing a necklace with a doubloon she and Riley found from the ship. They estimate there are millions in undiscovered treasure, but there's a ticking time clock on their efforts - an approaching tropical storm. That night, she wakes, bewitched by noises she's hearing where they've set anchor. Her pupil appears to dilate again and she's assaulted by someone or some thing that smashes her face into the mirror!

Mara comes to - Riley's banging on the bathroom door. They're both shocked to see she has shards of glass from the mirror embedded in her cheek. After they treat her wounds, she relates the incident to Ty (via Skype again), and there's some suspicion that side effects from her withdrawal have her acting against her own self-interest. She insists that she didn't, but Riley and Ty argue she must have locked herself in the bathroom. Ty instructs Riley to do a search on his fiancee for her own good, and he discovers a pinprick between her toes (though he keeps this a secret from Ty). Ty relates that if she's using, a telltale sign is the shrinkage of her pupils. Her eyes are small in the light, but not "pinpricks" as Ty has described. While Riley administers a drug test, which she passes, Mara notices a flesh wound on his hand, building some of her own suspicion toward him, though he tells her that it's from digging the glass out of her face.

The couple sails to San Juan to have the dosage on Mara's meds changed. Dr. Stans explains that it's unlikely she'd be having any hallucinations from the meds, but it's a possibility. Riley is dismayed to discover that Mara didn't tell him she had ovarian cancer before she met him; trust seems to be eroding between them.

Resuming course toward the wreck, the storm is about a hundred miles off and Mara sees a ghostly figure displacing the rainfall. When she runs out to the deck to confront the apparition, it's dissipated. Riley assures her there are no stowaways and nothing to fear. But later, Mara sees a specter behind her in the mirror that actually reaches out to touch her arm.

Characters

MARA GUERDON

Constance Wu

Taraji P. Henson

Jennifer Lopez

Scarlett Johansson
Honorably discharged from the Marines, struggling with PTSD, she has an addiction to OxyContin due to her suffering an IUD blast in Fallujah. She's on a boat trip to the Caribbean with her fiancé, Riley Johns, to salvage Civil War silver they discovered on another trip. But she's also using the trip to rehab: confined on the boat, she has only Riley and her rehab sponsor, Ty Bushnell, to talk to (the latter via Skype). She's become very closed off, refusing to talk about the action she saw in Fallujah. As she begins to experience paranormal events on the boat, Riley begins to question whether he can trust her (and at times we will too). She's also in remission for ovarian cancer. By script's end, we'll come to learn that Riley has been dosing her in order to cloud her judgment, that he has designs on taking all the silver for himself, and that she'll have to take lethal measures against him to survive.
RILEY JOHNS

Idris Elba

Jake Gyllenhaal

Benicio Del Toro

Henry Golding
Tall, built but lean, with deep-set dark eyes. He's engaged to Mara and he's a military vet like she is. Most recently he's been working as a drone controller. He's joining Mara on a quest to salvage Civil War treasure. He appears, at first, to be understanding regarding her drug problem, struggling in earnest to fathom what she's going through. But in reality, he's been dosing her and using her in a scheme that involves both the silver (which he intends to steal) and heroin. It becomes clear he has murderous intentions.
TY BUSHNELL

Chiwetel Ejiofor

John Leguizamo

Omar Epps

Anthony Mackie
Shaved head, faded tattoos snaking up his neck. Mara's rehab sponsor, he interacts with her via Skype, serving as moral support while she's going through withdrawal confined to Riley's boat. He cares about her - to an extent that becomes very clear when he tells her she's basically the most important person in his life. Though he may be crossing a professional line with his feelings for her, at heart he proves to be the moral sort of man Mara will come to realize Riley never was.
MERCURY

Post Malone

Daniel Kaluuya

Shia LaBeouf

Shameik Moore
Half-dreads, gold-capped teeth, sneering. A drug dealer in Key West, he sees how badly Mara needs the drugs and he tries to intimidate her. But when Mara stands up to him, revealing she's a marine, he quickly is cowed. Basically, his tough guy attitude is mostly facade - this is a kid trying to survive. Mara tells him more than she tells most people.
DR. STANS

Danny Glover

Giancarlo Esposito
With a beard and a Caribbean accent. He treats Mara in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His medical acumen is met by the right amount of bedside manner. You can tell he cares and is trying to make sense of Mara's episodes.
LACEY

Zazie Beetz

Tessa Thompson
Short, in khaki pants, wearing a baseball cap pulled down to make her look like a man. She's a small time drug dealer in Key West, but she's basically Mercury's boss. She's got an edge, honed by what we sense has been a jagged life, but she's spooked when Mara asks about Thomas Guillon, a drug dealer who recently disappeared.

2.

INT. THE STAR BIRD (YACHT) - BATHROOM - NIGHT

-- into the cramped bathroom space. Flips on the light and
faucet in a singular motion...

She splashes her face --

-- considers herself in the mirror. Her face, slick with a
sheen of sweat, almost aglow...

Suddenly, she launches herself to the toilet and --

RETCHES, heaving...settles herself and returns to the mirror.

She tugs at one eyelid, examining the white, the iris and
pupil of the eye.

She opens a drawer, rifles through toiletries, finds a
grooming kit and inside it -- a PEN LIGHT.

Mara shines the pen light into her eye, watches in the mirror
as her PUPIL CONTRACTS...

But deep within the black hole of the pupil, for a fraction
of a second, slithering light recedes...

EXT. THE STAR BIRD - FORE DECK - PRE-DAWN

The first lick of sunlight on the horizon. The sea's surface
placid, like a vast and perfect plain of glass.

Mara clutches a ceramic mug emblazoned with: "Keep Calm and
Carry On." The cat mews, curls around her legs...


EXT. THE STAR BIRD - FORE DECK - MORNING

THE STAR BIRD courses through crystalline water. Mara’s at
the fore deck, a LAPTOP splayed open.

ONSCREEN -- TY BUSHNELL (40), black, shaved head, faded gang
tats snaking up his neck.

TY

-- I wouldn’t lie to you, Mara.
It’s not easy. The stats, the
rates of relapse. You know these
things...And I don't want to sound
defeatist. But odds are you will
relapse. It’s just facts.
(pause)
How’s the nausea -- ?

Benefits of the ScriptHop Packet

Intuitive Layout

A format that won't frustrate overworked decision makers, giving them more bandwidth for meaningful analysis of your project.

All Your Project Documents

Your packet makes it easy to attach lookbooks, bibles, outlines, financials, and more, all in one place.

Everyone Is Current

Whether it's the latest revision of your script or a new actor joining the cast, everyone will always see the most recent information.

Notifications

Receive alerts letting you know when someone clicked on a link to view your Packet, chooses to view the full synopsis, or starts reading your script.

Fortify Your Wheelhouse

You're going to be judged. Shouldn't you have a chance to get ahead of the problem that the recipient "just doesn't get" your vision? Provide an argument. The Packet protects you against itchy trigger fingers with every single aspect of its design.

Hook, Case, and Commerce

Three individual sections that allow the writer to passionately and strategically position the financial and narrative factors that make this an appealing project. These are powers of persuasion beyond the restrictive, albeit necessary logline.

Writer's Statement COMING SOON

An important section to tell an important story. Your chance to connect with the recipient as to what personally moved you to write this film or long spanning television series.

Writer Catalog and Bio

Recipients can click on your name to learn about you, and optionally, your catalog. It's an opportunity to sell yourself to the industry if you're new, or revive old projects if you're a veteran. If a reader was on the fence about this script, maybe they'll discover another one that's been gathering dust. So many bloom for a minute, but die on the vine - the Packet can literally resurrect a writer!

Casting

The Packet offers the writer an opportunity to jumpstart this process in an exciting way: as packets travel beyond agents and producers to actors, visuals and Entry Points within the character descriptions elevate passive text, escorting actors directly to scenes you know will literally talk them into the role. The Packet's casting options also encourage diversity.

Security

When you just send your script as a PDF attachment, you lose all control once the send button is pressed. You're not even sure if they read your email, much less your script.

ScriptHop sends you a notification as soon as someone clicks to view your packet. Get peace of mind that your email was received and your project is being looked at. Additional information is included, as well, so you know if they decided to read the script, go in depth with your synopsis, or if they clicked on your name to learn more about you. We also preserve the privacy of the recipient by not passing along any identifying information.

If, at any time, you're concerned that your script is ending up in the wrong hands, you can deactivate the link. On top of this, the Packet also offers restriction features for printing or downloading that give you far more control than an emailed PDF. Soon, you'll even be able to restrict recipients from forwarding your packet to others.

Finally, to protect your work, ScriptHop has created an advanced "fingerprint" technology that will be able identify if another writer is attempting to pass off a work so similar to your own that it is more than likely copied material. COMING SOON

Added to all of these physical safeguards are the many anxiety-reducing features mentioned earlier that push readers to what you want to resonate, make your arguments, and guide them so as to not miss your award winning scenes.

Who We Are

Brian Austin

Co-Founder / CEO

A technologist and entrepreneur who has created products in the environmental and medical spaces is now set to bring a unique vision to the film and television industry.

 

Scott Foster

Co-Founder / Creative Director

A former Director of UTA's Story Department and graduate of Columbia University’s Film School brings his creativity and experience to the design of the overall ScriptHop platform.

 

Jory Weitz

Director of Industry Relations

Executive producer of Napoleon Dynamite and best known for brilliance as a casting director, he helps establish strategic partnerships and contributes to the long term goals of the company.

 

Maggie Palmer

Director of Marketing

Principal/owner of MKP Creative, whose background includes writing and producing for numerous television series and feature films before starting MKP.

Board of Advisors

Michelle Amor

  • Of Boys and Men
  • The Honorable new

Co-Chair Committee of Black Writers

Writers Guild of America

Professor

LMU

Shane Black

  • Iron Man 3
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Predator
  • Nice Guys
  • The Long Kiss Goodnight

Don Bohlinger

Professor

USC Cinematic Arts

Akela Cooper

  • Luke Cage
  • American Horror Story
  • The 100
  • Grimm
  • The Nun 2 new
  • Jupiter's Legacy new

Hilliard Guess

  • Deadly Class
  • Ticker new

Co-Chair Committee of Black Writers

Writers Guild of America

Brian Gunn

  • Brightburn
  • Journey 2
    The Mysterious Island
  • Little Monsters new

Peter Hanrahan

  • The Lowlands new

Story Analyst

United Talent Agency

Story Analyst

Village Roadshow

Professor

Webster University

David Hayter

  • X-Men
  • X2: X-Men United
  • Watchmen
  • The Scorpion King
  • Warrior Nun new

Jim Herzfeld

  • Meet the Parents
  • Meet the Fockers
  • Tapeheads

Dale Launer

  • My Cousin Vinny
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  • Ruthless People

Randy McKinnon

  • War of the Worlds Apple TV+ new
  • Notes From a
    Young Black Chef new
  • Extra Annapurna new

Jason Newman

Partner / Manager

Untitled Entertainment

Gladys Rodriguez

  • Vida
  • Sons of Anarchy

Chris Schwartz

Manager, AFI Conservatory

Master Seminars Moderator

American Film Institute

Kristi Shuton

Creative Talent Development & Inclusion

Disney

Ed Solomon

  • Bill & Ted (1-3)
  • Now You See Me (1-3)
  • Men in Black
  • Mosaic
  • Levity
  • No Sudden Move new

Dana Stevens

  • City of Angels
  • Safe Haven
  • For Love of the Game
  • Fatherhood new
  • Viola Davis project new
  • Dakota Fanning project new

Jim Uhls

  • Fight Club
  • Jumper
  • Leviathan new

Ivan Williams

Executive Producer
Media Tech Entrepreneur
Adjunct Professor

UC Irvine

Partners

ScriptHop's founders, team, advisors, and partners are dedicated to empowering writers with tools that elevate their content development process to the next level. No talent should go undiscovered, and no great projects should take 10 years to make. Our mission is to develop products in line with our Advisory Board that will improve writers' chances of getting greenlit, creating an ecosystem and protocols that will help preclude predictive data-mining and harmful A.I. By giving writers more ownership of this space, we truly believe we can make each script, and content development as a whole, a more compelling proposition!

Contact Us

for information: info@scripthop.com
for technical support: support@scripthop.com

Interactive Synopsis

Have you ever read a funny Synopsis? Neither have we. The long form Synopses, by design, records the facts of your story, stripped of any real sense of character or dramatic flavor that would live up to the script. Even when executed by the most skillful writer, a Synopsis is a muted and matter-of-fact accounting of events rather than a rich experience. Yet, they're protocol in the business — make no mistake, your script will inevitably be distilled (even if you're at the top of the Hollywood food chain).

The Packet makes reading the Synopsis a dynamic experience that literally opens a portal into your screenplay. From the start, it automatically identifies and makes character names linkable. Clicking on a name will open the Characters Side Bar alongside the Synopsis to provide context with descriptions and even actor suggestions (chosen by you, the writer). The Packet's Entry Point system brings plot summaries to life by transporting the reader directly to the scene in the script.

Entry Points

Entry Points offer an opportunity that writers don't normally have in the industry's inescapable distillation process: the ability to entice execs & creatives beyond the Synopsis and Character Breakdowns to read the actual script!

It's a simple concept with a lot of power — an icon link that can be placed with the text itself that, when clicked, will transport readers right into the corresponding page of your script. If chosen strategically, Entry Points will excite the reader to "get into" the script and read it. They especially help those getting reacquainted with a project, causing your whole story to flood back into memory.

Even if you're Christopher Nolan, people choosing to read distillations over the script itself is a fact of life. Entry Points are another tool to get people back into your written material.

Highlight Reel

With easily setup animations, the Highlight Reel is your chance to visually capture your audience or impress them with your writing before they've even read a single page of your script.

ScriptHop automatically creates an initial Highlight Reel for you, selecting excerpts from your script, BUT you have total control over this process: you can customize your reel by choosing the dialogue or descriptions you like best, and by adding your own imagery.

Until now, writers have had no sense of whether the exec or rep they've sent their work to has merely skimmed the Story Department's "Coverage" of their work and missed the best parts - or read it at all. With the Highlight Reel, you can make sure from the moment the recipient clicks on the Packet link, they're enticed to read because they immediately see your script brought to life with dialogue and imagery you believe is resonant and crucial about your script. Like a movie trailer, this can "tease" your story.

Media

Add images and music to assist with your world-building. Writing a sci-fi? Chances are that even the most prodigious imagination will have a hard time envisioning the look of your future. Using images found on the web, or creating your own - such as Storyboards - will bring your vision to life. On top of the Gallery section in the packet, those gallery images can also be transposed to the script itself (to specific pages and sequences) so that your screenplay literally pops.

The Gallery propagates to sections that correspond with the uploaded imagery, as well. That alien sketch can be assigned to a character and appear just under the description in the Characters section.

The Packet can even help you build and share your considerations for a soundtrack!

This Feature is Coming Soon!